The UMBC Cyber Defense Lab presents

Startup Lessons Learned

Richard Carback (Ph.D. UMBC CS 2010)
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12:00–1:00pm ET, Friday,12 February 12 2021

This talk will explore the technology and lessons learned by UMBC alumnus Richard Carback from his experience co-founding and closing the security startup Lexumo, which provided the only automated service that continuously monitors IoT software platforms for the latest public vulnerabilities. In addition to covering some of the hard problems and Lexumo’s technical approach for monitoring all the world’s open-source software to assist companies in managing their vulnerabilities, Dr. Carback will discuss the mistakes and complexities of getting funded, delivering a product, and finding customers.

Dr. Richard Carback is a UMBC Alumnus (CS Ph.D., 2010) who is an entrepreneur who currently runs a private consultancy for computer security, computer forensics, cryptography, and smart contracts. He is a privacy-preserving systems expert with a background in elections and anonymity networks. While the group leader for the embedded systems security group at Charles Stark Draper Laboratories, he spun out an IoT vulnerability startup called Lexumo that provided the only automated service that continuously monitored IoT software platforms for the latest public vulnerabilities. At UMBC, he worked with Alan Sherman on secure elections and was the primary researcher behind Takoma Park’s deployment of the Scantegrity voting system, the first usage of voter-verifiable end-to-end election technology in a municipal election. email:

Host: Alan T. Sherman, . Support for this event was provided in part by the NSF under SFS grant DGE-1753681. The UMBC Cyber Defense Lab meets biweekly Fridays 12-1 pm. All meetings are open to the public. Upcoming CDL Meetings:

  • Feb 26, Vahid Heydari (Rowan University)
  • Mar 12, Chao Liu (UMBC), Efficient asynchronous BFT with adaptive security
  • Mar 26, Jeremy Clark (Concordia)
  • April 9, (UMBC), MeetingMayhem: A network adversarial thinking game
  • April 23, Peter Peterson (University of Minnesota Duluth), Adversarial thinking
  • May 7, Farid Javani (UMBC), Anonymization by oblivious transfer