Arshad Noor is the CTO of StrongKey since 2001. With 34+ years of experience in the Information Technology sector, he has spent the last 21 years of his career focused on solving data-protection problems using applied cryptography. He has designed and constructed Public Key Infrastructures (PKI) for companies in the banking, defense, telecommunication, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and e-commerce sectors. He wrote the first open-source symmetric key-management system in 2006 and has adapted it to build an appliance to solve cryptographic key-management problems for companies complying with PCI-DSS, GDPR and the upcoming CCPA regulations; the appliance is in use at customer sites on 6 continents. He has written articles and spoken at dozens of conferences around the world on data-protection. Having authored protocols at OASIS in the past, he currently collaborates with the NIST National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), and is an active contributor to the FIDO Alliance to eliminate passwords from the internet. For the last 9 months, he has been serving as one of 20 members on the California Blockchain Working Group (http://www.govops.ca.gov/blockchain), helping to craft recommendations to the State Legislature on how the 5th largest economy in the world should deal with blockchain. When not advocating for application level security and strong-authentication, he encourages everyone to live the "Blue Zones" life.