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Ryan Polk

Ryan Polk

Policy Advisor

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Biography

Ryan Polk is a Policy Advisor at the Internet Society, where he is primarily focused on issues related to Internet trust. In this capacity, Ryan contributes to the development and implementation of the Internet Society’s policy agenda on key Internet trust and security topics, including encryption and anti-spam measures.

Prior to joining the Internet Society in this role, Ryan was a Research Project Assistant who worked closely with both the Global Engagement and Public Policy teams to accomplish their goals.

Ryan holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Ryan is based in Reston, Virginia, USA.

Image credit: © Jordi Ruiz Cirera/Panos

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Customer Data Isn’t Always an Asset: Lessons from the Marriott Data Breach Thumbnail
Trust 30 November 2018

Customer Data Isn’t Always an Asset: Lessons from the Marriott Data Breach

As data analytics have improved, the massive amounts of data that companies acquire from their customers has only gained...

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Internet of Things (IoT) 31 October 2018

IoT Tales of Horror (Inspired by Real-Life Events)

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Routing, and Water, Are All about Trust: Introducing “Routing Security for Policymakers” Thumbnail
Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) 24 October 2018

Routing, and Water, Are All about Trust: Introducing “Routing Security for Policymakers”

Introducing the new Internet Society white paper, “Routing Security for Policymakers“ The global routing system is a lot like...

If We Care About the Internet, We Have to Be Willing to Do Our Part Thumbnail
Internet of Things (IoT) 25 June 2018

If We Care About the Internet, We Have to Be Willing to Do Our Part

Whether it’s playing dungeons and dragons over voice chat with my college friends hundreds of miles away, reading the latest movie reviews for summer...

Deconstructing the Encryption Debate: The Internet Society-Chatham House Roundtable on Encryption and Lawful Access Report Thumbnail
Encryption 24 April 2018

Deconstructing the Encryption Debate: The Internet Society-Chatham House Roundtable on Encryption and Lawful Access Report

Encryption is an important technical building block for Internet trust. It secures our infrastructure, enables e-commerce, ensures the confidentiality...

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Internet of Things (IoT) 19 April 2018

Wouldn’t it be nice…if you could trust your device?

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could trust that your device is secure, so that it isn’t leaking your...

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