FinDEVr NY 2017 / NuCypher

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NuCypher is a data-centric, zero-trust security and encryption platform for big data. By embedding access policies directly into encryption, NuCypher’s data-centric encryption follows data wherever it goes: across platforms (Hadoop, Kafka, Spark) and between on-premise and cloud environments.

Whether compute is happening in isolated, controlled networks or distributed, ubiquitous environments, no network is truly secure, and modern enterprises must architect their systems under the assumption that any component can be compromised at any time. Modern infrastructures are massively complex, with vulnerabilities that will eventually be exploited. Responsible enterprises must act as if they’ve already been compromised and adopt a zero-trust security model. NuCypher is leading the charge.


Truly Secure Big Data and Cloud Environments

NuCypher is commonly used by enterprises seeking to: Move big data storage and compute to the cloud, while keeping encryption keys on-premise, Enable inter- and cross-organizational, granular sharing of data in a secure and auditable way based on existing AD/LDAP/Kerberos access policies, and Bring big data projects into compliance with internal security policies and regulatory requirements, including PCI, HIPAA, and GDPR.

In this presentation, we will review the above use cases, explain the underlying technical architecture of NuCypher, and demo the technology in action for both Hadoop and Kafka.

What You’ll Learn

  • How to securely store and process big data in the cloud, while keeping encryption keys on-premise
  • How to enable granular, inter- and cross-organizational sharing of data in a secure and auditable way
  • How to bring big data projects into compliance with internal security policies and government regulations


Michael Egorov, CTO | @newmichwill | | 408.550.3891

Dr. Michael Egorov is a software engineer and the cofounder and CTO of NuCypher. Previously, he worked on infrastructure tools at LinkedIn and as a post-doc physicist experimenting with ultra-cold atoms. He graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and was a bronze medalist in the 2003 International Physics Olympiad.

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