Shawn Abbott



Shawn pioneered internet security as CTO, then President, at Rainbow Technologies and saw the company grow ten-fold in profitability before being sold to SafeNet for nearly a half-billion dollars.

Previously, he pioneered the CD-ROM locking used on several million discs and is published on hardware cryptography in the ICSA Guide to Cryptography. Shawn also holds an early patent as one of the inventors of now popular USB keys. Shawn is an active rotary wing pilot.