hello, world

I am a consulting historian of computing, specializing in the evolution of Internet protocols and architecture.

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 axiomatic principles that underly Internet architecture.

You can reach me at brfid@icloud.com.