Russ Housley

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Russ HousleyRuss Housley is the Chair of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and has been in that role since 2007. He is the founder of Vigil Security, LLC, and co-author of Planning for PKI and Implementing Email and Security Tokens, published by John Wiley & Sons.

Russ has over 25 years of communications and computer security experience. His expertise is in security protocols, system engineering, system security architectures, and product definition. He is the author of the Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS), the security foundation for S/MIME. He is one of the authors of the Internet X.509 Certificate Profile (RFC 5280), commonly called PKIX Part 1. He is one of the authors of the SDNS Message Security Protocol (MSP), the security cornerstone of the U.S. Defense Message System (DMS). He contributed to IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN security standards, particularly IEEE 802.11i.


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