Jeff Moss, also known as The Dark Tangent, (born January 1, 1975) is an American hacker, computer security expert and internet security expert who founded the Black Hat and DEF CON computer Hacker conferences.
Jeff received his first computer at the age of 10. He became fascinated because he wasn't old enough to drive a car or vote, but he could engage in adult conversation with people all over the country. Jeff became exposed to a much wider world where it was the quality of your ideas and your arguments that counted.
Moss graduated from Gonzaga University with a BA in Criminal Justice. He worked for Ernst & Young, LLP in their Information System Security division and was a director at Secure Computing Corporation where he helped establish the Professional Services Department in the United States, Asia, and Australia.
Moss is currently based in Seattle, where he works as a security consultant for a company that is hired to test other companies' computer systems. He has been interviewed on issues including the internet situation between the United States and China, spoofing[which?] and other e-mail threats and the employment of hackers in a professional capacity, including in law enforcement...
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