Brian T. Sniffen

87 Holworthy St. #2
Cambridge, MA 02138 [email protected]
Home: (617) 354-1526 Cell: (857) 413-7560
Objective I am interested in a long-term research position in the field of Network and Computer Security. I'm willing to work exceptional hours in an appropriate environment.

Interests Programming Languages, Network Security, Distributed Computing, Cryptographic Protocols, ``Obsolete'' Computer Equipment.

Experience The MITRE Corporation, Bedford, MA
February 2003 - Present
Senior Information Security Engineer. Designed and implemented a variety of security tools and programs for government sponsors, managed teams of up to 10 people on tasks of up to 4 full-time equivalents. Coordinated with remote contributors, sponsors while anticipating sponsor's future and inarticulable needs. Held Top Secret security clearance.

Akamai Technologies, Inc., Cambridge, MA
June 2000 - October 2002
Security Engineer, founded Information Security department. Responsible for integrating good security practice to broad product line, architecture, process. Designer of critical security infrastructure. Author of corporate Information Security Program. Brought Akamai onto ISO 17799 certification path. Sales support for security-conscious customers.

Education Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
June 2000
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering.
Thesis on Trust Economies in a Distributed Anonymous Data Haven.
Continuing post-graduation work in advanced cryptography.

Background FCC-licensed Amateur Radio operator (N2WIV). Eagle Scout, Troop 301, St. James, NY. Commercially licensed driver.

Skills Technical: Cryptographic protocol analysis; network security; software engineering and design; digital electronics.

Interpersonal:strong writer and editor; good teacher and speaker; enjoys working in a team environment.

Computer languages: Actively working in Haskell, OCaml, Python. Conversant in Common Lisp, C, Objective C, Ruby, Java, C++, various Schemes, Postscript, Perl 4 and 5, Pascal

Tools: Experienced with installing, running, and altering several version control systems, wikis, and collaborative tools.

Languages: fluent in English, familiary with Latin, Ancient Greek, Quenya.