Mudge is the Director of CITL. He has contributed significantly to disclosure and education on information and security vulnerabilities over the past 25 years. In addition to pioneering buffer overflow work, the security work he has released contained early examples of flaws in the following areas: code injection, race conditions, side-channel attacks, exploitation of embedded systems, and cryptanalysis of commercial systems. He was the original author of the password cracking software L0phtCrack, Anti-Sniff, and L0phtWatch. In 2010, Mudge accepted a position as a program manager at DARPA where he oversaw cyber security R&D and re-built the Agency's approach to cyber security research. In 2013 Mudge went to work for Google where he was the Deputy Director of their Advanced Technology & Projects division. Most recently, after conversations with the White House, Mudge stood up the non-profit Cyber Independent Testing Laboratory inspired by efforts such as Consumer's Union (Consumer Reports). He is the recipient of the Secretary of Defense Exceptional Civilian Service Award medal, an honorary Plank Owner of the US Navy Destroyer DDG-85, was inducted into the Order of Thor, the US Army's Association of Cyber Military Professionals, recognized as a vital contributor to the creation of the US Cyber Corps (SfS PDD-63), and has received other commendations from the CIA and from the Executive Office of the President of the United States.