Stephen Kent

Trustee Member

Stephen Kent

Dr. Kent acted as a system architect in the design and development of network security systems, and served as principal investigator on network security R&D projects, for over 35 years. His R&D activities have included the design and development of network layer encryption and access control systems and standards, secure transport layer protocols secure e-mail technology, PKI standards, and certification authority systems. He served on the Internet Architecture Board, and lead Internet standards activities in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) since 1985. The author of two book chapters, over twenty Internet Standards, and numerous technical papers on network security, Dr. Kent has served as a referee, panelist, session chair and keynote speaker for security conferences around the world. Since 1977 he has lectured on the topic of network security on behalf of government agencies, universities, and private companies throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, Africa and the Far East. He received the B.S. degree in mathematics from Loyola University of New Orleans, and the S.M., E.E., and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a Fellow of the ACM, and an inductee into the Internet Hall of Fame.