Rick是ICANN的网络安全部门的一员，有着超过25年的工程师、企业家和政策专家的经验。现在负责ICANN的DNSSEC 工作，包括对外业务拓展和培训。Rick负责ICANN的DNSSEC根区域部署的技术和政策。他经常到处演讲，是DNSSEC部署的推动者，可以看做是为网络安全创新和发展搭建了跨组织，跨国界的平台。之前，他是美国国务院全球IT政策的主管，主要负责协助政策制定者了解不同公司和问题相关的技术信息。在更早的时候，他依靠自己的发明创办了许多小型网络公司，最近的一个甚至被微软成功收购。他在网络领域有着诸多成就，其中包括了广泛的通信协议（UUCP、MEP2、BiSYNC、SDLC、X.25、DECNET、Q.921/931、H.323、IPX,、TCP/IP）的应用和商品化。Rick在1987年获得了麻省理工学院的博士学位。Rick is part of ICANN's Security team and has over 25 years of Internet experience as engineer, entrepreneur, and policy expert. Currently responsible for DNSSEC efforts atICANN including outreach and training, Rick was the technical and policy architect forICANN's root DNSSEC deployment. He is a frequent speaker and a driving force behind DNSSEC's deployment as a cross-organizational, transnational platform for Internet security innovation and opportunity. Prior to this he was Director of Global IT policy at the US Department of State where he focused on helping policy makers understand technology across a wide range of agencies and issues. Before this he founded a number of small networking startups based on his inventions, the last being acquired by Microsoft. His years in the networking field have included implementation and commercialization of a wide range of communication protocols (UUCP, MEP2, BiSYNC, SDLC, X.25, DECNET, Q.921/931, H.323, IPX, TCP/IP). Rick received his doctorate from MIT in 1987.