Tech entrepreneur Andreas Baumhof joins Australian leader in quantum cybersecurity
San Jose, Calif. – October 18, 2018 – QuintessenceLabs (QLabs), a leader in quantum cybersecurity known for its quantum random number generators and integrated data protection capabilities, welcomes Andreas Baumhof as its Vice President of Technology. Baumhof joins the executive leadership team as the company enters a new phase of growth to help further develop the QuintessenceLabs portfolio and grow awareness of the company’s technologies and applications. Baumhof officially joined QuintessenceLabs at its global headquarters, effective October 15, 2018.
Andreas Baumhof is an internationally renowned cybersecurity expert and entrepreneur, with considerable experience building and growing successful innovations in cybersecurity technology. Andreas was cofounder and CTO of Microdasys Inc., where he developed the first ever SSL proxy, and later cofounder and CEO of TrustDefender until its 2011 acquisition by ThreatMetrix. He then served as CTO at ThreatMetrix, leading it through its acquisition by LexisNexis earlier this year.
“Andreas is a wonderful addition to our management team,” said Vikram Sharma, Founder and CEO at QuintessenceLabs. “His experience and insight will be tremendously valuable as our business and customer base continues to scale globally.”
“Ever since I picked up a book on quantum computing as a student, I have been fascinated by everything to do with quantum technology,” said Baumhof. “QLabs is a recognized leader, combining advanced quantum and classical cybersecurity to make our world a safer place. This is further underscored by it being named one of the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers for 2018. My hunger for innovation in this company will easily be satisfied, and I look forward to another roller coaster ride!”
QuintessenceLabs (QLabs) is a global leader in quantum cybersecurity at the forefront of the commercial development of quantum cybersecurity solutions. It delivers unique products integrating high-value cybersecurity with advances in quantum technology, including the world’s fastest true random number generator, an advanced key and policy manager, and integrated encryption solutions for on-premise or in-cloud implementations. QuintessenceLabs is also a global leader in the development of quantum key distribution solutions.