We're gonna fix the internet.
We are laying the groundwork for more secure networks where anyone can be authenticated and communicate in a secure fashion, without much headache.
Meet the Team
We’re bringing together a set of extraordinary backgrounds to give you the best experience possible.
Our team has extensive experience both attacking (e.g., blackhat hacking, vulnerability assessments for the Department of Defense, and competing in the highest level hacking competitions on the planet) and defending critical systems (e.g., creating novel defenses for embedded systems, securing high-impact real-world products, and designing secure manufacturing pipelines). These various experiences have convinced us that we can do better at securing our infrastructure, especially with respect to authentication. Thus, we are here to usher in a new ubiquitous smartphone-based authentication paradigm: Allthentication.
Founder and CEO
Chad is a computer security researcher, entrepreneur, and educator who is passionate about using technology to make people’s lives easier and their digital systems more secure. Chad has over 10 years of research experience and is a lifetime hacker. Formerly, he was a member of the technical research staff at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, where he helped them solve some of the Department of Defense's toughest cyber-security problems. Chad received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara and is also a recipient of the prestigious IBM PhD Fellowship. As a hacker and capture the flag player himself, he is well aware of how attackers think and believes that it takes a great offense to build a solid defense.
Co-founder and COO
Rita graduated with a degree in Financial Mathematics and Statistics (Data Science) from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her experience in product management and internationalization from her previous job at Carpe Data, in addition to her deep knowledge of startups and a knack for marketing make her a perfect fit for the founding team. Previously, she helped found "The Center of Academic Achievement", a Spanish-Moroccan startup that operated in 6+ countries.
Co-founder and CTO
Evan is an Electrical and Computer engineer with a passion for building systems at the intersection of hardware, software and design that change the way people live their lives. Evan has experience working in industry as well as a research environment designing novel systems. He was previously a Systems Engineer at Lockheed Martin helping design infrared imaging systems for Defense applications and was also a researcher in the Computer Security group at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). Evan received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and a M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UCSB.