The State of Authentication with Chad Spensky, Founder & CEO – Allthenticat
Thursday, October 22, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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 more than 10 years of research experience and is a lifetime hacker. Formerly, he was a member of the technical research staff at MIT Lincoln Laboratory and has since continued to help them solve of the some of the Department of Defense’s toughest cyber-security problems. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2020 (thesis title: Securing and Analyzing Embedded Systems). He also possess a M.S. in computer security from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as a B.S. in mathematics, a B.S. in computer science, and a minor in economics from the University of Pittsburgh. As a hacker and capture the flag player himself, he is well aware of how attackers think and strongly believes that it takes a great offense to build a solid defense. He plans to use his experience and expertise to create a world that is more secure and more pleasant to interact with.