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Allison Mankin
Director of Verisign Labs, Verisign, Inc.

Allison is the Director of Verisign Labs, a research organization focusing on long-term evolution of the
Internet infrastructure and on open standards-based prototyping. She has been active in Internet engineering
and research for over 25 years, including having served at the Internet Engineering Task Force as an area
director for 10 of those years. She is best known having co-led the IPng Selection Process at IETF (long ago).
Past open source projects include open internet conferencing, multicast and IPv6. Her research and RFCs have been primarily in the areas of TCP and DNS and their security.