Ivan Krsti? , the former security architect for the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project is now working for Apple according to a post on his blog today.
…I have — at long last — found my new adventure. After a great deal of deliberation, I moved to California and joined the local fruit vendor. Today was my first day on the job, and I couldn’t be more thrilled.
Krsti? is known for his work on Bitfrost, an application that sequesters every program on the computer in a separate virtual operating system, preventing any program from damaging the computer, stealing files, or spying on the user. He’s coming off of a year of work at MIT and other research projects.
I spent much of the last year devoted to my own research. I spun down various commitments, and took up a few others: I joined the advisory board for the Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization, became a member of the technical working group for Harvard Berkman’s StopBadware, and joined the Security Response Team for Python, my programming language of choice.
His role at Apple is, as of yet, uncertain. However, it isn’t hard to see him working in a possible netbook group, in OSX security or even with education and emerging markets sales. He’s also looking to buy a vowel for his last name.
Update: He’s working in Core Security according to the about me page (thanks commenter).
"I work on core security for a California fruit vendor."