Dr. Basil Hess
Chief Cryptographic Engineer
Basil is our Chief Cryptographic Engineer and the main person responsible for all implementations of cryptographic primitives. His research is focused on performance, optimizations and security. He obtained his MSc in Computer Science with a focus on Information Security from ETH Zurich in 2010, where he worked on elliptic curve cryptographic implementations and secure multi-party computation. He obtained his PhD in Information Systems at ETH Zurich in 2014. As part of his PhD research, he was in corporate research at SAP SE, working on some of the company’s pioneering projects in Mobile, Internet of Things, UX, and embedded security. Basil’s main areas of focus at InfoSec Global is the cryptographic core of our Agilesec Platform comprising of both classical and post-quantum cryptographic implementations, optimizations, side-channel, and fault-attack countermeasures.