Ascertia appoints Mike Hathaway as CTO to continue PKI innovation

Posted by Victoria Allen on Oct 9, 2019 10:01:19 AM

Following a period of rapid growth, Mike’s appointment strengthens Ascertia’s seasoned executive team and is one of many recent strategic hires across the organisation. This appointment enhances Ascertia’s technical expertise, its global partner network and cements the company’s commitment to producing innovative high-trust PKI and digital signature products.

“Ascertia continues to grow its market share and I am looking forward to driving the company’s technical development. PKI architecture is the backbone of Ascertia’s high-trust solutions and this will be one of my main focuses,” said Mike Hathaway, CTO at Ascertia.

A seasoned PKI specialist with over 20 years’ experience, Mike spent more than a decade at Entrust, and has held positions at EDS working as part of the Atlas consortium and at PwC’s beTRUSTed. He brings his extensive expertise and knowledge to the Ascertia team and will apply his experience to drive further PKI innovation.

“As an established provider of high-trust PKI and digital signature products, we are really pleased to welcome Mike to the company. With his leadership in the PKI space, we can continue to develop market leading innovative high-trust products and solutions,” said Rod Crook, Executive Director at Ascertia.

Earlier this year, Ascertia was the first company in the world to deliver a Common Criteria EN 419 241-2 Certified Qualified Signature Creation Device (QSCD) with Sole Control Assurance Level 2, used by Qualified Trust Service Providers (QTSPs) to provide eIDAS Qualified Remote Signing solutions.

Ascertia’s products are used across high-trust industries including government, banking and insurance as well as in regulatory sensitive lines of business such as finance, legal, HR and procurement.

Topics: Mike Hathaway, CTO Ascertia, eIDAS Qualified Remote Signing solutions, PKI specialist, PKI innovation, high-trust PKI

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