Russ Housley

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Russ Housley has worked in the computer and network security field since 1982, and he founded Vigil Security, LLC in September 2002. Russ began serving as the IETF Chair in March 2007. His security research and standards interests include security protocols, certificate management, cryptographic key distribution, and high assurance design and development practices. Prior to accepting the IETF Chair position, Russ served as the Security Area Director, and prior to that he chaired the Secure MIME (S/MIME) Working Group. Russ was editor for several cornerstone Internet PKI standards (including RFC 3280). In November 2004, Russ was recognized by the IEEE 802.11 working group for his contributions to IEEE 802.11i-2004, which fixes the severe security shortcoming of the Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP). Russ received his B.S. in computer science from Virginia Tech in 1982, and he received his M.S. in computer science from George Mason University in 1992.

RFCs

rfc1457 May 1993 Security Label Framework for the Internet
rfc2459 Jan 1999 Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure Certificate and CRL Profile
rfc2528 Mar 1999 Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure Representation of Key Exchange Algorithm (KEA) Keys in Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure Certificates
rfc2585 May 1999 Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure Operational Protocols: FTP and HTTP
rfc2630 Jun 1999 Cryptographic Message Syntax
rfc2773 Feb 2000 Encryption using KEA and SKIPJACK
rfc2943 Sep 2000 TELNET Authentication Using DSA
rfc2951 Sep 2000 TELNET Authentication Using KEA and SKIPJACK
rfc3217 Dec 2001 Triple-DES and RC2 Key Wrapping
rfc3279 May 2002 Algorithms and Identifiers for the Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure Certificate and Certificate Revocation List (CRL) Profile
rfc3280 May 2002 Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure Certificate and Certificate Revocation List (CRL) Profile
rfc3281 May 2002 An Internet Attribute Certificate Profile for Authorization
rfc3369 Sep 2002 Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS)
rfc3370 Sep 2002 Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) Algorithms
rfc3378 Sep 2002 EtherIP: Tunneling Ethernet Frames in IP Datagrams
rfc3379 Sep 2002 Delegated Path Validation and Delegated Path Discovery Protocol Requirements
rfc3394 Oct 2002 Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) Key Wrap Algorithm
rfc3537 May 2003 Wrapping a Hashed Message Authentication Code (HMAC) key with a Triple-Data Encryption Standard (DES) Key or an Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) Key
rfc3560 Jul 2003 Use of the RSAES-OAEP Key Transport Algorithm in Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS)
rfc3610 Sep 2003 Counter with CBC-MAC (CCM)
rfc3686 Jan 2004 Using Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) Counter Mode With IPsec Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP)
rfc3709 Feb 2004 Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure: Logotypes in X.509 Certificates
rfc3770 May 2004 Certificate Extensions and Attributes Supporting Authentication in Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) and Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN)
rfc3852 Jul 2004 Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS)
rfc3874 Sep 2004 A 224-bit One-way Hash Function: SHA-224
rfc4049 Apr 2005 BinaryTime: An Alternate Format for Representing Date and Time in ASN.1
rfc4055 Jun 2005 Additional Algorithms and Identifiers for RSA Cryptography for use in the Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure Certificate and Certificate Revocation List (CRL) Profile
rfc4073 May 2005 Protecting Multiple Contents with the Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS)
rfc4107 Jun 2005 Guidelines for Cryptographic Key Management
rfc4108 Aug 2005 Using Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) to Protect Firmware Packages
rfc4309 Dec 2005 Using Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) CCM Mode with IPsec Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP)
rfc4325 Dec 2005 Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure Authority Information Access Certificate Revocation List (CRL) Extension
