Phillip Hallam-Baker

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Phillip Hallam-Baker is a computer scientist, mostly renowned for his contributions to Internet security, since the design of HTTP at CERN in 1992. Currently vice-president and principal scientist at Comodo Inc., he previously worked at Verisign Inc., and at MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.[1] He is a frequent participant in IETF meetings and discussions, and has written a number of RFCs. In 2007 he authored the dotCrime Manifesto: How to Stop Internet Crime;[2] although the book is readable by novices, Ron Rivest still considered it a source of ideas for his course on Computer and Network Security at MIT in 2013.[3]


Hallam-Baker has a degree in electronic engineering from the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton and a doctorate in Computer Science from the Nuclear Physics Department at Oxford University. He was appointed a Post Doctoral Research Associate at DESY in 1992 and CERN Fellow in 1993.

Hallam-Baker worked with the Clinton-Gore ’92 Internet campaign. While at the MIT Laboratory for Artificial Intelligence, he worked on developing a security plan and performed seminal work on securing high-profile federal government internet sites.

IETF Contributions[edit]

  • RFC 2069 with J. Franks, J. Hostetler, P. Leach, A. Luotonen, E. Sink, L. Stewart, An Extension to HTTP : Digest Access Authentication
  • RFC 2617 with J. Franks, J. Hostetler, S. Lawrence, P. Leach, A. Luotonen, L. Stewart, HTTP Authentication: Basic and Digest Access Authentication
  • RFC 4386 with S. Boeyen, Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure Repository Locator Service
  • RFC 5585 with T. Hansen, D. Crocker, DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) Service Overview
  • RFC 5863 with T. Hansen, E. Siegel, D. Crocker, DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) Development, Deployment, and Operations
  • RFC 6277 with S. Santesson, Online Certificate Status Protocol Algorithm Agility
  • RFC 6844 with R. Stradling, DNS Certification Authority Authorization (CAA) Resource Record
  • RFC 6920 with S. Farrell, D. Kutscher, C. Dannewitz, B. Ohlman, A. Keranen, Naming Things with Hashes


  1. ^ "Former VeriSign Principal Scientist, Dr. Phillip Hallam-Baker Joins". September 2010. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  2. ^ Phillip Hallam-Baker (20 December 2007). the dotCrime Manifesto: How to Stop Internet Crime. Addison-Wesley Professional. ISBN 0321503589. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  3. ^ "6.857: Computer and Network Security". MIT. 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2014.

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