Director of Internet Trust and Technology
Karen O'Donoghue joined the Internet Society in July 2009 as Research Analyst for Networks and Trust. In this role, she supports and assists the Director of Trust and Identity Initiatives by providing research and analysis to further the team's assessment of strategic options, advocacy, and key relationships with internal and external collaborators. Karen is also active in coordinating the formulation of outreach strategies and identifying partners and relationships that can help promote the deployment of trust-enabling network technologies. Karen has a long history of participation in the IETF, IEEE, and other standards bodies. This includes currently acting as co-chair of the Network Time Protocols Working group in the IETF and chairing the Security Subgroup of the IEEE 1588 Working Group. She also serves as a volunteer for both the InteropNet team and the IETF network operations team. Prior to working at the Internet Society, Karen had a distinguished career working for the US Navy, focused on the development and application of commercial network standards and technologies to Navy systems.