Interview with Dr. Dan Geer
Dr. Dan Geer was at the time of this interview [Fall 2000] the Chief Technical Officer of @stake, a digital security consulting firm, and had recently been elected President of the USENIX Association. USENIX is a 10,000-member organization comprising engineers, system administrators, scientists, and technicians working on the cutting edge of the computing world. Geer, who holds a ScD from Harvard University, was a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health and participated in MIT’s Project Athena and the development of the X Window System and Kerberos. He held executive positions at Open Market, Inc., OpenVision Technologies (now Veritas), and CertCo, the leading online risk assurance authority. Geer has testified before the House Science Committee and Subcommittee on Technology regarding public policy in the age of electronic commerce. He is currently (2015) the CISO of In-Q-Tel, a research and development arm of the CIA.