Paul Kocher

Security Researcher, Independent

Paul Kocher is interested the algorithms, hardware and software that underpin the security of modern systems. His technical work includes co-discovering the recently disclosed Spectre vulnerability, co-authoring the SSL/TLS 3.0 standards, architecting numerous hardware security cores and discovering Differential Power Analysis. He founded Cryptography Research in 1995, led the company through its acquisition by Rambus in 2011, then left in 2017. He is currently an Independent Researcher and Advisor/Investor for security startups. Kocher is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and serves on the National Academies’ Forum on Cyber Resilience.

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