Michael Richardson has been involved with network security systems since 1988.
Michael was a founding employee at Milkyway Networks in 1994, and Solidum
Systems Corporation in 1998. While at Milkyway Networks, Michael was
responsible for developing the VPN components of the BlackHole firewall, the
policy engine, and all kernel components. Solidum designed and sold hardware
- IPsec being an important target. Michael is a system software designer and
protocol designer. Michael is involved on a daily basis with at the
IETF. He is an author on RFC3586, RFC4025 and RFC4332.
Michael was has architected a number of IPsec systems, including closed source
systems at SSH, work on KAME code on BSD, and work on the Linux FreeS/WAN
Michael is now a principle at Xelerance Corporation, the open source security
specialists, current maintainers of the Openswan IPsec stack.
Michael received a B.Sc. Physics from Carleton University.