Paul Makowski CTO @ (Poly)Swarm Technologies & Narf Industries

Paul brings over 10 years of experience in modern software exploitation, program analysis, vulnerability research, reverse engineering, cryptography, and low-level development.

Prior to co-founding PolySwarm, Paul reverse engineered and wrote bespoke malware disinfection tools for Fortune 100 clients. Paul has conducted cutting-edge research on partial homomorphic encryption as it applies to protecting network signatures and programs and has co-designed a confidentiality system for a public / private hybrid blockchain for identity management on behalf of the US Department of Homeland Security.

Paul has led cutting-edge information security research and development efforts in both private and public sectors, has identified exploitable vulnerabilities in defensive tools as a Vulnerability Analyst for CERT/CC, served as a web application security engineer for McAfee and won DEF CON’s CTF competition.

Paul holds a BSc in Computer Engineering from Santa Clara University and a MSc in Information Technology and Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

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