Hilaire Orman’s expertise centers on the design, development, and analysis of software and systems that protect data and communications; applied cryptography is principal technology for those protections. She has designed well-regarded protocols and cryptographic documents for the IETF.
Orman’s educational software for demonstrating malware and how to respond to it is part of the educational archive at USC’s Information Sciences Institute. She is one of the founders and co-organizers to the GREPSEC workshop for under-represented groups in computer security research.
Ms. Orman is the “Practical Security” columnist for IEEE Internet Computing Magazine. Recent articles have covered online voting, the secrets of email headers, and the Internet of Things. She is the archivist for the IACR and a constant advocate for open source publishing.
Orman has a BS in mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She’s a former chair of the IEEE Computer Society’s Technical Committee on Security and Privacy. She has a strong interest in Blockchain, particularly in the area of smart contracts.