Dr. Avesta Hojjati

Head of R&D | DigiCert

Dr. Avesta Hojjati is the Head of R&D at DigiCert, where he manages advanced development of Cyber Security products and heavily contributes to the M&A strategy. Before joining DigiCert, he was part of the Symantec product management team. At Symantec’s Web Site Security (WSS), he was responsible for a broad spectrum of product strategy, design, and development. Before Symantec, he was part of the Yahoo security team, commonly known as Paranoids. Dr. Hojjati is an author of multiple academic papers, he is commonly known for his research on side-channel attacks on medical devices and 3D printers. His research is focused on computer security & privacy, embedded systems security, reverse engineering, and applied cryptography.

Dr. Hojjati is a member of the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) and a board member of Rutgers University Continuing Education, Sovrin foundations, and ID4me AISBL. Hojjati holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Texas Tech University and an M.S. & Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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