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Kenneth Olmstead

Kenneth Olmstead

Senior Internet Security and Privacy Expert

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Biography

Kenneth (Kenny) Olmstead is a Senior Advisor on Internet Security & Privacy policy at the Internet Society. He writes and reviews technical content on encryption, privacy, and technology policy.

Prior to joining ISOC in December 2018, he spent 12 years at the Pew Research Center studying how the Internet has changed modern life. In that role, he researched myriad topics from how the Internet changed news & journalism, to Americans’ cybersecurity habits, to privacy on Google’s Android operating system.

Kenny setup a LAN in his childhood home to play video games with his younger brother and used Prodigy to access the early Internet. His passion for technology grew from there. He has a Master’s Degree in Communications, Culture & Technology from Georgetown University and a B.A. in political science from Skidmore College.

Kenny is located in our Reston office and lives in Washington, DC.

Latest posts

Latest U.S. ‘Anti-Encryption’ Bill Threatens Security of Millions Thumbnail
Encryption 7 July 2020

Latest U.S. ‘Anti-Encryption’ Bill Threatens Security of Millions

The Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act recently introduced to U.S. Congress may be the worse in a recent...

Deep Dive: Scoring ISPs and Hosts on Privacy and Security Thumbnail
Building Trust 21 January 2020

Deep Dive: Scoring ISPs and Hosts on Privacy and Security

In April 2019 the Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance (OTA) released its 10th Annual Online Trust Audit & Honor...

Deep Dive: U.S. Federal Government’s Security and Privacy Practices Thumbnail
Building Trust 14 January 2020

Deep Dive: U.S. Federal Government’s Security and Privacy Practices

In April 2019, the Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance released its 10th Annual Online Trust Audit & Honor Roll....

Deep Dive: How Does the  Consumer Sector Score on Privacy and Security? Thumbnail
Building Trust 7 January 2020

Deep Dive: How Does the Consumer Sector Score on Privacy and Security?

In April 2019 the Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance released its 10th annual Online Trust Audit & Honor Roll....

Deep Dive: How the News and Media Sector Scores on Security and Privacy Thumbnail
Building Trust 19 December 2019

Deep Dive: How the News and Media Sector Scores on Security and Privacy

In April 2019 the Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance released its 10th annual Online Trust Audit & Honor Roll....

Deep Dive: A Look at Top Retailers’ Security Practices Thumbnail
Building Trust 27 November 2019

Deep Dive: A Look at Top Retailers’ Security Practices

In April 2019 the Internet Society’s Online Trust Audit released its 10th Online Trust Audit and Honor Roll. One...

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