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Ivan Krstić

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Ivan Krstić
Born1986 (age 37–38)
Alma materHarvard College
EmployerApple, Inc.
Known forBitfrost

Ivan Krstić is a Croatian computer security expert, currently working on core security at Apple Inc.[1] Krstić was previously the director of security architecture at One Laptop per Child. He is a co-author of The Official Ubuntu Book (ISBN 978-0-13-243594-9).


Born in Croatia, Krstić received a scholarship to attend the Cranbrook Kingswood school in Michigan, U.S, when he was 15.[2] In 2004, he enrolled at Harvard College but took a year's leave to work on secure electronic healthcare at Croatia's largest children's hospital. After returning to Harvard in 2005, he took another leave when offered a position with One Laptop per Child. While there, he designed the Bitfrost security architecture and personally oversaw the project's first two in-country deployments, in Uruguay[3] and Peru.[4] He left the project in early 2008 and later joined Apple in May 2009.


In 2007, Krstić became a TR35 laureate, selected by the MIT Technology Review as one of the world's top 35 innovators under the age of 35. A year later, eWeek magazine declared him one of the top three most influential people in modern computer security,[5] and one of the top 100 in all of IT.[6]


  1. ^ "Apple snags ex-OLPC security chief | ZDNet". Blogs.zdnet.com. Retrieved 2010-05-29.
  2. ^ "TR35: Ivan Krstić, 21". Technology Review. Retrieved 2010-05-29.
  3. ^ First OLPC deployment: now it's real. "ivan krstić · code culture » First OLPC deployment: now it's real". Radian.org. Archived from the original on April 14, 2009. Retrieved 2010-05-29.
  4. ^ Astounded in Arahuay. "ivan krstić · code culture » Astounded in Arahuay". Radian.org. Archived from the original on January 30, 2009. Retrieved 2010-05-29.
  5. ^ "The 15 Most Influential People in Security Today". 12 February 2008.
  6. ^ "100 Most Influential People in IT". 4 April 2008.