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Allison Mankin

Allison Mankin

Director, Verisign Labs


Education

Doctoral coursework/leave of absence, Computer Science Department, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
M.S.I.S., Computer and Information Systems, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
A.B., English, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Biography

Allison Mankin is the Director of Verisign Labs. Before coming to Verisign, she most recently worked at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory on DNSSEC and TCP security. Before Hopkins, she was a Program Director in the Computer and Network Systems Division at the National Science Foundation, co-directing the Future Internet Design (FIND) program among others.

Allison has worked on Internet infrastructure, security and transport research since the mid-80s. With funding from Sprint and Microsoft, she and collaborators contributed in significant ways to DNS and BGP security, internet multimedia, congestion control and IPv6 design.

Allison has been active in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and other organizations since early on in the development of the Internet. At IETF she served on the Internet Engineering Steering Group for a total of 10 years: Transport Area Director 1993-1997, Transport Area Director 2000-2006 and IP Next-Generation Area Director 1993-1995. With Scott Bradner, Allison co-led the IETF’s process for selecting IP Next Generation that led to the IPv6 protocol. In addition to IPv6, Allison managed robust standards development for TCP, VoIP, RSVP and IP storage, to name just a few. Allison founded and co-chaired the Reliable Multicast Transport (rmt) and Geolocation Privacy (geopriv) working groups and the Process and Tools (proto) team.

Based always in the DC area, Allison also worked at the Mitre Corporation, USC/ISI, Bell Labs, Shinkuro and a few other organizations. She spent almost eight years establishing network research for USC/ISI at the ISI-East location, where her work included directing an open-source, open-membership WAN testbed called CAIRN with 50-plus sites in the U.S. and U.K., which has been recognized as the precursor of PlanetLab. She was one of the inventors of the MBONE, which introduced the notion of a virtual network topology based on engineered tunnels, as well as enabling the spread of packet multimedia tens to hundreds of participants and of the Digital Amphitheater, a tool for video conferences for 10s-100s of participants.

