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Michael Adjedj joins QEDIT as Senior Cryptography Engineer

Michael Adjedj joins QEDIT as Senior Cryptography Engineer, QEDIT

Michael Adjedj is set to join QEDIT’s Cryptography team. Dedicated to mainstreaming zero-knowledge proof (ZKP) cryptography through a global standardization process, QEDIT has launched ZKProof, a community-driven initiative, to enthusiastic response. In addition to being named to multiple year-end lists of top startups, QEDIT also recently closed a series A round with strategic partners in the U.S. and China. From Tel Aviv, Israel, Michael’s chief responsibilities will be to design, implement, and attack cryptographic systems, making them as durable and impenetrable as possible.

Prior to signing on with QEDIT, Michael had accrued more than a decade of experience in the cryptography world. After several years as a Security Engineer and Independent Consultant in Cryptography, Michael spent more than six years with digital identity and security firm Gemalto. Starting out as an R&D Security Expert, Michael was soon hired to Cryptography & Security Expert, where he designed and implemented white-box cryptography, and simulated attacks on white-box implementations.

In 2009, Michael graduated from Université Bordeaux 1 with a Cryptography Master’s degree. He has received numbers endorsements from his current and past colleagues in the areas of cryptography, set top box, DRM, security, debugging, and more.

In addition to his vast cryptography skills, Michael is a passionate archer, having once split his own arrow a-la Robin Hood in a practice session. He is also an avid fan of Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Witcher Saga, a collection of fantasy novels and short stories. In his spare time, Michael likes to keep his cryptography skills sharp by playing Crypto CTF, an online competition for likewise-inclined hackers all over the world. As part of Team Megaloblastt, Michael scored fourth in the 2017 CHES WhibOx contest, a white-box cryptography competition organized by the ECRYPT-CSA consortium.

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QEDIT adds Talia Barta as Community Catalyst and Events Producer

QEDIT adds Talia Barta as Community Catalyst and Events Producer

Israeli data sharing platform QEDIT has announced the appointment of Talia Barta as Community Catalyst and Events Producer. Ms. Barta has more than five years of experience in marketing, event management, field marketing and marketing automation, and has collaborated across a diverse range of international teams. She has a strong background working in technology and cybersecurity industries, helping brands to transform the way they communicate and interact with their audiences. Ms. Barta will be based in Tel Aviv and report to Vice President of Sales, David Hayat. Before joining QEDIT, Ms. Barta worked in the marketing department of Physics, an automated penetration-testing platform that helps companies to determine and mitigate cybersecurity risks. She started as a Marketing Associate in August 2018 before being promoted to Marketing Manager in January 2020. From 2016 - 2018, Ms. Barta worked in marketing for non-profit Nefesh B'Nefesh. As part of her role, she was the lead website content editor, with responsibility for overseeing all website content, as well as designing, creating, and managing email marketing campaigns to its worldwide audience of more than 35,000 subscribers. This included liaising between stakeholders from eight different departments and aligning all messaging with Nefesh B'Nefesh’s overall brand, strategy, and marketing goals. Prior to that, Ms. Barta was a production manager for creative studio The Paper Boat Creative. She oversaw the successful delivery of photoshoots for all stakeholders, including leading client-focused advertisements from conception to completion, managing logistics, and business development for a range of clients, including Nike Israel. Ms. Barta has a Bachelor of Communications and Middle Eastern Studies from Bar-Ilan University. She has an inbound marketing certification from the Hubspot Academy and is trained in Google Analytics. She has also spent time assisting with the social good in her community. Ms. Barta is a volunteer at the Friendship Circle of North Jersey, helping a child with special needs every week. This involved helping a young boy and his siblings with their regular needs to build positive relationships and alleviate the stress for the family. Ms. Barta served her 12 months of national service tutoring at Zalman Alman Elementary School, tutoring underprivileged children from broken homes in language, math, and science. She has also volunteered at Midreshet HaRova, an absorption center for Ethiopian immigrants. Ms. Barta speaks English and Hebrew and is highly competent in using the Microsoft Office suite. She is trained in the fundamentals of photography.

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Ahmad Musa joins QEDIT as a DevOps Engineer

Ahmad Musa joins QEDIT as a DevOps Engineer

Israeli data collection and sharing company QEDIT has named Ahmad Musa as its new DevOps Engineer. Ahmad will play a key role in developing QEDIT’s products, that allow companies to share intelligence and data insights without exposing confidential business information. He will report to VP of Product, Ori Wallenstein. Ahmad is a seasoned software developer with more than 10 years of experience in a range of diverse positions. He comes to QEDIT from Asal Technologies, an IT outsourcing company, where he is a senior software engineer. Ahmad also co-founded his own start-up, Loges Techs, which provides software to assist logistics companies with their operations. He has worked for the company in his spare time since it was founded in 2018, and remains on the company’s board. Ahmad has served with start-up company Gist Technologies, where he helped to provide web and mobile app solutions to clients as a Software Engineer and Consultant from 2015 - 2019. He has also been a Senior Software Engineer for Trigger-Apps.co and a Software Engineer for Founder Therapies, working on low-level programming for devices and protocols, and converting network protocols into a backend server. He started his career as a Software Engineer at EXALT Technologies, where he worked from 2010-2015. Ahmad graduated from Birzeit University in West Bank in 2010 with a BA in computer systems engineering. He is trained in security systems, particularly encryption, security algorithms and private keys, and has expertise in a wide range of technologies, including Java, Spring, MySQL, MongoDB, Python, Django, PHP, and C++. Ahmad is fluent in both Arabic and English.

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