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Founders and Advisors

Mark Holmes is the CEO and co-founder of RavenWhite. He was the co-founder of a successful telecommunications startup which was sold to a portfolio company of the Alabama state retirement fund. He is an angel investor both as Managing Director of Sand Hill Private Investments and as a Band of Angels member. Holmes earned his electrical engineering degree from Brown University, and is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the IEEE Computer Society.

Co-founder Dr. Markus Jakobsson has spent more than 20 years researching crimeware, fraud and mobile security, as Chief Scientist at Agari (email security), Senior Director at Qualcomm (malware and authentication), Principal Scientist at PayPal (fraud and authentication), Principal Scientist at Xerox PARC (authentication) and as Principal Researcher at RSA Security (authentication and privacy). He has authored eight books, published over 150 articles, and holds over 150 patents. He is a visiting research fellow of the Anti-Phishing Working Group, holds a Ph.D. in computer science from University of California, San Diego and master’s degrees from both University of California, San Diego and Lund Institute of Technology in Sweden.

Ari Juels is a Professor at Cornell Tech (Jacobs Institute) in New York City, which he joined in 2014. He was Chief Scientist of RSA (EMC now Dell), Director of RSA Laboratories, and Distinguished Engineer at EMC. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from U.C. Berkeley. His interests include blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies, applied cryptography, cloud security, user authentication, and privacy. He is Co-Director of the Initiative for CryptoCurrencies and Contracts (IC3). He has been named one of the world’s top 100 technology innovators under the age of 35 by MIT’s Technology Review Magazine and was on the Computerworld “40 Under 40” list of young industry leaders.

Gary McGraw, the CTO of Cigital, Inc. (now part of Synopsys), is a globally recognized authority on cybersecurity and author of six best-selling books on this topic, including Exploiting Online Games, Java Security, Building Secure Software, Exploiting Software, and Software Security; and he is editor of the Addison-Wesley Software Security series. He has written over 90 scientific publications, authors a monthly security column for informIT, and is frequently quoted in the press. Gary is on the Advisory Boards of Fortify Software and RavenWhite. His dual PhD is in Cognitive Science and Computer Science from Indiana University where he serves on the Dean's Advisory Council for the School of Informatics. Gary is an IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors member and produces the monthly Silver Bullet Security Podcast for IEEE Security & Privacy magazine.

Dan Boneh is a Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University and heads Stanford’s applied cryptography group and co-directs the computer security lab. Professor Boneh's research focuses on applications of cryptography to computer security. His work includes cryptosystems with novel properties, web security, security for mobile devices, and cryptanalysis. He is the author of over a hundred publications in the field and is a Packard and Alfred P. Sloan fellow. He is a recipient of the 2014 ACM prize and the 2013 Godel prize. In 2011, Dr. Boneh received the Ishii award for industry education innovation. Professor Boneh received his Ph.D from Princeton University and joined Stanford in 1997.

Sid Stamm is Associate Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He is focused on integrating transparency and privacy into the Web by building tools offering users more choice and control over their online personal data. Sid has designed and developed many of the security and privacy features in Firefox including Do Not Track and Content Security Policy. He wrote many privacy-related Firefox Add-ons including, Force TLS and Universal Behavioral Advertising Opt-Out. Sid has written numerous published papers on privacy and security and holds a Ph.D in Computer Science from Indiana University.