Lance Cottrell founded Anonymizer in 1995, which was acquired by Ntrepid Corp. (then Abraxas) in 2008. Anonymizer's technologies form the core of Ntrepid's Internet misattribution and security products. As Chief Scientist, Lance continues to push the envelope with the new technologies and capabilities required to stay ahead of rapidly evolving threats. A well known expert on security, privacy, anonymity, misattribution, and cryptography, he speaks frequently at conferences and in interviews. He is the principle author on multiple Internet anonymity and security technology patents, having started development of Internet anonymity tools in 1992 while pursuing a PhD in physics, eventually leaving to work on those technologies full time. Lance holds an MS in physics from the University of California, San Diego, and a BS in physics from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has served on the advisory board of the UCSD Libraries and the American Public University IT Industry Advisory Council.