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Mat Ford

Mat Ford

Technology Programme Manager

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Biography

Mat Ford joined the Internet Society's Standards & Technology Department in September 2008. As Technology Programme Manager, he organizes and leads aspects of the Internet Society's work in advancing the development and deployment of open standards and promoting the Internet's collaborative development and operational management model.

Mat is the Internet Society liaison to the Internet Architecture Board and has contributed to the IETF for many years. Mat has led collaborative research projects and chaired the cluster of IPv6 research projects supported by the European Commission. Mat is the Editor of the IETF Journal and works closely with the Internet Research Task Force to promote greater collaboration between the networking research community and the IRTF.

Mat's background includes development of network security designs for a range of platforms, research and development in IP mobility and IPv6, as well as developing platforms to demonstrate research results. Prior to joining the Internet Society Mat was Principal Researcher at BT's Networks Research Centre.

Mat is based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Encryption 16 October 2017

KRACK proves we need more encryption on the Internet

A serious weakness in Wi-Fi security was made public earlier today. The Key Reinstallation Attack (KRACK) can break Wi-Fi...

Technology 10 October 2017

Applied Networking Research Prize: Winners Announced, Nominations for 2018 Now Open

As we rapidly approach the last Internet Engineering Task Force meeting for the year, we’re pleased to report that...

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IETF 7 July 2017

Rough Guide to IETF 99: Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a buzzword around the Internet industry and the broader technology and innovation business....

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IETF 7 July 2017

Rough Guide to IETF 99: Scalability & Performance

In this post I’ll highlight some of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and Internet Research Task Force (IRTF)...

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IETF 27 June 2017

Bringing Internet Research to the IETF: Applied Networking Research Workshop Program Now Available

The second Applied Networking Research Workshop will take place on Saturday, 15 July, immediately prior to the IETF 99 meeting in Prague,...

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IPv6 6 June 2017

Landmark IPv6 Report Published: State of Deployment 2017

On the fifth anniversary of World IPv6 Launch, we’re excited to share a detailed report on the State of IPv6 Deployment...

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