Bahman Sistany, Senior Security Analyst and Researcher
Bahman joined Irdeto in 2003 as a Compiler Designer, Bahman since then worked on several advanced application-level security features such as various control flow obfuscations. He has held several roles, including manager of large development, infrastructure and QA teams and later as a product evangelist and owner. More recently, Bahman has been leading research into obfuscation and tamper resistance technology, high assurance software protection and functional safety, application of AI/ML systems to security, and confidentiality/privacy of ML systems. Bahman holds a PhD in computer science (formal verification) from University of Ottawa.

Bhagyashri Sarbhukan, DevOps Engineer
Bhagyashri has about 10 years of experience in software testing and has been working as a DevOps engineer for past 2 years. She works with AWS cloud services for creating secured infrastructure for deployment of solutions and automation. Bhagyashri enjoys learning new stuff and of late has been using her spare time learning different cloud services. She is here to share her learnings!


Brian Yuan, Cloakware® Product Owner
Brian has spent the past 6 years at Irdeto as a Product Owner / Product Manager in the media security and anti piracy teams, working on a range of products from ActiveCloak and Irdeto’s Secure Media Player, to Web Discovery. Prior to this he worked in Telecommunications (Nortel & Natural Convergence) and IPTV Middleware (Espial) where he performed a variety of roles from emergency support to Systems / Sales Engineering. Brian holds a Systems Design Engineering degree from the University of Waterloo.

Catherine Chambers (Cloakware® Cate), Senior Product Manager
Since 2011 Catherine has been helping to architect Irdeto’s security solutions for web, mobile and embedded systems. She sometimes posts videos for Irdeto on the subject of reverse engineering under the name Cloakware® Cate. Prior to joining Irdeto, Catherine worked for many years as a lead programmer in fast-paced startups. Her experience spans the range from coding in assembler to cloud computing. Catherine holds a Master’s degree in Mathematics from Queen’s University.

Evan O’Regan – Director, Connected Manufacturing
Evan likes getting people excited about the things he’s excited about. And those things help build businesses by applying proven innovations insightfully, often disrupting entire markets. Right now, Evan is excited about Connected Manufacturing, where we’re only just beginning to glimpse the possibilities of additive and smart manufacturing technologies. Need someone to take a hard problem you’re familiar with and apply a new context to it so you can reframe it and learn something new? Evan is your person. Evan joined Irdeto in April 2019 as Director, Connected Manufacturing. 

Grant Goodes, Principal Architect for Cloakware® Technology
Grant has been with Irdeto spanning 11 years in increasingly more senior roles. Hired by Cloakware® as a Transcoder developer, he worked as the architect of the White-box Cryptography tool-chain, and then led the development of the kernel-based Android Secure Platform technology. Grant then took a position at Arxan where he developed their Next-gen White-box product and was promoted to Principle Engineer in the office of the CTO. Grant recently returned to Irdeto in his current role as the Principle Architect for the Cloakware® Software Protection (CSP) technology, including Software and Data Transformation, Binary Protection and White-box Cryptography. He is now responsible for defining the future direction of all Cloakware® technologies. Grant’s other experience includes stints as a Java VM developer at IBM, lead onboard software-engineer for Denmark’s Ørsted scientific satellite mission, and compiler-developer on Europe’s first Ada compiler. A holder of 10 software security patents, Grant did his undergrad at University of Waterloo and Master’s degree at University of Toronto.

Mark Hearn, Head of IoT Security, Irdeto
Mark Hearn is the Head of IoT Security at Irdeto. He is responsible for leading Business Development strategies to secure organization’s IoT applications and connected devices. Mark has been with Irdeto since 2003, through Irdeto’s acquisition of Cloakware®. Mark is a seasoned Product Management executive with 20 years of bringing technology and business requirements together to solve market problems, particularly within Media Entertainment and Security markets. In addition to being a product leader in the private sector, Mark has also provided Business Analysis security consulting into the Canadian government and has spoken at security conferences. Mark holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada and has received certifications in Product Management, Technical Marketing and Strategic Marketing.

Patrice Belmonte, Product Marketing Manager
Patrice joined Irdeto’s IoT Security Market Unit in June 2019 as Product Marketing Manager for Connected Manufacturing. Over the last 20 years, Patrice has held different roles in corporate and product marketing, and business development. She is passionate about technology, starting her career in telecommunications, going into physical security, and artificial intelligence before joining Irdeto. Patrice’s work (and life) has taken her all over the world, providing her with extensive background in the impact of culture and regionalization on technology adoption and marketing strategies. Patrice holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Writing from Université de Sherbrooke.

Phil Eisen, Senior System Architect
Phil joined Irdeto in 2001, where he was co-inventor and principal developer of white-box AES. After leading the team responsible for white-box cryptography and data transformations, he was a lead designer and developer on several DRM solutions, as well as Irdeto’s innovative cardless CA system. Phil is currently part of the System Architecture team, helping define features across all products in the Cloakware® Marketing Unit. Prior to Irdeto, his other positions include Director of Engineering at Perspecys/Blue Coat Canada, and Cryptomathematician at Communications Security Establishment. Phil holds a Master of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo.

Samaneh Bayat, Senior Software Engineer
Samaneh is a senior software engineer at Irdeto, currently working on a cloud service that provides cutting edge API and code protection technology to web and mobile applications. Before joining Irdeto, she worked at IBM where she joined a team of two to build a cloud service for application security management, which later grew into a big team. Before that, she was working on IBM’s enterprise level application security product. Besides software development, she has also researched in a variety of areas including formal methods, shortest path algorithms, bio-inspired computing, data mining, web2.0, security test automation, and recommendation systems.

Will Hickie, Data Science Architect
Will Hickie joined Irdeto in 2018 as a Data Science Architect to investigate how machine learning could be used to improve software and intellectual property protection.
As a data scientist, Will employs a statistical data-to-outcomes approach to problem solving. With 20 years of software development experience, and more than a decade of applied ML, he is able to speak to both engineering and machine learning disciplines. Will kicked off his career with a startup during the tech boom of the 1990s, designing algorithms for real-time surveillance systems. In his spare time, Will enjoys hiking and spending time with his family.