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Jason Wright

Jason Wright

Visiting Associate Professor

Office: TAB Building, Room 278

(208) 282-7859



College of Science and Engineering
Computer Science


  • M. Sc. (Computer Science), University of Idaho, 2014
  • B. Sc. (Computer Science), University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1999

Jason L. Wright is visiting professor of Computer Science at Idaho State University. Before joining ISU, Jason formed his own company and through that company worked on three different DARPA projects: Memory Optimization (MEMOP), Cyber Grand Challenge (CGC), and Cyber Fault-tolerant Attack Recovery (CFAR).

Over the years, Jason has conducted research and development in the lowest levels of operating system kernels (Linux, FreeBSD, and OpenBSD) including co-authoring a hypervisor (for CGC) and developing device drivers for just about every type of hardware device. He was an OpenBSD core developer for almost 10 years.

Jason also worked for Idaho National Laboratory reverse engineering embedded systems to expose vulnerabilities and worked with various vendors to see those vulnerabilities addressed in subsequent revisions of their products.

His primary research interests are cyber security with particular focus on hardening of operating systems and network protocols.