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Ryan Polk

Ryan Polk

Senior Policy Advisor

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Biography

Ryan Polk is a Senior 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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Building Trust 27 August 2019

Improving Internet Trust: Ironing out the Details

We all can make some pretty rash decisions under stress. I once burned a hole through my undershirt instead...

G7 Leaders: Protect Strong Encryption for a Secure World Thumbnail
Building Trust 23 August 2019

G7 Leaders: Protect Strong Encryption for a Secure World

Encryption protects us every day. It helps secure web browsing, online banking, and critical public services like electricity, elections,...

The Internet Is Your Oyster: MANRS at International Telecoms Week Thumbnail
Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) 24 June 2019

The Internet Is Your Oyster: MANRS at International Telecoms Week

What do oysters, clams, and mussels have in common with network operators? Hint: it’s not just that they are...

A New Survey Shows Few Actively Encrypting More Because of Internet Distrust Thumbnail
Encryption 11 June 2019

A New Survey Shows Few Actively Encrypting More Because of Internet Distrust

A new survey shows that only a handful of people who said they distrust the Internet are actively choosing...

Fact or Fiction? With IoT It’s Not Always Clear Thumbnail
Internet of Things (IoT) 15 March 2019

Fact or Fiction? With IoT It’s Not Always Clear

Recently, owners of expensive smart shoes found themselves at loose ends. Unable to pair the shoes to their smart...

In India, Days Left to Comment on Rules That Could Impact Your Privacy Thumbnail
Encryption 28 January 2019

In India, Days Left to Comment on Rules That Could Impact Your Privacy

The public has until 31 January to comment on a draft set of rules in India that could result...

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