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Infosec Global provides technology innovation, thought leadership and expertise in cryptographic life-cycle management. ISG delivers products and services that secure data while helping governments and enterprises achieve trust through compliance to cryptographic regulations, worldwide. The ISG leadership team has deep professional and academic expertise in the security and cryptography market. The founders and board members are the original inventors of key cryptographic technologies, protocols and standards such as SSL and AES.

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Executive Management

With over 150 years of collective experience in the Security and IT industry, Infosec Global executives bring a wealth of execution skills and management expertise. They also bring a passion for entrepreneurship and helping businesses grow and thrive.

Nagy Moustafa

CEO, Co-Founder, Chairman

Nagy Moustafa, an Entrepreneur with vision and passion, holds a long history of driving ideas from conception to reality. Nagy has been instrumental in founding and funding business operations across the international market. His global experience in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East have led to many significant ideas eventually being delivered to the marketplace. Nagy is currently the Chairman and CEO of Infosec Global, Chairman of Canadian Growth Investments, Chairman of Gryphon Secure, Chairman of Sysmosoft and Chairman of Agora. He has also founded CIT and Diversinet. Prior to his entrepreneurial career, Nagy held senior positions at Rogers Communications and the Ministry of Economic Development in Canada. He is also a member of The World Presidents Organization.

Zubin Dastoor

Chief Financial Officer

Zubin Dastoor combines his scientific studies with an investment banking background. His career started at Credit-Suisse First Boston as a Financial Analyst in the biotechnology and medical technology group. Thereafter he served as a Partner and a Senior Financial Analyst at a Swiss private bank for several years. He has since founded a biotech company and managed a number of start-up companies as head of strategy and finance. Zubin is a Chartered Financial Analyst with a degree in molecular biology from the Biozentrum of the University of Basel and a PhD in neurobiology.

Julien Probst

Head of Product

Julien is a cybersecurity professional and entrepreneur with more than 12 years of experience in international business, entrepreneurship, product innovation and operations within the high-tech and cybersecurity industry. In 2008, right after his HES engineering diploma thesis, Julien founded Sysmosoft, a Swiss company providing leading-edge technologies in the area of mobile applications security. As co-founder and CEO, Julien built the company from inception to scale-up and enabled top tier banks and governments to deploy highly classified information on mobile devices. In 2016 Julien joined InfoSec Global, a cybersecurity deep-tech company specialized in the area of cryptography agility and post-quantum cryptography. After leading strategic initiatives and business development for the EMEA region as General Manager for 4 years, Julien took a leadership role for productizing ISG offering. As Global Head of Product, Julien is leading product vision, strategy and execution with a mission to develop new market opportunities with compelling value propositions and scalable products.

Keelan Smith

VP Research and Development

Keelan Smith has been designing, developing, and delivering data security products for over 20 years. After graduating from the University of Toronto with an Honours degree in Astrophysics, he joined Certicom as an embedded software developer. He spent several years implementing and leading teams in the design and development of a variety of security products, including highly secure embedded fax devices, secure digital indicium modules for the postage industry, key generation, distribution, injection systems for digital satellite radio and various other chip manufacturers, and several end-to-end security solutions for industries including smart meters, casino gaming, and networked consumer electronics. Moving forward from his role as Senior Technical Architect and Team Lead, Keelan joined the sales organization as a Professional Service Security Consultant, where he provided pre and post sales technical expertise, and was responsible for assembling development teams to build solutions that address each customer’s specific security needs. Keelan has been co-founder and CTO of two tech start-ups, successfully leading teams of developers of various sizes, in a range of geographic locations. Keelan believes strongly that for any given problem, innovation and execution comes from finding the right people to attack that problem.

Dr. Vladimir Soukharev

Principal Cryptographic Technologist & Chief Post-Quantum Researcher

Vladimir is our Chief Principal Cryptographic Technologist & Chief Post-Quantum Researcher, focusing on post-quantum cryptography. His work includes analyses and optimizations of existing schemes, as well as creating new schemes. Vladimir obtained his PhD from the University of Waterloo specializing in Cryptography, Security, and Privacy.

Crypto Board

The InfoSec Global security leadership team has deep professional and academic expertise across the full spectrum of security and cryptography. Our experts are the original inventors of key cryptographic technologies, and designers of security protocols and standards. With extensive ‘real-life’ experience, all have held senior executive positions with both large corporations and fast-growing start-ups.

Dr. Taher Elgamal

Father of SSL, co-founder

The International nature of Infosec Global's business is most unique. Offerings around the various international cryptographic solutions are very important to our customers and provide a competitive edge over their peers. Infosec Global has the most powerful skills in the world in cryptography and will continue to be the leader in this space.
Dr. Elgamal has invented several standards in data security and digital signatures, including the design of the ElGamal discrete log cryptosystem and ElGamal signature scheme. The latter became the foundation for Digital Signature Algorithm, which was adopted as the Digital Signature Standard for the Federal Information Processing Standard by the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the United States. FIPS is a requirement for use in all computers of non-military government agencies. Dr. Elgamal also developed the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol used in Internet security, including writing the patents and developing the original products using SSL. He is responsible for promoting SSL as the Internet security standard at the Internet Engineering Task Force. Within the commercial sector, he developed the RSA Bsafe cryptography products such as the first version of the VeriSign CA product. He participated in the Secure Electronic Transaction (SET) credit card payment protocol, and a number of Internet payment schemes, with efforts led by VISA and MasterCard. Dr. Elgamal has held many executive and board seats with security related companies, including Diversinet, Tumbleweed, First Information Security and Securify (now part of McAfee). He holds a Doctorate degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and was recognised with a Lifetime Achievement Award from RSA in 2009.

