Dan is a passionate advocate for the open Internet focused on helping people understand the changes going on all around us within communication technology and practices. Dan serves the Internet Society as the Senior Content Strategist for the "Deployment & Operationalization Hub (DO Hub)" project creating, curating and promoting online content that helps service providers, companies and individuals more quickly deploy Internet technologies such as IPv6 and DNSSEC. Separately, Dan is also the Chairman of the global Voice Over IP Security Alliance (VOIPSA). Dan is also active within the real-time communications area of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).
Since the mid-1980's Dan has been working with online communication technologies and helping businesses and organizations understand how to use and participate in those new media. An author of multiple books
on networking, security, IPv6 and Linux, Dan is a dynamic and engaging speaker who frequently presents at industry conferences
and events and has been blogging and writing online
for over 11 years. His most recent books are "Migrating Applications to IPv6" and "The Seven Deadliest Unified Communications Attacks".
Previously Dan worked for Voxeo Corporation heading up the company's communication through both traditional and new/social media. In his 4 years at Voxeo, Dan established the company's presence within social media through building out and maintaining a network of blogs, videos and accounts with Twitter, Facebook and other social networks. Beyond constant content creation, Dan was also the primary corporate spokesperson and was heavily involved with both analyst and press/media relations. Prior to that, Dan served in the Office of the CTO for both Voxeo and before that Mitel focused on analyzing/evaluating emerging technology, participating in industry standards bodies and addressing VoIP security issues.
A graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Dan now lives in Keene, NH, speaks English and German and when not in front of the keyboard can usually be found engaging in outdoor activities (running, skiing, hiking, etc.), chasing after two young children or participating in the sport of curling, an addiction he picked up during 5 years of living in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. More information about Dan can be found at www.danyork.com