Steve Olshansky is the Internet Technology Program Manager at the Internet Society, a global non-profit dedicated to the goals of the Internet being open, globally-connected, secure and trustworthy. Steve is particularly focused on encryption and IoT security and privacy, as well as larger Internet identity, trust, and security topics.
His career began after he received his MS in Telecommunications from the University of Colorado at Boulder. From there, he held a number of Internet-related positions, including leading the early development and implementation of the official website for the State of Colorado USA, and project manager at Digital Creators, a boutique developer of online training and electronic performance support systems. He was a content and business developer for a large US Telco (“Baby Bell”), negotiating content partnerships for all of their Internet products and services, and where he also performed technical due diligence for their VC arm. Since, he’s worked as a web developer, eBusiness Consultant, and as the technical editor for Hewlett-Packard’s “HP Security Handbook.”
More recently, he spent 12 years at Internet2, the US national research and education network (NREN) as both a consulting program manager handling federated identity, access management, and security and later as the Director of Federated Technologies. He edited the Electronic Identity Credential Trust Elevation Framework for OASIS, the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards. In 2014, he joined the Internet Society, initially as the Trust and Identity Program Lead, responsible for leading projects centered around privacy, trust, and security as it relates to Identity and Access Management. in 2017, Steve assumed his current position. As part of Security Baron’s expert network, Steve verifies that our IoT reviews are technologically accurate so that Security Baron can provide the most trustworthy reviews to our readers.