rfc4334 Feb 2006 Certificate Extensions and Attributes Supporting Authentication in Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) and Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN)
rfc4630 Aug 2006 Update to DirectoryString Processing in the Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure Certificate and Certificate Revocation List (CRL) Profile
rfc4705 Oct 2006 GigaBeam High-Speed Radio Link Encryption
rfc4853 Apr 2007 Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) Multiple Signer Clarification
rfc4962 Jul 2007 Guidance for Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) Key Management
rfc5008 Sep 2007 Suite B in Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME)
rfc5055 Dec 2007 Server-Based Certificate Validation Protocol (SCVP)
rfc5083 Nov 2007 Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) Authenticated-Enveloped-Data Content Type
rfc5084 Nov 2007 Using AES-CCM and AES-GCM Authenticated Encryption in the Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS)
rfc5280 May 2008 Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure Certificate and Certificate Revocation List (CRL) Profile
rfc5430 Mar 2009 Suite B Profile for Transport Layer Security (TLS)
rfc5480 Mar 2009 Elliptic Curve Cryptography Subject Public Key Information
rfc5485 Mar 2009 Digital Signatures on Internet-Draft Documents
rfc5649 Sep 2009 Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) Key Wrap with Padding Algorithm
rfc5652 Sep 2009 Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS)
rfc5742 Dec 2009 IESG Procedures for Handling of Independent and IRTF Stream Submissions
rfc5755 Jan 2010 An Internet Attribute Certificate Profile for Authorization
rfc5756 Jan 2010 Updates for RSAES-OAEP and RSASSA-PSS Algorithm Parameters
rfc5781 Feb 2010 The rsync URI Scheme
rfc5877 May 2010 The application/pkix-attr-cert Media Type for Attribute Certificates
rfc5878 May 2010 Transport Layer Security (TLS) Authorization Extensions
rfc5914 Jun 2010 Trust Anchor Format
rfc5934 Aug 2010 Trust Anchor Management Protocol (TAMP)
rfc5940 Aug 2010 Additional Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) Revocation Information Choices
rfc6010 Sep 2010 Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) Content Constraints Extension
rfc6019 Sep 2010 BinaryTime: An Alternate Format for Representing Date and Time in ASN.1
rfc6031 Dec 2010 Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) Symmetric Key Package Content Type
rfc6032 Dec 2010 Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) Encrypted Key Package Content Type
rfc6170 May 2011 Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure -- Certificate Image
rfc6318 Jun 2011 Suite B in Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME)
rfc6360 Aug 2011 Conclusion of FYI RFC Sub-Series
rfc6410 Oct 2011 Reducing the Standards Track to Two Maturity Levels
rfc6460 Jan 2012 Suite B Profile for Transport Layer Security (TLS)
rfc6852 Jan 2013 Affirmation of the Modern Paradigm for Standards
rfc7020 Aug 2013 The Internet Numbers Registry System
rfc7036 Oct 2013 Object Identifier Registry for the Long-Term Archive and Notary Services (LTANS) Working Group
rfc7107 Jan 2014 Object Identifier Registry for the S/MIME Mail Security Working Group
rfc7191 Apr 2014 Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) Key Package Receipt and Error Content Types
rfc7193 Apr 2014 The application/cms Media Type
rfc7210 Apr 2014 Database of Long-Lived Symmetric Cryptographic Keys
rfc7229 May 2014 Object Identifiers for Test Certificate Policies
rfc7249 May 2014 Internet Numbers Registries
rfc7299 Jul 2014 Object Identifier Registry for the PKIX Working Group
rfc7500 Apr 2015 Principles for Operation of Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Registries
rfc7696 Nov 2015 Guidelines for Cryptographic Algorithm Agility and Selecting Mandatory-to-Implement Algorithms
rfc7760 Jan 2016 Statement of Work for Extensions to the IETF Datatracker for Author Statistics
rfc7906 Jun 2016 NSA's Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) Key Management Attributes
rfc7979 Aug 2016 Response to the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) Request for Proposals on the IANA Protocol Parameters Registries
rfc8090 Feb 2017 Appointment Procedures for the IETF Representatives to the Community Coordination Group (CCG)
rfc8103 Feb 2017 Using ChaCha20-Poly1305 Authenticated Encryption in the Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS)