About CipherStash

Our goal is to make it easy for dev teams to build apps with the best possible secure data storage.

What drives CipherStash?

Our mission

We're building the world's first Snapshot Secure fully-searchable data-store. Traditional approaches to storing data trade security for flexibility and even then the security of the data stored just isn't that great. Current databases are largely based on outdated technology and we think there's lots of room for improvement!

Our story

Like so many in the tech industry, CipherStash founder, Dan Draper grew tired of hearing about data-breach after data-breach in the news and developed an interest in searchable encryption technology. After taking Professor Dan Boneh's Stanford Cryptography course, Dan spent the next 3 years researching how to apply searchable encryption techniques to practical databases and search indexes. The result is an entirely new way of storing data that no longer trades security for utility.

Meet our team

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Our advisors

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Part of something bigger

CipherStash is committed to social and environmental good.

CipherStash partners with Trace to reduce and offset emissions
CipherStash sponsors the Encrypt(Syd) meetup, where academics and industry professionals discuss cryptography research and applications.

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