Prior to joining CU Boulder, Dan Massey was a program manager in the Cyber Security Division, Science and Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). At DHS, he developed and managed the Cyber Physical Systems (CPSSEC) program that focused on cyber security for automobiles, medical devices, building controls and other systems that combine the cyber and physical worlds.
Massey also developed and managed the Distributed Denial of Service Defense (DDoSD) that includes security solutions for both traditional IT environments and key telephony services such as 911 and NG911.
He has more than 25 years of research and management experience and is the author over 100 peer reviewed publications on networking and cyber security, including co-editor of the DNS Security Standard (RFCs 4033, 4034, and 4035).
Massey has served as the principal investigator on research funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Department of Homeland Security. Some of his projects have included analysis of DNS data and DNS behaviors, an information centric approach to networking through Named Data Networking, Internet BGP monitoring and analysis, and infrastructure security enhancements. He earned his doctorate in computer science from the University of California, Los Angeles. Massey also actively serves as a cybersecurity consultant.