A little history

Currently I am the President of IHTFP Consulting, Inc., a small Network Security Consulting firm. I'm always looking for more business, so if you need some security work done, let me know. I can do anything from architecture and analysis down to nitty-gritty implementation. I used to work in the Network Security Research Group at Telcordia Technologies, (formerlly Bellcore). I used to work for Arepa Inc. as the Chief Technology Officer. Before that I worked for Sun Microsystems in the Network Security Products Group. Before that I was a graduate student in Media Arts and Sciences at the MIT Media Lab, where I received a Master's of Science degree. I also got by Bachelor's degree from MIT in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. I hail from Beachwood, Ohio, and got my High School education at Beachwood High School, but please don't hold that against me. :-)

Want to see a very old full color picture of me? This was done using a Kodak Camera attached to a Mac (please, no Mac jokes) at the media lab back in the early 90's. At least now I've got an update picture taken in 2003.

I have two pets, a cute little dog and a cat! My puppy (well, he's not a puppy anymore, but I still call him a puppy) is a Yorkshire Terrier and his name is Indiana. He was born on November 18, 1996, but now he weighs 10.5 pounds. My cat, Neroon, weighs even more!

Here is my resume (or a PDF Version), which you can peruse. I'm a full-time consultant, so if you need some work done I can definitely help you. Give me a call or send me an email and we can talk about your needs.

Also, you can read about Charon: Kerberos Extensions for Authentication Over Secondary Networks, which was my undergraduate Thesis. I highly recommend it if you are interested in the topic of secure dialup or securing login sessions over multiple links. (Click here for a postscript version.)

Want to read about RSA-129? I was one of the people who helped crack the code! In fact, we wrote a paper on it for the 1994 AsiaCrypt conference entitled The Magic Words are Squeamish Ossifrage. It's a fairly technical paper, but you might enjoy it!

I presented a paper at the 1995 Winter Usenix about a Kerberized PGP Keysigner. This paper is available in PostScript format and also in plain text.

In 1995 I obtained my Master's Degree from the MIT Media Lab. My Thesis, Media Bank: Access and Access Control is about a data security and payment system for the Media Bank Project. It describes a method to protect data when you aggregate many pieces into a single program.

In addition, you can get my PGP Key for sending me secure mail.

Read up on the Algebraic Eraser and the recent refutation of the BBT Attack.

Looking for a Security/Privacy geek? Well, you've found one. Let me know if you are looking for someone with my talents.