Prof. Dr. Ueli Maurer

Head of the information security and cryptography research group Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich

Information security is a key issue for businesses and governments, positioned on the CEO's agenda. Information security makes headlines because of increasing system vulnerabilities, values at risk, and number of attacks. But security is not only about preventing attacks, security technologies are key enabling technologies for the future of IT.
Cryptography is the primary such enabling technology for new and emerging security-critical applications, including secure communication, digital signatures, digital money, e-voting, auctioning systems, etc. Cryptography is based on clear and deep mathematical principles, and the security of cryptographic protocols is usually proven rigorously by a mathematical proof. Ueli Maurer is professor of computer science and head of the Information Security and Cryptography Research Group at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich. His research interests include theory and applications of cryptography, information security, theoretical computer science, information theory, and discrete mathematics. One of his long-term research goals is to establish a constructive theory of cryptography and to apply it to the modular design of provably secure cryptographic protocols. He has served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Cryptology from 2002 to 2010, as associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, and currently serves as associate editor for the Journal of Computer and System Sciences. He is an IEEE Fellow, an ACM Fellow, an IACR Fellow, and a member of the German Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina). He was the 2000 Rademacher Lecturer of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania, received the 2013 Vodafone Innovation Award for Mobile Communications and the 2016 RSA Award for Excellence in the Field of Mathematics. Maurer has served many companies and start-ups as board member and consultant.

Prof. Dr. Vincent Rijmen

Co-Designer of Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), Prof. KU Leuven (Mathematical theories for the design of symmetric cryptography primitives)

Strong cryptography is still the basis for trustworthy security.
Vincent Rijmen completed his PhD in cryptography at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium in 1997. He is co-designer of the algorithm Rijndael, which has become the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) in 2001, and has been included in many other standards since. Rijmen is also the co-designer of the WHIRLPOOL cryptographic hash function, which is included in ISO/IEC 10118-3. Rijmen manages the team working on symmetric-key cryptography at COSIC (since 2008). He was the leader of Symlab, the virtual lab on symmetric techniques of the European Network of Excellence ECRYPT II. He led the research team working on cryptanalysis at IAIK, Graz University of Technology (2004-2008), and was Chief Cryptographer with Cryptomathic NV (2001-2004). Rijmen is currently editor of the following journals: Journal of Cryptology (since 2013), Information Processing Letters (since 2012); Designs, Codes & Cryptography (since 2007), Journal of Universal Computer Science (since 2004). Rijmen teaches the courses “Cryptography & Network Security” and “e-Security” in the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering at KU Leuven.

Prof. Dr. Arjen Lenstra

Professor at EPFL (Switzerland)

Cost-effective response to the constantly increasing number of threats requires flexibility and understanding of long-term developments. The Security Leadership Team at Infosec Global offers a unique combination of skills to realise this vision.
Since 2006 Arjen Lenstra has been a full professor at EPFL where he heads the laboratory for cryptologic algorithms. Before joining EPFL, he was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies (2004-2006). From 1996-2004 he was Vice President at Citibank's Information Security Office, Citibank, New York. From 1989-1996, Senior Scientist at Bellcore, and from 1984-1989 Visiting Professor at The University of Chicago. He also held visiting positions at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, AT&T Bell Labs, and DEC Systems Research Center. From 2000-2006 he was part-time professor of cryptology at the Technical University Eindhoven, The Netherlands. He received his PhD in 1984 from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, is a fellow of the IACR, a member of the mathematical section of the Academia Europaea, and recipient of the 2008 RSA conference award for excellence in mathematics and of two EPFL teaching awards. During the past three decades he was closely involved with many developments related to the cryptanalysis and design of cryptographic systems, such as internet computing, the number field sieve, XTR, VSH, rogue CA construction, numerous integer factorization records, and determination of secure cryptographic key lengths.

Prof. Dr. Alfred Menezes

Co-Founder of the centre for applied cryptography research at Waterloo University and Co-Author of the "Handbook of Applied Cryptography"

While the core tools in cryptography are quite well understood, implementing these tools securely and efficiently in large-scale applications is extremely challenging. This is especially so for organisations with long-term security needs.
Alfred Menezes is Professor and Chair in the Department of Combinatorics & Optimisation, Faculty of Mathematics, at the University of Waterloo. His research interests are in elliptic curve cryptography, practice-oriented provable security, and algorithmic number theory. Alfred received his PhD in 1992 from the University of Waterloo. He is co-author of the widely used Handbook of Applied Cryptography and Guide to Elliptic Curve Cryptography. His work has included mathematical, engineering, and computer science aspects of public-key cryptography. He has discovered and analysed attacks on the elliptic curve discrete logarithm problem. He has developed and analysed protocols for key establishment, some of which have been standardised by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the US government's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). With Neal Koblitz, he has an ongoing project whose objective is to understand the practical implications of security proofs. Alfred was a co-founder of the Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research (CACR) at the University of Waterloo, and served as its Managing Director from 2005 to 2011. He has co-organised numerous workshops on elliptic curve cryptography, security, and privacy. In 2012, he was a recipient of the University of Waterloo's Distinguished Teaching Award.

Prof. Dr. Adrian Perrig

Head of the ETH institute of Information Security, Professor at ETH Zurich, Adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University

The Internet today is built on an antiquated model of trust. Updated network security methods are needed for higher assurance.
Adrian Perrig is a Professor at the Department of Computer Science at ETH Zürich, Switzerland, where he leads the network security group. He is also a Distinguished Fellow at CyLab, and an Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University.

Advisory Board

Edna Conway

VP & GM Global Security, RIsk & Compliance, Azure at Microsoft

Robert Rodriguez

SINET Chairman and Founder

Brian O’Higgins

Co-founder and CTO of Entrust, founding executive and CTO of Third Brigade.
Angel investor, serves on corporate boards and advisory boards