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Wednesday 18th November Crypta Labs, a UK-based award winning mobile security company that is developing a Quantum (True) Random Number Generator on a mobile device, is honoured to announce today that Retired USAF Brigadier General Paul H. McGillicuddy has joined their Board of Advisors.

General McGillicuddy was the former Vice Commander, Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, and the former Deputy Theater Joint Force Air Component Commander to the Commander, U.S. Pacific Command.

General McGillicuddy’s illustrious military career started in 1984 after graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is a distinguished fighter pilot with more than 3,600 flying hours and a proven leader having led organizations ranging in size from 250 to 45,000 personnel.

Commenting on the appointment of General McGillicuddy as a Board Advisor, Crypta Labs’ CEO Joe HQ Luong said, “We are absolutely delighted that General McGillicuddy has joined our Board of Advisors at this critical time. Crypta Labs is building a Quantum Random Number Generator that will help safeguard our military and commercial devices from cyber intrusion on our mobiles, tablets, and other Internet of Things. General McGillicuddy brings over 30 years of U.S. military experience to guide our strategic approach to building our technology to ensure our military, intelligence and civilian infrastructures are safe from hackers”.

General Paul H. McGillicuddy said “It is a pleasure to be joining the Advisory Board of such an innovative technology company on the cutting edge of quantum science. I look forward to advising Crypta Labs as they build a truly unique product to solve a urgent problem of securing the Internet of Things”.


Crypta Labs is a mobile security startup that is developing a Quantum Random Number Generator; this is a true random number using the quantum property of light. Random numbers are used to seed encryption. However, what makes them unique is that they’re the only company in the world, which they know of, that is commercialising the QRNG on a mobile device. Their vision is to have their technology be installed on all mobile devices including mobile phones, tablets, smart-watches, Internet of Things devices and any mobile products. How they’re going to realise this vision is to be build an API library for mobile apps and an integrated security chip for devices.

• Winner Cyber Security Awards for Cyber Security Startup of the Year 2015
• Finalist at the Citi Mobile Challenge 2015.
• TechUK and InfoSec Top 10 Most Innovative Cybersecurity Startup 2015.
• HP Enterprise Top 5 U.K. Startups That Are Revolutionizing Enterprise Tech
• Venture Radar UK's 25 Hottest New Fintech Startups 2015

General McGillicuddy will be in the UK in early December. Please let us if you’d like a personal interview. Crypta Labs is currently fundraising to build their Quantum Random Number Generator. If anyone is interested in joining the fundraising round, please feel free to contact the team for more information.

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Alice Thomas
07788 298560

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