Prior to co-founding Symmetry Systems, Casen Hunger focused on Computer Architecture and Software Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. His academic career launched his passion for understanding and implementing cybersecurity applications. During his Ph.D., he collaborated with the award-winning Spark Research Lab at UT Austin, to extensively study how to build a system stack where users control their data even when they use untrusted applications on untrusted data centers, thereby preserving privacy and the most valuable asset of all – data. The results were compelling enough to drive a brand new approach to data security. Casen utilized this revolutionary application process to develop Symmetry Systems alongside his professor and co-founder, Mohit Tiwari.