Our revenue comes primarily from federally funded, multi-year research projects under DARPA, IARPA, and other agencies on both the military and civilian side. We team with universities, research institutes, and private sector companies from around the world to solve hard problems ranging from counter-human trafficking to information security.

We're not generalists, but we're flexible; we focus on maintaining an elite set of engineering skills and cross-disciplinary expertise that we can apply to any challenge. Our passion is in the pursuit of clever solutions, in finding the edge of what's possible and then pushing past it.

Interested in partnering with us? Check out our partner with us tab to find out how!


We publish our experiments and research on our Gray Area blog. Far from a boring corporate blog, we publish original research and try to put our personalities into everything we post. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and then you'll retweet us (right??). Our posts cover a wide range of topics, including web dev pedantics, hacking, data science, the dark web, and even poetry and short fiction.

Conference Talks

We love going to the great infosec conferences to speak, listen to great talks, and meet people. Follow us on Twitter for updates on talks we will be giving, and follow us on Instagram for photos of the events!
  • Kernel Mod Rootkits on Modern Linux Systems CarolinaCon April 14, 2018
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  • Mass Scanning All The Things BloomCon March 24, 2018
  • Steal All of the Databases DerbyCon October 3, 2013
  • Massive Attacks With Open Source Distributed Computing DEFCON August 4, 2013
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  • The Dawn of Web 3.0 DEFCON August 4, 2013
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  • Closing Plenary: Large Scale Network and Application Scanning Shmoocon March 23, 2013
  • PunkSPIDER: Fuzzing the Internet Shmoocon March 22, 2013

Want to work with us?

We love our small team, but we are also delighted to add to it! Drop us a line at if you're interested in joining our team, or if you'd like to partner with us!