Dovell Bonnett

Founder & CEO, Access Smart LLC

Dovell Bonnett has been creating computer security solutions for over 20 years. His passionate belief that technology should work for humans, and not the other way around, has lead him to create innovative solutions that protect businesses from cyber-attacks, free individual computer users from cumbersome security policies, and put IT administrators back in control of their networks.

He has spent most of his career designing solutions to solve business security needs, incorporating multiple applications onto single credentials using both contact and contactless smartcards. The most famous example of his work is the ID badge currently used by all Microsoft employees.

In 2005, he founded Access Smart LLC to provide logical access control solutions to businesses. His premiere product, Power LogOn, is a multi-factor authentication enterprise password manager used by corporations, hospitals, educational institutions, police departments, government agencies, and more.

Dovell has held positions at National Semiconductor, Siemens (Infineon), Certicom, Motorola, and HID. In addition to his involvement with Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and Elliptic Curve Cryptography, he has also held a Top Secret security clearance with the United States Navy while working on communications for nuclear submarines at GTE Systems.

Dovell has contributed to numerous papers for the Smart Card Alliance organization; magazines, including Card Manufacturing Magazine; and is the author of two books, Online Identity Theft Protection for Dummies® and Making Passwords Secure: How to Fix the Weakest Link in Cybersecurity. Dovell is a frequent speaker and sought-after consultant on the topic of passwords, cybersecurity, and building secure, affordable, and appropriate computer authentication infrastructures.