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About The Company

Securitay was founded in late 2005 by two experienced software professionals with a passion for software that solves problems. Securitay is still a small - but profitable - company that allows the founders to engage in their passion without a lot of distraction. We don't have a professional, full-time Sales and Marketing staff. Everyone in the company writes code at some time or another.

About The Name

In marine VHF radio etiquette, there are three levels of distress message priority; Mayday, Pan Pan, and Securitay. Securitay messages are used to announce a non life-threatening potential navigation hazard. Securitay is simply the French pronunciation of Security. In Dave's twisted mind this correlated to what we do on many levels and so it became the name of the company. Dave gets immense satisfaction when he is out on his boat with the VHF on, because someone is always mentioning the name of his company. He thinks this is free advertising.

About Us

David Mowers

President & CEO

David brings over twenty years of security expertise to Securitay with deep knowledge and experience in authentication protocol design and implementation, authorization, cryptography, PKI, and Active Directory. David is an expert on the implementation and use of Microsoft Windows™ Security Services. He holds multiple patents for technology invented and delivered in the Windows Client and Server Operating Systems. During the period 2003-2006 David led the efforts at Microsoft to create an end-to-end Identity and Access Management Solution culminating in the publication of the Identity and Access Management Solution Series of which he was the architect and lead writer. He is also an experienced speaker with over twenty major conference presentations on security and identity management technologies.

David has developed his leadership skills in the US Army, at Microsoft where he managed several different technology teams.

David has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Florida.

Jeff Spelman

Chief Technical Officer

Jeff is an accomplished security technologist and developer with over 25 years of experience in cryptography and authentication protocol design and implementation. Jeff’s contribution to Windows Security includes significant parts of the Windows cryptographic libraries, including implementation of Elliptic Curve Cryptography algorithms, co-developer of the Windows Kerberos V5 authentication protocol implementation, technical lead for the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-1 validation effort, and architect/lead developer for the Active Directory Federation Services feature of Windows 2003 R2. Jeff holds multiple patents covering various aspects of security including cryptographic services and authentication.

Jeff has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Washington.

Security and Identity Management Solutions
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