Our Vision

“We believe that everyone was born with the right to privacy. It’s what makes us individual and unique. Our goal is to protect your privacy from all things, at all times, forever.“

About StrongSalt

StrongSalt is an encryption platform as a service to help build a new privacy infrastructure for the internet. StrongSalt is solving the fundamental problem of data privacy by building the world’s first always-on searchable encryption infrastructure through APIs that are simple enough for any developer to use, yet secure enough to power the world’s most demanding applications.

Our Team

We are veterans in enterprise security technology who were tired of seeing the old “wall and alert” model of security repeatedly fail businesses. We decided that instead of looking at the problem from the outside in, we would build privacy from inside out.

Ed Yu

FOUNDER AND CEO

Ed Yu was the founding engineer of FireEye and has also worked as VP and Director of Engineering in various enterprise and software companies. He has worked both in startups and large corporations such as Oracle, Sun, SGI, and McAfee.

Ed graduated from the California Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.

Ed loves cryptography and has patents on encrypted search include areas on unique searchable encryption with arbitrary index construction, zero-trust encrypted storage, and encrypted indices sharing.

Ed loves scuba diving, skydiving, and tai chi but with his current busy life, he spends more time annoying his coworkers with uncommented Haskell code.

Paul Lung

VP of Engineering

Paul Lung was a Senior Member of Technical Staff at PayPal Inc, working on private cloud solutions such as Kubernetes. Previously, he worked on a massively distributed, highly available, and mission critical index file delivery system that powers the search engine of the eBay auction site. Other accomplishments include being a member of the original engineering team at FireEye Inc, now a 7 billion dollar public company, where he was solely responsible for the critical Packet Capture Processor that drove the game changing FireEye malware detection engine.

In his 21 year career, he has worked in pivotal engineer positions for companies like Cisco Systems, XACCT Technologies, Loglogic Inc, and others.

He received BS degree in Computer Science and Engineering from University of California at Davis in 1996.

Becky Yu

Software Engineer

Becky is an industry veteran specializing in distributed database technologies even though she is well-versed in full-stack development.

Becky graduated from Carleton University with a Masters Degree in Computer Science.

Becky was a key member of the original engineering team in On­Site Manager Inc., which was successfully acquired in September, 2017. She loves cooking, travel, kids and animals.

Kathy Lam

Software Engineer

Kathy has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Computer Engineering from the University of California Santa Barbara.

She has been programming in various languages including C++, Java, Ruby and Perl throughout her career.

Kathy has a sweet tooth and enjoys outdoor activities.

Zachary Milne

Software Engineer

Zach has worked on applications that range from geographic technologies to data analytics for job compensation. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Maryland and is a self taught programmer.

Zach has always had a strong initiative to learn new things. He grew up a tinkerer of electronics, and in high school built an electric pickup truck and an ATV powered golf cart.

When he’s not working, he enjoys the beach with his wife and two kids, playing basketball and working on side projects.

Tony Scott

Advisor

Tony Scott was the third Chief Information Officer of the United States, appointed by President Obama on February 5th, 2015.

Prior to his position in the White House, Mr. Scott led the global information technology group at VMware Inc., a position he had held since 2013. Prior to joining VMware Inc., Mr. Scott served as Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Microsoft from 2008 to 2013. Previously, he was the CIO at The Walt Disney Company from 2005 to 2008. From 1999 to 2005, Mr. Scott served as the Chief Technology Officer of Information Systems & Services at General Motors Corporation.

Dan Boneh

Chief Security Advisor

Dan is a Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Stanford University. He is also the Co-Director of the Stanford Computer Security Lab. Dan’s main research focus is applied cryptography and computer security.

Matthew Green

Security Advisor

Matt is an Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins Information Security Institute. Matt’s research includes techniques for privacy-enhanced information storage, anonymous payment systems, and bilinear map-based cryptography.

Mike Wiemer

Advisor

In 2007, Mike co-founded Solar Junction and led the teams to two world records in Solar Cell efficiency (43.5% and 44%) and then sold the company in 2014. Mike is now the EVP of Engineering at Mojo Vision. Mike also advises early stage companies on their strategies.

