Paul Kocher

Paul Kocher

Chief Scientist

Cryptography Research Division

Paul Kocher is Chief Scientist, focused on security architectures and strategies for the Cryptography Research division. Paul is an expert in cryptography and has an international reputation for his research and innovative designs. His past accomplishments include discovering timing attacks and differential power analysis (including techniques for preventing against these vulnerabilities), helping author the widely used and popular SSL 3.0 standard, and leading the design of the record breaking DES Key Search machine. More recently, Paul has focused on developing anti-piracy technologies for securing digital content. Paul was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2009 and, before founding CRI, held positions at RSA Security and was a founding member of Valicert, Inc. (now Tumbleweed).

Paul holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Stanford University. In 2014, Paul was inducted into the National Cyber Security Hall of Fame.