Lead Research Scientist, ParsonsWes Hardaker is the Technical Director of the Networking Security Research Group (netsec) within Parsons Government Systems. Hardaker is responsible for overseeing the technical aspects and direction of the netsec team, whose mission is to create and improve upon the security features of core networking protocols. He has taken lead roles in managing, designing, and carrying-out multiple network security projects, including projects on network management, DNS and DNSSEC, IPsec, and the RPKI and BGPSEC secure routing technologies. He is a strong advocate of open, interoperable standards and has played active roles in the creation and deployment of Internet Protocol standards through his extensive participation in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).
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