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Steve Weis is a cryptographer & entrepreneur who focuses on securing people's data with applied cryptography. Most recently, he was a software engineer at Facebook working on data privacy, data security, infrastructure security, transport security, and as an academic liaison.

Previously, Steve was co-founder & CTO of PrivateCore, a security startup acquired by Facebook in 2014. His work includes data privacy, Facebook Messenger security, building PGP support for Facebook, Google 2-step verification and the Keyczar cryptographic library.

In the past, Steve was a technical director at AppDirect and a member of the applied security team at Google. Steve received a PhD in computer science from MIT where he was advised by Ron Rivest. Steve's interests include cryptography, security, entrepreneurship, and machine learning.