What drives Barry’s passion, drive, and empowerment focus? The following is a work in progress to help others learn from my journey, my experiences, people who have cleared the path for me, people who have helped me, and people who have been my allies for change over the last decades. This page is part of the “Empowerment” series on Senki.
Turning the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) from failure to success – demonstrating sustainable Open Source Ecosystems
Barry Raveendran Greene was President of Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) – a +60 strong 10 million dollar open-source organization responsible for Internet critical software services, and infrastructure – including BIND – our industry’s core DNS server. ISC’s President leads engineering, sales, marketing, product management, and all aspect of the business. Barry is responsible to transform ISC from a heavy engineering organization into a balanced and stable force that can continue to develop BIND (DNS), DHCP, Quagga, and other Internet-critical open-source software, services, and capabilities. Barry continues ISC’s evolution as an Agile Software Development process company to include the Agile essence in all aspects of operations, systems, and applications design. ISC is now a constituent-oriented organization, applying ISC’s brain trust toward problems that impact the future sustainable growth of the Internet. Some of these areas include industry transformational work with the Security Information Exchange (SIE), Passive DNS, and other tools that uncover cyber-criminal activities that facilitate action. In addition, ISC has been asked by the industry to take the Internet critical quality experience with BIND and DHCP and apply it to open source routing architectures – enabling new operator-driven innovation to facilitate the success of an ever-converging Internet. Barry is heavily involved in operational security, working with the industry to build a collaborative private industry team that tracks cyber-criminal activities, works with law enforcement, and then facilitates the public-private partnership to take down the “cyber-criminal cloud.”
Barry brings 30 years of industry experience, with 20 years directly focused on the growth, stability, and resiliency of the Global Internet. This experience is critical to Barry’s ability to drive transformation in a way that is unique and demonstrates tangible success. He is a pioneer in the fields of Service Provider Security and Operational Security reaction teams – creating many of the techniques, technologies, and capabilities used in the industry today to protect all telecommunications from the range of cyber-security threats. Barry activity participates in key policy meetings – being on the 2002-2003 US Government Cyber-Security Commission and is currently on the US Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC).
Transforming Juniper’s Security Practice
Before ISC, Barry was Director of Juniper’s Security Incident Response Team (SIRT) fulfilling Juniper’s mission to deliver products that are Fast, Reliable, and Secure. Barry transformed the Juniper SIRT Team to lead the industry in recognized performance and capabilities. This included the roles of reactively & proactively responding to security Incidents; providing customers with operational intelligence on the threats to their business; building and delivering effective customer empowerment outreach programs; crafting close-loop win-win processes to facilitate a self-sustaining SIRT Team, and driving enhancement which adds resiliency and security to the Juniper product portfolio. As part of his SIRT mission, Barry continued his efforts with Operational Security Communities, serving the members of these groups to protect their networks and fight the Underground Economy.
Leveraging Cisco’s “Empowerment” and Customer Advocacy to Grow the Internet
Before Juniper, Barry’s spent 12 years at Cisco Systems, spending the last 6 as Cisco’s Chief SP Security Architect – driving programs, products, innovation, and strategy to meet an SP’s security business He has led Cisco’s broad SP Security talent to deliver products, services, designs, and best practices which allow SPs to survive today’s vibrant and thriving “miscreant economy.” Barry has been instrumental in pulling together collaborative “behind the scene” industry groups to battle these threats. Previously Barry has applied his 30 years of experience to diverse areas as SP Architect – specializing in Business Scalable IP Infrastructure; Overlay Content Systems; end-to-end security systems; Trans-Oceanic Backbones; Data Center Design; Database and systems integration; Network Forensics and Network Management Systems; Military Networking; Video Distribution Systems; and SP IP Interconnection Designs.
Empowerment of the new generations of talent is one of Barry’s passions. This can be seen in his extensive online publication; frequent empowerment talks about the world, the book ISP Essentials (written with his colleague Mr. Philip Smith); and intensive work with groups like NANOG, APRICOT, AFNOG, APNIC, AFRINIC, UNDP, USTTI, and NSP-SEC. As an advocate for scaling the Internet through empowering engineers, Mr. Greene was a key coordinator for several of Cisco’s ISP Empowering projects. These included co-coordinator of Cisco’s ISP Workshop program, sponsor for the Internet Society’s Network Technology Workshops, Cisco facilitator for Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) throughout the world, creator of the ISP Power Sessions, instructor of the ISP Security Seminars a NANOG, and instructor for UNDP and United States Telecommunications Training Institute (USTTI) ISP Training workshops. Mr. Greene is one of the founders of APRICOT (Asia & Pacific’s annual Internet Operations forum), a mentor for AFNOG (Africa’s annual ISP Operations forum), and periodically serves on the NANOG program committee. The empowerment efforts continue with Mr. Greene’s recent publication of Cisco ISP Essentials, written with his colleague Mr. Philip Smith.
Connecting ASEAN to the Internet while laying the foundation for Singapore’s Internet Transformation
Barry was Deputy Director of Engineering Planning and Operations for Singapore Telecom’s SingNet Internet Service. He is the creator of the Singapore Telecom Internet Exchange (STIX) and a major force in making Singapore a dominant regional Internet focal point.
Before Singapore Telecom, he was Network Engineer and Systems Integrator at Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab (JHU/APL), and Network Engineer and Systems Integrator at Science Application International Corporation (SAIC). Mr. Greene is a 10-year veteran of the United States Air Force (USAF), which provided the solid technical foundation, management, and leadership skills used throughout his life.
Mr. Greene has a Bachelor of Science in History from Rolling College