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Doug Leonard is a security researcher set to graduate BYU’s Master’s of Information Systems program April 2015. His high school class voted Doug as the most likely to get "even" with a perpetrator if his identity were to ever be stolen. Doug cracks passwords in his spare time and is a member of BYU’s Offensive Security Team. Doug solicits himself as a homebrew hacker with passion for entrepreneurship and education.