INTERNET2 (United States)
Dr. Ken Klingenstein is Director of the Internet2 Middleware and Security areas. In his Internet2 middleware role, he is responsible for fostering the development and dissemination of middleware interoperability and best practices, through partnership efforts of leaders among campus IT architects, corporations, and government agencies. This activity has created some notable results, including Shibboleth, SAML and federated identity. In his Internet2 security role, Klingenstein is helping campus network security leadership to develop approaches to both immediate issues such as network authentication and new security tools, as well as developing longer-term agendas that couple increased security with research network goals of performance and transparency. Previously, he was the Director of Information Technology Services at the University of Colorado Boulder campus, for fourteen years. Klingenstein has been active in national and regional networking for many years, serving in leadership positions in too many organizations. Dr. Klingenstein received his Ph.D. in Applied Math from the University of California at Berkeley.