Uri Blumenthal is an associate staff member in the Secure Resilient Systems and Technology Group. He joined Lincoln Laboratory in 2007 to work on securing communication protocols, computer applications, and infrastructures. His professional activities are focused on information assurance, distributed security architecture, cyber assessments, identity management, and access control in complex configurations. Other areas of interest include cryptographic algorithms and protocols, network management, theory and practice of yoga, poetry, and theory of music.
At the Laboratory, Blumenthal has participated in multiple projects, such as securing communications of cutting-edge platforms, improving cyber resiliency of U.S. space and missile ranges, and enabling privacy-preserving data storage and sharing.
Prior to joining the Laboratory, he worked at several U.S. research facilities, including Intel Research Labs, Bell Labs, and IBM Research. Throughout his work, Blumenthal has patented security-related technology, and published and presented widely. He currently serves on the program committee for the IEEE International Conference on Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics, and Assessment.
Blumenthal is a senior member of the IEEE, a member of USENIX and of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Security Area directorate, and an active participant in the IETF and IRTF discussion forums and mailing lists. Blumenthal has coauthored more than 20 publications and holds 18 patents.
Blumenthal earned an MS degree in applied mathematics from Odessa State University and an MA degree in divinity from The Interfaith Seminary of New York. Since earning his degrees, he has taken classes in cryptography, mathematics, and computer science at Boston University and MIT.