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Apostol Vassilev

Publications:

1. "The importance of entropy to information security", IEEE Computer, 02/2014; 47(2):78-81.

2. "Avoiding Cyberspace Catastrophes through Smarter Testing," IEEE Computer, 10/2014; 47(10):102-106.

3. "CRYPTOGRAPHIC MODULE VALIDATION PROGRAM (CMVP)," ITL Bulletin November 2014.

Position:

Research Team Lead and Cryptographic Module Validation Program Manager
Computer Security Division
Security Testing, Validation and Measurement Group

Employment History:

October, 2014 - present: Research Team Lead, Security Testing, Validation and Measurement Group, CSD, ITL, NIST

March, 2013 – September, 2014: IT Specialist (Security), Security Testing, Validation and Measurement Group,CSD, ITL, NIST

November, 2006 – 2014: Founder and Lead Engineer, NetIDSys, Inc., Austin, TX

March, 2008 – October, 2012: Manager - Cryptographic and Security Testing Laboratory, ATSEC Information Security Corporation, Austin, TX

March, 2001 – October 2006: Principal Architect, Gemalto Inc., Austin, TX

March, 1996 – February, 2001: Senior Engineer/Project Leader, Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Austin, TX

August, 1992- February, 1996: Research Assistant, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

June, 1992- August, 1995: Scientific Collaborator, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY

Education:

Ph.D. (Mathematics), Texas A&M University, 1996

Contact

Phone: 301-975-3221
Email: apostol.vassilev@nist.gov
Fax: 301-975-4007