Hi, I’m Eugene Pilyankevich.
I’m interested in the way humans think and behave under uncertainty and pressure, because I think that’s what life is made of, mostly.
I’ve been around software, networks and information security since I was a kid. Unsurprisingly, most of my professional career revolved around technology: I’ve worked as software engineer, systems administrator, security engineer, tech lead, CTO and COO in various tech-driven companies. For the last decade I’ve worked for companies I’ve co-founded or invested in, because skin in the game keeps you motivated better than any self-help guru or productivity hack.
I’ve been lucky to work in many interesting and challenging industries - in telco, finance, govtech, data security and pure software development. I’ve briefly ventured into healthcare, broadcast/cine engineering, advertising, agricultural automation and SCADA systems as well.
CTO/co-founder at Cossack Labs, where we help the next generation of tech businesses to protect sensitive data conveniently. We do that by building tools, bespoke solutions and providing custom R&D for companies who need novel security solutions to specific problems - from protecting distributed power generation controls systems to building cryptographic components of next-gen cryptocurrencies.
In rare moments spare of rush and care, I mostly stand (or sit) and stare.
If you’d like to get in touch, I occasionally check out
eugene (at) ivychapel (dot) ink inbox.