Symbiont appoints cryptographer Dr. Lisa Yin as CSO

Announcements | December 12, 2016 By:

Symbiont has announced the appointment of renowned cryptographer Dr. Lisa Yin as its Chief Security Officer and Chief Cryptographer.

Dr. Lisa Yin was one of three academics to publish a 2005 paper outlining an attack on SHA-1. In the eleven years since, further research has been published highlighting attacks on the hashing algorithm, and in recent years tech firms have called for its retirement.

“The Symbiont team has already solved hard problems that give its platform a competitive edge in terms of both security and performance. I am very excited to join the team, and I look forward to keeping Symbiont ahead of the curve on developments in cryptography, which is a critical building block for distributed ledger technology,” said Yin.

“Cryptography and computer security are extremely fast-moving fields, so it is imperative to be able to take full advantage of the latest developments, to anticipate and proactively address new forms of attacks. Lisa’s deep knowledge in cryptography and her broad connections to the research community and the industry will allow us to leverage a wide spectrum of expertise in the fields,” said said Adam Krellenstein, CTO and co-founder of Symbiont.

Symbiont is a smart contracts platform for institutional applications of blockchain technology.