Alex Balducci is a Principal Security Consultant at NCC Group's Cryptography Services. His experience includes security research, source code auditing, application security assessments, and software development - but his expertise is in cryptographic security including analysis and design of cryptographic protocols. Alex has given numerous presentations at several industry conferences. In 2016 and 2015 he delivered NCC Group's "Beyond the Beast: Deep Dives in Cryptography" course at Blackhat USA as well as at Blackhat EU in 2015. This two day course examines modern issues affecting cryptographic implementations and protocols and delves into the nitty gritty implementation details. At BlackHat USA 2014 he spoke on the topic of practical cryptographic vulnerabilities in application software covering RSA padding oracles and subgroup confinement attacks on elliptic curve Diffie-Hellman.