Dan Farmer

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Dan Farmer

Name: Dan Farmer

Born: April 5, 1962

Computer-related contributions

  • American computer security researcher.
  • Created Security Administrator Tool for Analyzing Networks (SATAN).
  • Began the development of the COPS program for identifying security issues on Unix systems.

Significant publications

  • Computer Forensics Library (2007).
  • Forensic discovery (2004).


"People don't want to talk about death, just like they don't want to talk about computer security. Maybe I should have named my workstation Fear. People are so motivated by fear."