My name is Gijs Van Laer, I'm a cryptographic engineer and information security consultant. Currently, I'm working at XFA, but do not hesitate to reach out for advice or other small projects. Below you can find a few of the services I can provide, but feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

Current positions:
  • CTO & Co-Founder at XFA
Past experience:
  • Cryptographic Engineer at Bolt Labs
  • Information Security Advisor at dnergy
  • CISO at the largest media company in the Benelux (DPG Media)
  • Several years of development experience
  • PhD in Cryptography at the Johns Hopkins University (2022)
  • MSE in Computer Science at the Johns Hopkins University (2020)
  • MS in Security Informatics at the Johns Hopkins University (2016)
  • MS in Pure Mathematics at the University of Antwerp (2011)


  • Information Security Advice
  • Cryptographic Engineering
  • Secure Code Review
  • Information Security Training/Awareness
  • Penetration Testing
  • Development (Rust, Go, Java, Javascript, Python)