Most projects do not require a full-time cryptographer. Often, a few hours in the beginning of a project, a little advice here-and-there in the middle, and a final review of at the end is all you need. Other times, you may want an experienced cryptographer to implement a custom security protocol. Belenkiy Consultants specializes in small custom projects and on-call consultations.
Mira Belenkiy is a professional cryptographer with 8+ years of industry experience. She has worked with numerous product teams on the design, development, and final review of their product at all stages of the development lifecycle. Her expertise is in privacy, authentication, anonymity, and key management.
Mira earned a Ph.D. in cryptography at Brown University in 2008, and a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics at Brandeis University in 2003. She began her career at Microsoft Research and for the past six years has been a part-time contractor for the Microsoft Research MSR-T Security and Crypto group.