hello, world

I am a consulting historian of computing, specializing in the architectural evolution and political impact of computer networks and network security.

I work as an Assistant Professor at the Stevens Institute of Technology, with projects underway for Google, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the University of Southern California Information Sciences Institute (USC/ISI), and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). I am also writing a book under contract with The MIT Press.

My current research projects include: the expansion of the Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC), the institutional basis of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), new metrics frameworks for enterprise network security, the place of Internet standards bodies in US national security, and the evolution of the and axiomatic principles that underly Internet architecture.

You can reach me at web@brfidler.com and online.