Ben Gidley, Director, Technology
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 System Architect
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.
Liz Duke, Senior System Architect
Liz has worked in 3rd line IT solutions for the past 16 years, covering roles from Support to Implementation to Tech Lead for customers such as Freeserve, The FT, Project Kangaroo (BBC, ITV, C4), Seesaw and LGI. She started working with AWS solutions 4 years ago which led to designing Cloud and Hybrid Solutions for Irdeto’s customers. Liz is AWS certified for Solutions Architect and Sysops at the Associate level. She has been at Irdeto for 5 years and was previously at Ioko (media) and Energis-Squared (ISP). Liz has spoken at AWS summits in the Netherlands and the UK and enjoys learning about new technologies and ways of working with the Cloud.
Mark Roberts, Cloakware Product Marketing Manager
Mark has a diverse background that spans semiconductors (National Semiconductor), technology startups (MOSAID and IceFyre), real-time operating systems (QNX), services (Tech Insights) and media (Espial and Irdeto). Over the years he has worn many hats, but mainly in Electronic Design, Application Engineering, Technical Marketing and Product Management. His initial years at Irdeto were focused on secure media, including, among other things, product managing the Irdeto Secure Media Player and involvement with ActiveCloak for Media, both of which depended on Cloakware Software Protection as their foundation technology. Mark holds an Electrical Engineering degree, with Computer Engineering option, from the University of Waterloo.
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.
Stacy Janes, Chief Security Architect, Cloakware for Automotive
Stacy has a Bachelor of Computer Science from Acadia University and brings over 20 years of experience from the software security industry as a software developer, architect, security analyst and pen-tester. He is currently the chief security architect for Irdeto’s automotive security solution, Cloakware for Automotive, which he is also the founder of. He has had exposure to several security technologies throughout his career as a PKI developer for Entrust Datacard (formerly known as Entrust Technologies) and as a consultant to the Canadian Government specializing in security and authentication and authorization systems. In his role at Irdeto, before founding Cloakware for Automotive, Mr. Janes was the global leader of Irdeto’s security team. The security team is responsible for both internal and external projects to evaluate security levels of embedded and mobile devices and all types of applications using a wide range of established industry methods. He has extensive experience in threat analysis, reverse engineering and pen-testing from a range of industries. Mr. Janes is also the team lead for the GENIVI security team.