Senior Cryptographic Security Architect
Jennifer Fernick is the Senior Cryptographic Security Architect at Scotiabank, and is a PhD candidate in Computer Science (Quantum Information) at the University of Waterloo, where she is affiliated with the Institute for Quantum Computing and the Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research. She holds a Master of Engineering in Systems Design Engineering (Waterloo) and a Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Science & Artificial Intelligence (Toronto). She has previously spoken at venues like DEF CON, Blackhat, and RSA, on topics such as machine learning, computing on encrypted data, and post-quantum cryptography. Jennifer has had deep involvement in a number of industry, research, and standards organizations, and is an organizer for Crypto & Privacy Village at DEF CON.