Zebryx Consulting’s founder and president, Scott Dueweke, is an expert on identity and anonymous payments on the Internet, and has advised senior leadership within financial institutions, the U.S. government, as well as international law enforcement since 1994. He believes that reaching the potential of the Internet and new digital payment systems to meet the needs of the disconnected billions requires understanding and managing the security risks inherent within them. He has provided training and consulting on digital identity and the darkweb, bitcoin, the blockchain and other digital value systems to non-profits, corporations and governments, including the FBI, Department of State, USAID, INTERPOL, EUROPOL, UNODC and the Icelandic Police Force.

Mr. Dueweke has been a leader in ecommerce and online payments since presenting on “Credit Card Security and the Internet” at the first Internet World conference in 1994. Working with innovators such as Dell, Netscape and Microsoft, he supported early ecommerce payments during the Internet’s commercial emergence. Subsequently, he led marketing for IBM’s Internet Payments Group, supporting the company’s payment, eWallet and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) solutions globally. At Merchant Online, he led the development of early peer-to-peer (P2P) and other non-traditional payment systems. During his tenure with ConcordEFS/First Data, he implemented the first eTax payments portal for the IRS and also developed identity authentication systems for the financial services industry.

Identity has been a consistent thread throughout his career and Mr. Dueweke has presented at dozens of major conferences on biometrics and converged identity, including the twice at ID World Milan, ID World Abu Dhabi, the FBI’s Facial Recognition symposium and the Biometrics Consortium Conference. At Booz Allen he led a 56-person team of engineers focused on converged access control and set up a lab incorporating biometrics, physical, and logical access control devices exhibiting the value of converged identity management. He has also established expertise on the role and attendant privacy risks of big data on identity.

He began his career with the U.S. Agency for International Development, where Mr. Dueweke participated in the Armenian earthquake and Hurricane Gilbert responses.  He also cofounded Freedom Flight International in the mid-1990s where, working with the U.S. Coast Guard, his organization flew private aircraft over the Florida Straits to assist the rescue of Cuban rafters as profiled in the book “Dying to Get Here: A Story of Coming to America”.

The media frequently quotes Mr. Dueweke, including the Wall Street Journal, Time, Forbes, and Fox Business News.

Other associates at Zebryx Consulting have experience including financial services, law enforcement, the Department of the Treasury (FinCEN), U.S. State Department, and law enforcement.