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Julian Swallow

Julian Swallow

Founder & Chairman

Julian has founded, built, managed, and led multiple software companies over four decades. Having previously raised tens of millions of dollars of equity finance, he managed three successful disposals, two to publicly-quoted companies, yielding above-average returns to shareholders. His operational focus is on finance, financial strategy, and legal.

Eugene Pilyankevich

Eugene Pilyankevich

Founder & CTO

Eugene has managed software development with high security and performance demands for over 15 years. His extensive experience and research enable him to focus on the challenges that large and small companies experience when seeking to make data security central to their operations, especially in the face of external pressures and uncertainties.

Chris Hennings

Chris Hennings

Founder & Director

Chris originally trained as an economist but has coded, designed, and invested in a diverse range of software systems and companies for over 40 years. Elegant, appropriate, and useful code continues to delight. Chris sees effort spent to make world-class data security available to all as central to advancing the common good both now and into the future.

Anastasiia Voitova

Anastasiia Voitova

Head of Customer Solutions

Anastasiia is a software engineer and manager with a wide technological background spanning mobile app development to security engineering. Her current focus is cryptography and applied security, helping companies to build secure yet usable systems. Anastasiia is a frequent contributor to international conferences and co-organiser of cyber-security events.

We help the leaders to build secure systems at scale

Products and product sheets

<strong>Acra</strong>, a database security suite

Acra, a database security suite

Acra provides 9 security controls in one suite, pluggable as proxy, API or SDK in your architecture. Features include transparent field-level encryption, searchable encryption, data masking and firewalling.

<strong>Themis</strong>, a cross-platform crypto library

Themis, a cross-platform crypto library

Themis provides cryptosystems for securing data at rest and data in transit. Solves 90% use cases for protecting data in mobile, web and server-side apps.

<strong>Hermes</strong>, end-to-end secure data storage

Hermes, end-to-end secure data storage

End-to-end secure data storage, processing, and sharing framework with zero trust to storage/exchange infrastructure.

Facts & dates

  • Themis

    Themis

    • Themis is a cryptographic library, perfect for solving data security use cases in the most applications.
    • Themis supports 14 languages and platforms and provides 100% compatible API across them.
    • Themis is recommended by OWASP as a cryptographic library for mobile apps.
    • Themis hides cryptographic details, preventing developers from making security mistakes.
    • Themis provides strong modern industry-proven cryptography.
    • Themis is open source and can be used for free.

    Acra

    Acra

    • Acra database security suite protects sensitive data in databases and distributed applications.
    • Acra is one tool that covers 9 data security controls.
    • Acra works with SQL and NoSQL databases, on-prem or in any cloud environment.
    • Acra gives field-level encryption for sensitive data and supports BYOK/HYOK.
    • Acra easily integrates into modern applications, protecting sensitive data on the every step of its lifecycle.
    • Acra Community Edition is open source and can be used for free.
    • Acra Enterprise Edition is tailored for businesses with multiple apps or databases.

    Hermes

    Hermes

    • Hermes is a security framework for enabling multi-user end-to-end encrypted data storage.
    • Hermes provides the essential building blocks for building zero-knowledge and zero trust architectures.
    • Hermes prevents data leakage or misuse even if the server infrastructure is compromised.
    • Hermes core engine is open source.

    Cossack Labs team

    Cossack Labs team

    • Cossack Labs team includes experts with formal backgrounds and PhDs in cryptography, OWASP contributors, CISSP-certified security engineers, security software developers, and security engineers with decades of industry experience.
    • Cossack Labs team members gave more than 60 conference talks in 6 years. You can meet us at the international security and development conferences as QCon, DefCon, UA.SC, BlackAlps, NSSpain, FrenchKit, Devops Stage, OSDN, muCon, iOSCon, Highload fwdays, OWASP meetups and OWASP Appsec global events, NoNameCon, and others.

    • November, 2021 – Acra 0.90.0 is released, making fundamental security controls previously available in proprietary versions accessible to a wider audience.
    • October 20, 2020 – Acra won Best Open Source Project in the Hackernoon Noonies contest.
    • July 9, 2020 – With version 0.13.0 released, Themis officially supports 14 languages and platforms.
    • September 5, 2019 – Cossack Labs implemented end-to-end encryption into popular Apple Design Award app Bear.
    • April 16, 2019 – Acra encryption suite became available on DigitalOcean Marketplace.
    • March 15, 2019 – More flexible configuration for AcraCensor and server-side encryption mode for AcraServer are introduced.
    • November 9, 2018 – With version 0.84.0 New Horizons, Acra grew from a database encryption proxy to a full-fledged data encryption suite.
    • December 13, 2017 – A proof of concept version of Hermes introduced.
    • March 8, 2017 – First Acra open-source release (0.75) revealed.
    • June 3, 2015 – Themis is released into the public.
    • May 18, 2015 – Launch of Themis high-level cryptographic services library.
    • June 19, 2014 – Launch of Cossack Labs private limited company in United Kingdom.

Past events

The secret life of Android apps

The secret life of Android apps

Artur Hil @ OWASP Zhytomyr 2021 Meetup

Keynote: Data is a new security boundary

Keynote: Data is a new security boundary

Anastasiia Voitova @ OWASP Global AppSec US 2021 Conference

The art of secure architecture

The art of secure architecture

Julia Potapenko @ Craft

Designing secure architectures the modern way, regardless of stack

Designing secure architectures the modern way, regardless of stack

Eugene Pilyankevich @ QCon London 2020

Maintaining cryptographic library for 12 languages

Maintaining cryptographic library for 12 languages

Anastasiia Voitova @ BlackAlps

Search over encrypted records: from academic dreams to production-ready tool

Search over encrypted records: from academic dreams to production-ready tool

Artem Storozhuk @ NoNameCon

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