Michael Richardson

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Michael Richardson is an open source and open standards consultant. An autodidact, he wrote mail transfer agents as a teenager, and in the 1990s, found his calling designing and building embedded networking products, in the security sector. Michael has built multiple IPsec systems, joining the FreeS/WAN team in 2001, and founding Xelerance in 2003. Since 2008 Michael has worked in and chaired the IETF ROLL working group, doing routing protocols for IoT mesh systems. Michael has authored a number of IoT related RFCs including RFC8366 and RFC7416. Michael currently works on IoT security systems in the 6tisch, ANIMA and ACE WG, specializing in the problem of initial bootstrap trust.

Michael received a B.Sc. Physics from Carleton University in 1996.


rfc3586 Aug 2003 IP Security Policy (IPSP) Requirements
rfc4025 Mar 2005 A Method for Storing IPsec Keying Material in DNS
rfc4322 Dec 2005 Opportunistic Encryption using the Internet Key Exchange (IKE)
rfc5386 Nov 2008 Better-Than-Nothing Security: An Unauthenticated Mode of IPsec
rfc7416 Jan 2015 A Security Threat Analysis for the Routing Protocol for Low-Power and Lossy Networks (RPLs)
rfc8366 May 2018 A Voucher Artifact for Bootstrapping Protocols
rfc8415 Nov 2018 Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for IPv6 (DHCPv6)