Joseph Lorenzo Hall

Joseph Lorenzo Hall

Distinguished Technologist, Strong Internet

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Joseph Lorenzo Hall is the Distinguished Technologist for a Strong Internet at the Internet Society (ISOC), a global non-profit organization dedicated to an open, globally-connected, secure, and trustworthy Internet for everyone. Hall leads ISOC's Strong Internet portfolio including encryption, routing security, time security, open-standards-based secure servers, and making the case for the Internet Way of Networking. Hall is part of ISOC's executive leadership team and provides substantive technical and policy expertise to ISOC's programs, interfacing externally with ISOC members, chapters, special-interest groups, supporters, stakeholders, academics, and technologists.

Prior to joining ISOC in 2019, Hall was the Chief Technologist and Director of the Internet Architecture project at the Center for Democracy & Technology. Before that, Hall was an academic, completing postdoctoral research with Helen Nissenbaum at New York University, Ed Felten at Princeton University and Deirdre Mulligan at University of California, Berkeley. Hall received his Ph.D. in information systems from the UC Berkeley School of Information in 2008. His Ph.D. thesis used electronic voting as a critical case study in digital government transparency. Hall holds master's degrees in astrophysics and information systems from UC Berkeley and was a founding member of the National Science Foundation's ACCURATE Center (A Center for Correct, Usable, Reliable, Auditable and Transparent Elections).

He has served as an expert on independent teams invited by the States of California, Ohio and Maryland to analyze legal, privacy, security, usability and economic aspects of voting systems. Hall is the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the California Voter Foundation, a member of the Board of Directors of the Verified Voting Foundation and a member of technical advisory boards to the Los Angeles County's Open Technology Advisory Group, the Electronic Registration Information Center, TechCongress, the Center for Civic Design, and VotingWorks. In 2012, Hall received the John Gideon Memorial Award from the Election Verification Network for contributions to election verification. In 2017, Hall was part of a team that received the Researcher Award at the 2017 O'Reilly Security Defender Awards in recognition of the team's dedication and innovative contributions to election security for organizing the first Voting Machine Hacking Village at DEFCON 25.

Joe is based out of the Reston, VA office.

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Announcing the NDSS 2022 Test of Time Award: Automated White-Box Fuzzing Thumbnail
Strengthening the Internet 27 April 2022

Announcing the NDSS 2022 Test of Time Award: Automated White-Box Fuzzing

Every year, the NDSS Symposium awards the “Test of Time” (ToT) award to particularly impactful papers that were presented at...

A Golden Age of Systems Security Research: What’s Happening at the NDSS Symposium 2022 Thumbnail
Strengthening the Internet 20 April 2022

A Golden Age of Systems Security Research: What’s Happening at the NDSS Symposium 2022

Every year, the Internet Society hosts one of the top conferences for computer and network security research, the Network...

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Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) 12 April 2022

Routing Security Goes to Washington

A month ago, the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published a “Notice of Inquiry” (NOI) around a subject...

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