Director of Verisign Next Lab, VerisignAllison Mankin is the Director of Verisign Labs, the research organization of Verisign Inc. Her current research focuses on DNS security and privacy. Among her positions before Verisign, she was Program Director in the Computer and Network Systems Division at the U.S. National Science Foundation. Other past positions include Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Lucent Bell Labs, USC/ISI and Mitre. She led research projects on DNS security, application and transport security, standards and testbeds, many under DARPA and NSF support. Past contributions include co-leading the IETF design effort that resulted in IPv6. She’s been active in the IETF since its start, including serving a total of 10 years on the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).
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