Benjamin Kaduk

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Benjamin Kaduk is a Senior Software Engineer at Akamai Technologies where his work focuses on secure communication technologies, including the IETF standard Transport Layer Security; he is currently serving as an IETF Security Area Director. In addition to his efforts as an author and contributor to standards, he has been the co-chair of the IETF KITTEN and ACE working groups, and continues to be involved with the development of security standards in the IETF. Benjamin is very active in the world of open-source software, as the lead developer of the OpenAFS network filesystem, an OpenSSL committer, maintainer of a couple of Debian packages, and a FreeBSD documentation committer. Benjamin previously was a staff member at the MIT Kerberos Consortium, where his responsibilities included membership in the security team, software development for the reference MIT krb5 implementation, and evolution of the Kerberos and GSS-API protocols. Benjamin holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Roles

Area Director of Collaborative Automated Course of Action Operations for Cyber Security (cacao) kaduk@mit.edu
Area Director of Internet Engineering Steering Group (iesg) kaduk@mit.edu
Area Director of Security Area (sec) kaduk@mit.edu
Area Director of Security Area Directorate (secdir) kaduk@mit.edu
Area Director of Transport Layer Security (tls) kaduk@mit.edu
Area Director of Trusted Execution Environment Provisioning (teep) kaduk@mit.edu
Area Director of Messaging Layer Security (mls) kaduk@mit.edu
Area Director of CURves, Deprecating and a Little more Encryption (curdle) kaduk@mit.edu
Area Director of Security Events (secevent) kaduk@mit.edu
Area Director of RADIUS EXTensions (radext) kaduk@mit.edu
Area Director of Authentication and Authorization for Constrained Environments (ace) kaduk@mit.edu
Area Director of CBOR Object Signing and Encryption (cose) kaduk@mit.edu
Area Director of IP Security Maintenance and Extensions (ipsecme) kaduk@mit.edu
Area Director of DDoS Open Threat Signaling (dots) kaduk@mit.edu
Area Director of AAA Doctors (aaadoctors) kaduk@mit.edu
Area Director of Security Area Open Meeting (saag) kaduk@mit.edu
Area Director of Common Authentication Technology Next Generation (kitten) kaduk@mit.edu
Chair of Security Area Directorate (secdir) kaduk@mit.edu
Chair of Security Area Open Meeting (saag) kaduk@mit.edu
Member of Privacy and Security (privsec) kaduk@mit.edu
Reviewer in Internet of Things Directorate (iotdir) kaduk@mit.edu
Reviewer in Security Area Directorate (secdir) kaduk@mit.edu

RFCs

rfc7546 May 2015 Structure of the Generic Security Service (GSS) Negotiation Loop
rfc8429 Oct 2018 Deprecate Triple-DES (3DES) and RC4 in Kerberos