Uri Blumenthal

Uri BlumenthalUri Blumenthal
Lincoln Laboratory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Secure Resilient Systems and Technology Group
244 Wood Street
Lexington, MA 02420-9108
email: uri@ll.mit.edu


Uri Blumenthal joined MIT Lincoln Laboratory in 2007 to work on securing communication protocols, computer applications, and infrastructures. His professional activities have 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, and theory of music.

Prior to joining the Laboratory, he worked at several U.S. research facilities, including IBM Research, Bell Labs, and Intel Research Labs. Throughout his work, Mr. Blumenthal has patented security-related technology, published and presented widely, and currently serves on the program committee for the IEEE International Conference on Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics, and Assessment.

As a research staff member at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center for 12 years, Mr. Blumenthal led network management efforts; co-founded and co-chaired an Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) Research Group on Services Management; co-authored SNMPv3 Security Model; led the design and development of SNMP platform-independent multi-version protocol stack, which became the IBM code base for SNMP support in all corporate platforms; and contributed to the development of AIX/370 and AIX/ESA.

Mr. Blumenthal’s four years at Bell Labs as a member of technical staff of the Wireless Security and Fraud Prevention Group were focused on security problems of cellular networks, 3GPP and 3GPP2 standards, and the analysis of the performance impact of IPsec on wired and wireless Internet traffic. This work earned him a Bell Labs Team Recognition Award.

Mr. Blumenthal worked for three years as a security architect at Intel Research Labs, where he helped secure the first release of Active Management Technology (earning Spontaneous Recognition Award and DAP Division Recognition Award) and worked on secure communication protocols, provisioning, adding security functionality to virtualization, and run-time protection capabilities of computing hardware. He also presented Intel’s cutting-edge technology at international forums, earning an Intel Developer Forum Certificate of Appreciation.

Mr. Blumenthal is a member of the IEEE and USENIX, a member of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Security Area directorate, and an active participant in the IETF and IRTF discussion forums and mailing lists.

Mr. Blumenthal holds 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.


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