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Dr. Richard Lamb

Dr. Richard Lamb

Sr. Progam Manager DNSSEC, ICANN

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Biography

Dr. Richard Lamb is part of ICANN’s Security team and has over 35 years of Internet experience as engineer, entrepreneur, and policy expert. His interests have been intertwined with the progress of technology, starting at an early age with radio and progressing to integrated circuitry, computers, networking and then the Internet. Currently responsible for DNSSEC efforts at ICANN, including outreach and training, Rick was the technical and policy architect for ICANN’s root DNSSEC deployment. He regularly teaches and speaks on DNS/DNSSEC and other ICT topics. He is a driving force behind DNSSEC’s deployment as a cross-organizational, trans-national platform for Internet security innovation and business opportunity. Prior to ICANN, he was Director of Global IT policy at the US Department of State where he focused on helping policy makers understand technology across a wide range of agencies and issues. A lifelong inventor (his true passion), he founded a number of small networking startups based on his inventions, the last being acquired by Microsoft. He continues to collaborate with startups on innovative solutions and has a number of patents. His years in the networking field have included implementation and commercialization of a wide range of communication protocols (UUCP, MEP2, BiSYNC, SDLC, X.25, DECNET, Q.921/931, H.323, IPX, TCP/IP, DNS). Rick received his doctorate from MIT.

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