Dr. David Kravitz
Vice President Crypto Systems ResearchDarkMatter

Dr. Kravitz is involved in the provision of research insights on a variety of cyber security topics including public key infrastructure and developments in Blockchain. He is also well versed in authentication, authorization and accounting services.

He has over 35 years experience in cyber security related domains. Prior to joining DarkMatter he was a research staff member with IBM in identity management architecture.  He also oversaw the development of cryptographic constructs for next-generation ultra-high-definition content protection.

He began his career at the National Security Agency (NSA), where he “combined his exceptional skills in protocol and algorithm design with his evaluation capabilities to profoundly enhance the security posture of communications,” as stated in the Certificate of Achievement he was awarded by the Director of the NSA.

Dr. Kravitz was Principal Architect of Blockchain Fabric Membership Services for the open-source Linux Foundation Hyperledger Project, and acts as Advisory Board Member to Federal Guardian LLC, a cyber security consolidation platform.

He holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering Systems from University of Southern California, and a Masters in Mathematical Sciences from John Hopkins University. During his 11-year tenure at NSA, Dr. Kravitz invented the Digital Signature Algorithm (DSA), which forms one of the dozens of issued and pending patents in his name.


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