CardWeb.com’s CardData database of Company Profiles today features Denmark’s Cryptomathic.
Cryptomathic is one of the world’s leading providers of security software solutions to businesses across a wide range of industry sectors, including banking, government, technology, cloud and mobile. With more than 25 years’ experience, we provide systems for eBanking, PKI, ID & ePassport, card issuing, advanced key management and managed cryptography, through best-of-breed security solutions and services.
We pride ourselves on strong technical expertise and unique market knowledge, with 2/3 of employees working in R&D, including an international team of security experts and a number of world renowned cryptographers. At the leading edge of security provision within its key markets, Cryptomathic closely supports its global customer base with many multinationals as longstanding clients.
Cryptomathic was founded in 1986 by renowned cryptographers and was one of the first companies in the world to commercialise cryptographic algorithms. Over the years Cryptomathic has evolved extensively to remain at the forefront of security technology and to pre-empt new security requirements brought about by emerging technologies or regulatory decisions and to react to specific and individual client and industry needs.
The company was founded on a core of intellectual capital and we are proud to still have a unique intellectual capital at the core of Cryptomathic today. Our security team boasts more than five international expert cryptographers who rank among the 50 most renowned cryptographers in the world. Members of our cryptography team have invented and contributed to next generation cryptography solutions, including the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) which is endorsed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC). In addition, they have participated in research centred on electronic payment schemes, new hash algorithms and more.
This investment lead to Cryptomathic being named one of the 40 most innovative companies in the world by the World Economic Forum.
All of Cryptomathic’s products are designed and built based on customers’ needs and requirements. We have consulted and assisted companies around the world with building security solutions from requirement specification to implementation and delivery. We understand our customers’ businesses, and our combination of extensive customer and application knowledge with deep technical ability ensures an optimal solution with the level of security they need, not just for today, but for tomorrow…
Torben Pryds Pedersen
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technical Officer
Torben Pryds Pedersen is Cryptomathic’s Chief Executive Officer and has the overall responsibility for the company’s technological and innovative direction. As head of the company’s R&D division, he manages the security experts and the unique intellectual capital of Cryptomathic, and also ensures that the company’s products remain state-of-the-art and in line with customer needs.
Prior to his employment with Cryptomathic, Torben Pryds Pedersen carried out a great deal of research in cryptographic protocols and participated in several EU projects related to electronic payment. He has been a visiting researcher at the University of Essen, Germany and CWI in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
As an active member of the programme committees of Eurocrypt 1997, 1998, 2000 and 2001, Torben Pryds Pedersen continues to play an active part in the latest developments in cryptographic research. He is also member of IACR and ISO SC27 WG 2.
Torben Pryds Pedersen holds a Master of Science in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Computer Science (Cryptology) from the University of Aarhus.
Executive Vice President, Cryptomathic USA
Matt Landrock is the EVP of Cryptomathic Inc. and Cryptomathic GmbH. He also has overall responsibility for Cryptomathic’s partner relations and corporate sales. Matt has played a central role in Cryptomathic’s growth and international expansion, setting up Cryptomathic’s first office outside Denmark in 1999. Matt has also been responsible for establishing offices in Germany and USA.
Matt Landrock is on the ISSE (Information Security Solutions for Europe) Industrial Technical Programme Board and is an executive member of the Cryptomathic board.
Prior to joining Cryptomathic Matt Landrock founded and managed an IT supplier company focussing on retail markets and distribution channels.
Matt holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Aarhus and an MBA from the Rotman School of Economics at the University of Toronto.
Executive Vice President, EMEA
Morten Landrock is Managing Director of Cryptomathic Ltd and Executive Vice President of Cryptomathic’s EMEA (Europe / Middle East / Africa) operations, managing a team of people based in Denmark, France, Germany and the United Kingdom. He is also responsible for Cryptomathic’s corporate marketing activities.
Since joining Cryptomathic in 1999, Morten has worked extensively in business development, corporate strategy, management, marketing, and sales with a keen focus on international expansion – setting up offices in Denmark, France and the United Kingdom.
Morten has served as Vice Chair of the Marketing Centre for GlobalPlatform, an organisation responsible for the standardisation of smart card technology, from 2003-2005.
Prior to joining Cryptomathic Morten Landrock worked in marketing in USA.
Morten Landrock holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration from the University of Aarhus and supplemented studies with graduate economics courses from the University of Leuven.