Publications

John Dickinson, Ray Bellis, Allison Mankin, Duane Wessels
DNS Transport over TCP - Implementation Requirements (I-d wip)
2014
Requests for Comments (RFC) / Internet Drafts
Aziz Mohaisen and Allison Mankin
Privacy Evaluation for DNS Private Exchange. IETF DPRIVE WG
2014
Presentations / Panels
Duane Wessels, Liang Zhu, Allison Mankin
A Survey of Current DANE/TLSA Deployment. DNS-OARC Fall '14 Workshop
2014
Presentations / Panels
Aziz Mohaisen, Omar Alrawi, Andrew G. West, Allison Mankin
Chatter: Exploring Classification of Malware based on the Order of Events, IEEE CNS '14
2014
Publications / Papers
Allison Mankin
Change and Innovation in the DNS Ecosystem: a Verisign Labs Perspective. International Conference on Availability, Reliability, and Security (AReS) '14 (Keynote)
2014
Presentations / Panels
Liang Zhu, Zi Hu, John Heidemann, Duane Wessels, Allison Mankin, Nikita Somaiya
T-DNS: Connection-Oriented DNS to Improve Privacy and Security. ACM SIGCOMM '14 (Poster)
2014
Publications / Papers
Aziz Mohaisen, Omar Alrawi, Andrew G. West, Allison Mankin
Babble: Identifying Malware by Its Dialects. IEEE CNS 2013
2013
Publications / Papers
Allison Mankin
Cyber Security: Views from Government, Private Sector, and Academia. IEEE MILCOM '10
2010
Presentations / Panels
J. Touch, Allison Mankin, R. Bonica
The TCP Authentication Option
2010
Requests for Comments (RFC) / Internet Drafts
Allison Mankin
Security Research and Future Internet Architecture Research. CyberTrust PI Meeting
2008
Presentations / Panels
A. Friedlander, Allison Mankin, W. D. Maughan, S.D. Crocker
DNSSEC: A Protocol Towards Securing the Internet Infrastructure. CACM
2007
Publications / Papers
H. Levkowetz, D. Meyer, L. Eggert, Allison Mankin
Document Shepherding from Working Group Last Call to Publication
2007
Requests for Comments (RFC) / Internet Drafts
Allison Mankin
Research Initiatives for a Future Internet. 35th Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy
2007
Presentations / Panels
Allison Mankin
Today's World Transformed and a Look Into the Future. NSFNET: The Partnership that Changed the World
2007
Presentations / Panels
Allison Mankin
DNS Risks and DNSSEC. Winter Joint Techs Workshop
2006
Presentations / Panels
Shumon Huque, Larry Blunk, Allison Mankin, Bill Owens
Internet2 DNSSEC Pilot and ARIN. NANOG 38
2006
Presentations / Panels
Allison Mankin, S. Hayes
Requirements for IETF Technical Publication Service
2006
Requests for Comments (RFC) / Internet Drafts
Allison Mankin
The 3G IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS). Forward for G. Camarillo. M.A. Garcia-Martin
2006
Publications / Papers
H. Tschofenig, H. Schulzrinne, A. Newton, J. Peterson, Allison Mankin
The IETF Geopriv and Presence Architecture Focusing on Location Privacy. W3C Workshop on Privacy
2006
Publications / Papers
Allison Mankin
Trust Infrastructure and DNSSEC Deployment. NIST Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Workshop
2006
Presentations / Panels
A. Friedlander, S. Crocker, Allison Mankin, D. Maughan, D. Montgomery
DNSSEC and Hardening Security in the Internet Infrastructure: The Public Policy Questions. 33rd Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy
2005
Publications / Papers
Allison Mankin
DNSSEC: The Registrars' View Workshop. Vancouver ICANN Meeting
2005
Presentations / Panels
Allison Mankin
Deploying Security for the DNS. Internet2 Fall Member Meeting
2005
Presentations / Panels
Allison Mankin
IETF/ITU Workshop on the Next Generation Network Architecture
2005
Presentations / Panels
Allison Mankin
Use Cases and Deployments for DNSSEC Workshop. Mar del Plata Argentina ICANN Meeting
2005
Presentations / Panels
V. Hilt, Allison Mankin, M. Hofmann
A Framework for SIP Session Policies. Bell Labs Technical Journal
2004
Publications / Papers
Allison Mankin
Impact of Border Controllers on Security. ATIS Security for Telecoms Summit
2004
Presentations / Panels
Allison Mankin
3GPP. IETF Architecture Workshop
2003
Presentations / Panels
X. Zhao, M. Lad, D. Pei, L. Wang, D. Massey, Allison Mankin, S.F. Wu, L. Zhang
An Analysis of BGP Multiple Original AS (MOAS) Conflicts. DARPA Information Survivability Conference and Exposition
2003
Publications / Papers
L. Wang, X.L. Zhao, D. Pei, R. Bush, D. Massey, Allison Mankin, S.F. Wu, L. Zhang
Protecting BGP Routes to Top Level DNS Servers. IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems
2003
Publications / Papers
L. Gharai, C. Perkins, G. Goncher, Allison Mankin
RTP Payload Format for Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) 292M Video
2003
Requests for Comments (RFC) / Internet Drafts
Allison Mankin
Security of Voice over IP. ATIS Security for Telecoms Summit
2003
Presentations / Panels
C. Perkins, L. Gharai, T. Lehmann, Allison Mankin
Experiments with Delivery of HDTV over IP Networks. Packet Video (PV)
2002
Publications / Papers
D. Pei, L. Wang, X. Zhao, D. Massey, Allison Mankin, L. Zhang, S.F. Wu
Improving BGP Consistency Assertions. INFOCOM
2002
Publications / Papers
L. Gharai, C. Perkins, Allison Mankin
Large Group Teleconferencing: Techniques and Considerations. ICOMP
2002
Publications / Papers
L. Gharai, C. Perkins, R. Riley, Allison Mankin
Large-Scale Conferencing: A Digital Amphitheater. International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems
2002
Publications / Papers
L. Wang, D. Pei, X. Zhao, R. Bush, D. Massey, Allison Mankin, L. Zhang, S.F. Wu
Observation and Analysis of BGP Behavior Under Stress. SIGCOMM Internet Measurement
2002
Publications / Papers
Allison Mankin
Open Research Issues in Applying Security to Network Protocol Standards. Inaugural talk of NSF's Washington Area Trustworthy Systems Hour series
2002
Presentations / Panels
Allison Mankin, A. Romanow, S. Bradner, V. Paxson
IETF Criteria for Evaluating Reliable Multicast Transport and Application Protocols
1998
Requests for Comments (RFC) / Internet Drafts
Allison Mankin, S. Bradner (editors)
IPng: Internet Protocol Next Generation
1996
Publications / Papers
S. Bradner, Allison Mankin
The Recommendation for the IP Next Generation Protocol. IETF Standards Track RFC 1752
1995
Requests for Comments (RFC) / Internet Drafts

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