Josh Datko, Founder


Josh Datko is a security and systems engineer specializing in embedded systems development. Additionally, he is a proven leader in both corporate and military organizations, having started his training at the U.S. Naval Academy where he graduated in the top 10%. He also completed the highly selective Trident Scholar program.

In his 10 year naval career, Josh served as a submarine officer where he managed cryptographic communication programs, circumnavigated the globe, trained soldiers on RF jamming equipment in Afghanistan, and served as the Chief Staff Officer for the largest submarine squadron on the east coast.

He is now best known as an embedded systems security architect and security researcher. He has presented talks at HOPE, DEF CON (twice), Blackhat, CCC, Torcon, and others. Since 2013, Josh has been the principal engineer and founder of Cryptotronix, an embedded security consultancy and contracting firm. In 2019, after the well received talk, he co-founded Keylabs Inc, a blockchain security company, in addition to Cryptotronix.