erence Spies has over 19 years of security and systems software development experience, working with leading companies such as Microsoft, Asta Networks, and others. Terence served as Chief Technology Officer for Voltage Security, architecting innovations in cryptography, identity-based encryption, and format-preserving encryption. After the acquisition of Voltage by HPE, Terence became CTO.
Before joining Voltage, Terence worked at Asta Networks as Director of Development and VP of Engineering. Before Asta, Terence was with Microsoft for almost nine years where he started the public key cryptography group and led the development of Microsoft Crypto API. While at Microsoft, Terence also designed the SSL server and client side implementations for Microsoft Internet Explorer, participated in the PCT/TLS protocol design, led the development team for the Microsoft Certificate Server and led the integration of the certificate server and active directory.
Terence is active within the standards community and currently serves as chair of X9F1, the Cryptographic Tools group of X9 whose charter is to draft cryptographic algorithm standards for use in the financial industry. Terence graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Logic and Computation from Carnegie Mellon University.