SIP Security Research at Georgetown

Invited talk at SIPNOC, June 26, 2012 (Dulles, Virginia) SIPconnect™ is an important step for connecting enterprises to the SIP-enabled voice-over-IP network. One advance of SIPconnect is it requires secure signaling, out of the box. However, there is no provision for secure media. Many enterprise applications for SIP require secure communications. This is more especially… Continue reading SIP Security Research at Georgetown

Cybersecruty 2020 – Is There a Better Way to Protect the Internet

Panel at SRI International, May 23, 2012 (Arlington, VA) Alarming stories about the growing threat of cyberattacks have spurred the White House, Congress, and corporate leaders to call for more efforts to improve cybersecurity.  But are current approaches to cybersecurity working?  Can we do better?  More and more Internet technology experts argue that today’s approach is broken… Continue reading Cybersecruty 2020 – Is There a Better Way to Protect the Internet

Network Traffic Management: A Delicate Balance

Invited talk and webinar at USTelecom, February 23, 2012 (Washington, DC) Network traffic management is a collection of techniques that Internet service providers may use to attain optimum performance for a diverse set of users. These techniques include the use of performance measures to define optional service levels tailored to different user needs as well… Continue reading Network Traffic Management: A Delicate Balance

Internet 202: Why All The Fuss About Hacking the DNS?

Presented to the American Bar Association Committee 355, February 22, 2012 (Washington, DC) Is it piracy or old business models, billions of dollars lost or billions of dollars earned, or Hollywood or Silicon Valley? Understanding how the Internet and Domain Name System (DNS) works and various proposals to enhance intellectual property protection is important, no… Continue reading Internet 202: Why All The Fuss About Hacking the DNS?

USF/ICC Reform

IIT RTC Conference, October 6, 2011 (Chicago) I participated on a panel discussion on the Universal Service Fund and Inter-Carrier Compensation reform underway at the FCC. Bill Myers of Communications Daily moderated the panel. Glenn Richards of the VON Coalition and Pillsbury Law joined me. While Glenn and I agree on most things, I still… Continue reading USF/ICC Reform

Secure Communications: Creating an Internet Out of Secure Islands

Presented at the 7th Annual Real-Time Communications Conference and Expo 2011 at Illinois Institute of Technology, October 5, 2011 In DC, and throughout the nation, there are silos of secure communications. For example, it has been a value proposition for vendors of secure communications devices and software that those endpoints could only communicate with endpoints… Continue reading Secure Communications: Creating an Internet Out of Secure Islands

POTS in Transition: What is Voice Service?

Even VoIP users are played a dial tone file. As over the top voice services become more common and embedded in other aspects of the communications experience, like gaming and social networking, end users will have to understand the transition.  Where is the opportunity to highlight these changes and what is the impact on traditional… Continue reading POTS in Transition: What is Voice Service?

Internet 201: The DNS and IPR

Invited talk to the American Bar Association Special Committee on Copyrights and New Technology, February 7, 2011 (Washington, DC) This presentation is targeted for lawyers with some experience with Internet technology. It focuses on how the Domain Name System works, both technically and administratively; just what an Internet application is; how current methods and proposals… Continue reading Internet 201: The DNS and IPR