Paul “Prem” Sobel is a Cal Tech master of science in electrical engineering and has dedicated a 40-year career to protecting mission-critical systems.

He worked with IBM, NASA, Northrop and Intel before launching MerlinCryption LLC. He developed an exponentially stronger encryption with variable key length called the Smart-World’s Smart-Encryption.

In this edited interview, Sobel discusses encryption and other security technologies and critical infrastructure vulnerabilities.

Where are we today in encryption methodologies architecture?

 Paul "Prem" Sobel, Cal Tech master of science in electrical engineering

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Larry Karisny  | 

Larry Karisny is the director of Project, an advisor, consultant, speaker and writer supporting advanced cybersecurity technologies in both the public and private sectors. Mr. Karisny will be opening the Security Session at the four-day ITEXPO being held from Jan. 25 through Jan. 28 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.