John Reese

Technical Advisor

John is known as jtr at Google where he works as the Principal Site Reliability Engineer L8. John is responsibility for the world-wide Google SRE and maks sure things continue to run no matter what. In other words, John is intimately knowledgeable about extreme scalability and reliability in large scale production systems. In his spare time, he flies first class to Asia to eat weird spicy food.

Ed Yu was the founding engineer of FireEye and has also worked as VP and Director of Engineering in various enterprise and software companies. He has worked both in startups and large corporations such as Oracle, Sun, SGI, and McAfee.

Ed graduated from the California Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.

Ed loves cryptography and has patents on encrypted search include areas on unique searchable encryption with arbitrary index construction, zero-trust encrypted storage, and encrypted indices sharing.

Ed loves scuba diving, skydiving, and tai chi but with his current busy life, he spends more time annoying his coworkers with uncommented Haskell code.

Paul Lung was a Senior Member of Technical Staff at PayPal Inc, working on private cloud solutions such as Kubernetes. Previously, he worked on a massively distributed, highly available, and mission critical index file delivery system that powers the search engine of the eBay auction site. Other accomplishments include being a member of the original engineering team at FireEye Inc, now a 7 billion dollar public company, where he was solely responsible for the critical Packet Capture Processor that drove the game changing FireEye malware detection engine.

In his 21 year career, he has worked in pivotal engineer positions for companies like Cisco Systems, XACCT Technologies, Loglogic Inc, and others.

He received BS degree in Computer Science and Engineering from University of California at Davis in 1996.

Becky is an industry veteran specializing in distributed database technologies even though she is well-versed in full-stack development.

Becky graduated from Carleton University with a Masters Degree in Computer Science.

Becky was a key member of the original engineering team in On­Site Manager Inc., which was successfully acquired in September, 2017. She loves cooking, travel, kids and animals.

Kathy has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Computer Engineering from the University of California Santa Barbara.

She has been programming in various languages including C++, Java, Ruby and Perl throughout her career.

Kathy has a sweet tooth and enjoys outdoor activities.

Zach has worked on applications that range from geographic technologies to data analytics for job compensation. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Maryland and is a self taught programmer.

Zach has always had a strong initiative to learn new things. He grew up a tinkerer of electronics, and in high school built an electric pickup truck and an ATV powered golf cart.

When he’s not working, he enjoys the beach with his wife and two kids, playing basketball and working on side projects.

Tony Scott was the third Chief Information Officer of the United States, appointed by President Obama on February 5th, 2015.

Prior to his position in the White House, Mr. Scott led the global information technology group at VMware Inc., a position he had held since 2013. Prior to joining VMware Inc., Mr. Scott served as Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Microsoft from 2008 to 2013. Previously, he was the CIO at The Walt Disney Company from 2005 to 2008. From 1999 to 2005, Mr. Scott served as the Chief Technology Officer of Information Systems & Services at General Motors Corporation.

Dan is a Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Stanford University. He is also the Co-Director of the Stanford Computer Security Lab. Dan’s main research focus is applied cryptography and computer security.

Matt is an Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins Information Security Institute. Matt’s research includes techniques for privacy-enhanced information storage, anonymous payment systems, and bilinear map-based cryptography.

In 2007, Mike co-founded Solar Junction and led the teams to two world records in Solar Cell efficiency (43.5% and 44%) and then sold the company in 2014. Mike is now the EVP of Engineering at Mojo Vision. Mike also advises early stage companies on their strategies.

John is known as jtr at Google where he works as the Principal Site Reliability Engineer L8. John is responsibility for the world-wide Google SRE and maks sure things continue to run no matter what. In other words, John is intimately knowledgeable about extreme scalability and reliability in large scale production systems. In his spare time, he flies first class to Asia to eat weird spicy food.

Join the StrongSalt Community

Decentralized Keyless Management

StrongSalt Protocol builds an ever growing decentralized network of volunteers.

Searchable Encryption

Helping out the network by volunteering bandwidth, storage capacity and computing resources.

Shareable Encryption

StrongSalt tokens can be used for a number of network services provided by other nodes and the network itself.

Immutable Auditing

We help you protect your data privacy by preventing any cloud systems from parsing or accessing your data.

Read Our Whitepapers

Learn how our Decentralized Encrypted Search and Storage Protocol not only preserves privacy and protects data in the world of AI and smart devices, but also enables new business models for sharing and auditing data.