Arshad Noor is the CTO of StrongKey, a Silicon Valley and Research Triangle Park company focused on data protection solutions since 2001. He has been working in the IT sector for over 30 years, with the last 20 spent protecting sensitive data through the use of applied cryptography: strong authentication, encryption, digital signatures and cryptographic key management. He has created many software components and products within the open-source community, published articles in a variety of journals and spoken on the subject of data protection through the use of cryptography in conferences around the world. As an active member of the FIDO Alliance, Arshad strives to bring next-generation strong authentication technology to the masses through his company’s open-source FIDO Certified server. He was recently appointed to the HIMSS Cybersecurity, Privacy and Security Committee and the CA Government Operations Agency’s Blockchain Working Group. Arshad is also an active participant in the Forbes Technology Council where he hopes to affect change through better communication resources, higher visibility and peer feedback.