Founder and CEO of Rift Recon and Director of Hardware Curation at ExploitHub, Michaud has advised on physical security, lockpicking, and hackerspaces for over a decade. He is a professional physical security advisor; an R&D, test and analysis expert; and specializes in forecast and strategy. Michaud started HacDC and Pumping Station: One, is the author of the How To Start A Hackerspace Series, and advises hackerspaces - bringing the movement to over 900 locations worldwide. His skill opening impossible-to-pick locks earned him a place in locksport history with the "Michaud Attack." He co-founded and served on the Board of Directors for TOOOL US and is referenced widely in academic papers, talks and books including Open In Thirty Seconds.