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Karen O'Donoghue joined the Internet Society in July 2009 as Research Analyst for Networks and Trust.

In this role, she supports and assists the Director of Trust and Identity Initiatives by providing research and analysis to further the team's assessment of strategic options, advocacy, and key relationships with internal and external collaborators. She is also active in coordinating the formulation of outreach strategies and identifying partners and relationships that can help promote the deployment of trust-enabling network technologies.

Karen has a long history of participation in the IETF, IEEE, and other standards bodies, as well as serving as a volunteer for both the InteropNet team and the IETF network operations team. She's also had a distinguished career working for the US Navy, focused on the development and application of commercial network standards and technologies to Navy systems.

Karen is based in Virginia, United States

Latest Posts

  • Time is something that is often overlooked or taken for granted, but the accuracy and reliability of time is critical to our lives and must be protected. Time is a core concept underlying nearly all physical and virtual systems. Distributed computer...
    Date published 01 September 2017
  • The nonstop news about Internet security vulnerabilities and incidents could lead one to despair for the future of the Internet. However, what often does not make the news is all the quality research that contributes ultimately to a more secure,...
    Date published 07 August 2017
  • Encryption is once again a hot topic, and there’s much to discuss at IETF 99 this week in Prague. This time the hottest action will definitely be in the Transport Layer Security (TLS) working group. TLS is considering everything from privacy...
    Date published 17 July 2017
  • Trust, Identity, and Privacy continue to be topics of interest for the IETF community. Below I will highlight a few of the many activities. There is something for everyone interested in these areas here at IETF 99 in Prague this week! The work...
    Date published 17 July 2017
  • It should come as no surprise that there are numerous activities related to Trust, Identity, and Privacy on the agenda for IETF 98. Below I will highlight a few of the many activities and provide pointers to a number of additional ones. There is...
    Date published 24 March 2017