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Rich Smith

Director of R&D


Rich Smith is the Director of R&D for Duo Labs, supporting the advanced security research agenda for Duo and herding the Duo research cats along the way. Prior to joining Duo, Rich was the Director of Security at Etsy and co-founder of Icelandic security startup Syndis. Rich has held security positions in the US, UK and EU and has over 15 years experience in security consulting, offensive research and tooling development - the list is long so we’ll spare you the boring details. Rich is also a regular speaker at security conferences worldwide putting his fancy accent to good use to share the security knowledge (go on, re-read this blog post to yourself in a British accent…sounds much better and more convincing right!)