Founder, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer,
Lawrence E. Hughes is a visionary in the information technology and computer security fields, with particular interest in secure digital communication and IPv6. An expert, with more than 35 years’ experience in creating and developing security products, Mr. Hughes has a long history of being a valued consultant in various global security companies.
Mr. Hughes founded InfoWeapons Corporation to create high quality, simple-to-use, end-user tools as a response to the general lack of secure communication and IPv6 Ready tools currently available. He has authored the book “Internet E-mail: Protocols, Standards and Implementations”, having been heavily involved with Internet e-mail security for many years. His book is still one of the leading books on E-mail.
Prior to founding InfoWeapons, he was the co-founder (along with Jay Chaudhry) and initial CTO of CipherTrust in the US. CipherTrust is the maker of the IronMail™ Hardened E-mail Proxy appliance. Before that, he was a Senior Security Consultant at VeriSign where he created and taught their certification courseware internationally. All throughout his career, he has been constantly creating products and courseware in the areas of cryptography, digital signatures, digital envelopes, digital certificates, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), secure transport protocols and secure E-mail, as well as hardened security appliances to protect digital communication.
Mr. Hughes’ extensive technical background includes world-class skills in data security, cryptography, PKI, UNIX operating systems, Internet Protocols, IPv6, and software development in C/C++ and various assembly languages. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in pure mathematics, with a minor in physics, from the Florida State University. In addition, Mr. Hughes has been a member of Mensa International, which is a society of people whose IQ is in the top 2% of the population, since 1973.