Phillip Hallam-Baker

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


  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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