Chad SpenskyCEO , Allthenticate
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. He is currently the CEO of Allthenticate, a company that provides a single smartphone-based solution for both keyless physical access control and passwordless digital authentication. Chad has over 15 years of research experience and has numerous academic publications in top conferences. Formerly, he was a member of the technical research staff at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, where he helped them solve some of the Department of Defense’s toughest cyber-security problems. Chad received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and is also a recipient of the prestigious IBM Ph.D. Fellowship. In addition to his academic credentials, Chad is a lifetime hacker. His hacking career started in his teenage years and has taken him to compete in some of the world’s best capture the flag tournaments around the world as a member of the Shellphish hacking team. His unique blend of hacking knowledge, academic rigor, and sound engineering background make him particularly well-suited to solve complex real-world cybersecurity problems, like large-scale, usable authentication.