InfoSec Global is a company rooted in cryptographic research, with leading experts in researching and simplifying Crypto Agility.

Unmatched cryptography subject matter expertise.

InfoSec Global's story begins when our co-founders Nagy Moustafa and Taher Elgamal conceptualized a business offering based on cryptographic agility management that empowers executive management, CISOs and security ops teams to regain control of cryptography. As cryptography has been static for the last two decades, and they wanted to disrupt the market.
Over the years InfoSec Global has designed and built the AgileSec Crypto Agility Management platform, has established strategic partnerships with numerous companies including IBM, Tanium, HashiCorp, Accenture and others, and concluded strategic investments with Synopsys and Malar Group. In the process, InfoSec Global has been granted validation by FIPS and NIST, has been awarded 12 patents, and has been actively engaged in the post-quantum research community.

Technical validations.

ISG has several technical validations, including NIST PQC Round 3, FIPS 140-2 validation, as well as the SINET 16 award. ISG also has 12 patents, and partners with top-tier universities including KU Leuven, ETH Zurich, and the University of Waterloo.

Meet some of our in-house researchers.

Charting new cryptographic territory.

Dr. Vladimir Soukharev

Principal Cryptographic Technologist: Vladimir Soukharev is a Principal Cryptographic Technologist & Chief Post-Quantum Researcher at InfoSec Global. He is relentlessly focused on cryptographic research and development and is inspired by continuous innovation. Vladimir obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo’s David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, specializing in cryptography, security and privacy under the supervision of David Jao. His thesis title was “Post-Quantum Elliptic Curve Cryptography.”

He was part of the Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research, CryptoWorks21 and has contributed and published works at world-renowned conferences and in journals, such as PQCrypto, Financial Cryptography and the Journal of Mathematical Cryptology. Since completing his formal studies, he has dedicated his work life to advancing the knowledge and application of cutting-edge cryptography and cybersecurity technologies to protect vital information and communications in complex, highly regulated environments.

Vladimir’s main area of focus is post-quantum cryptography, but he looks at the entire cryptographic and security spectrum. He is also a co-author on the submission for NIST’s Post-Quantum Cryptography Standards Competition, titled SIKE (Supersingular Isogeny Key Encapsulation).

Adrian Antipa

Chief Cryptographic Research Scientist: Adrianis a Software Developer with deep cryptographic experience. Adrian joined InfoSec in 2020, having worked first at Certicom and then when acquired by Blackberry/RIM. He has a Master’s in Mathematics from University of Bucharest. Adrian has been involved in a number of touchpoints: including, but not limited to:
  • Public Key and Symmetric Cryptography: ECC, block ciphers, sponge functions where he worked on ECC, PQC development, design and standards at Certicom (1995 - 2011), RIM (2011 - 2013); wrote Security Builder crypto library; customer cryptography at InfoSec Global (2013 - 2015), Darkmatter (2015-2018): new crypto suites, implementation and deployment using ECC and PQC for public key part and AES design and sponge functions for symmetric part; blockchain fault tolerance: Byzantine agreement protocol.
  • Homomorphic Encryption: ring-LWE
  • Secure & Privacy Preserving Multi-party Computation:additive shares, Shamir shares, oblivious transferd.
  • Threshold Shared Secrets, digital signatures: ECDSAt
  • Machine Learning: linear and logistic regression, regression trees, deep learning where he worked on: CN-Insight product at CryptoNumerics (2019) which allows to train statistical and machine learning models on datasets without the need to centralize or relocate them; implemented the homomorphic initializer to replace trusted initializers in decentralized ML models.

Read more about their research.

As Quantum Computer’s Risks Threaten to Undermine Its Benefits, Infosec Global Answers NIST Call with Two Crypto Solutions
Vladimir Soukharev
Post-Quantum Cryptographic Solution based on Elliptic Curves - Supersingular Isogeny Key Encapsulation (SIKE)
Vladimir Soukharev
Crypto Agility is a Must-Have for Data Encryption Standards
Nagy Moustafa And Vladimir Soukharev
Daniel J. Bernstein, Christoph Dobraunig, Maria Eichlseder, Scott Fluhrier, Stefan-Lukas Gazdag, Andreas Hülsing, Panos Kampanakis, Stefan Kölbl, Tanja Lange, Martin M. Lauridsen, Florian Mendel, Ruben Neiderhagen, Christian Rechberger, Joost Rijneveld, Peter Schwabe
Supersingular Isogeny Key Encapsulation (SIKE)
David Jao, Reza Azarderakhsh, Matthew Campagna, Craig Costello, Luca De Feo, Basil Hess, Amir Jalali, Brain Koziel, Brian Lamacchia, Patrick Longa, Michael Naehrig, Joost Renes, Vladimir Soukharev, David Urbanik

Watch our experts.

ISG’s Dr. Vladimir Soukharev: How to be ready for Tomorrow’s Quantum Attacks - Isogeny-Based Quantum Resistant Undeniable Signatures