David Maher

David Maher is EVP and CTO at Intertrust and has over 30 years of experience in secure computing. He is President of Seacert Corporation, the intertrust PKI a certificate authority for the Internet of Things and Co-chairman of the Marlin Trust Management Organization which oversees the world’s only independent digital rights management ecosystem. He was also President of WhiteCryption Corporation, a developer of application security software. Previously, Maher was chief scientist for AT&T Secure Communications Systems, Head of the Secure Systems Research Department, and security architect for AT&T’s Internet services platform. After joining Bell Labs in 1981, he developed secure communications, information vending, and e-commerce systems. He was Chief Architect for AT&T’s secure voice, data, and video products used by the White House and Department of Defense for top-secret communications. In 1992, Maher became a Bell Labs Fellow in recognition of his accomplishments in communications security. Maher holds dozens of patents in secure computing; has published numerous papers in the fields of mathematics and computer science; and has consulted with the National Science Foundation, National Security Agency, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment. Maher holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from Lehigh University. He has taught electrical engineering, mathematics, and computer science at several institutions. Maher is currently focused on the design and development of Trust management and secure systems for Smart Grids.