Patrick T. Cable II

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Lincoln Laboratory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Secure Resilient Systems and Technology Group
244 Wood Street
Lexington, MA 02420-9018
voice: 781-981-5996

Patrick Cable is an associate technical staff member in the Secure Resilient Systems and Technology Group. He is primarily interested in how cloud computing is changing how complex software systems are built and delivered. In addition to managing the Laboratory's Secure Resilient Cloud Testbed, he helps colleagues understand design patterns for resilient system design in the cloud. His current research focuses on using newer isolation environments such as containers and unikernels to improve security in the cloud. One of these projects, Spyglass, has been open sourced under the BSD license.

Prior to joining the Secure Resilient Systems and Technology Group in 2014, Mr. Cable helped manage infrastructure for the Lincoln Laboratory Computer-Aided Design (LLCAD) network, which supports the Laboratory’s electronic engineers in their efforts to create novel sensors, integrated circuits, processors, and the boards that link them together. He also designed and built the infrastructure used to capture and process telemetry for various free-space optical programs at the Laboratory. One of these infrastructures was created for Lincoln Laboratory's Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration, a groundbreaking effort that demonstrated optical communication between a ground station on Earth and a satellite orbiting the moon.

Outside of Lincoln Laboratory, Mr. Cable is also active in the greater systems operations community. He has been on the program committee for the USENIX Large Installation System Administration Conference from 2012 to 2014, and is an organizer for the Back Bay Large Installation System Administration (BBLISA), a monthly Boston-area operations meeting.

Mr. Cable received a BS degree in computer network and information systems from Wentworth Institute of Technology in 2009. In 2014, he completed an MS degree in network and system administration from the Rochester Institute of Technology.


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