I’m Stefan Thom. I’m a Senior Software Development Engineer on the Windows Security team. I am an inventor of BitLocker Drive Encryption and I have filed over 20 patents for Microsoft over the years. For Windows 8, I am responsible for increasing trust in the OS and confidentiality of secrets by applying hardware security with the Trusted Platform Module. This will allow the creation of strong, tamperproof identities and the ability to do remote attestation of the OS configuration. Other than being a total technology geek, I enjoy baking bread, brewing beer and making cheese in my spare time.