Shimrit has over 13 years of research experience in computer networks, network security and cryptography. In addition to her position at Secret Double Octopus, Shimrit is a senior lecturer at the Software Engineering Department, the Azrieli College of Engineering (JCE). Shimrit was a researcher at Check Point and a consultant for Marvell Semiconductor. She holds a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Science, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She was also a postdoctoral researcher both at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, and later at Ben-Gurion University where the idea of the company was born.