2003-2005 Columbia University
· Master of Business Administration (expected May, 2005)
1988–1991 Rutgers University
· M.S. Computer Science.
o Focus on Operating Systems and Hardware
1982–1987 Rutgers College New Brunswick, NJ
· B.A. Computer Science.
Patents, Publications, Presentations
· “High-Tech Crimes Revealed”, S. Branigan, Addison Wesley, to be published in the summer of 2004.
“Securing the Critical IP Infrastructure”, S.
Branigan, Information Security Technical
Report, Volume 7, Issue 2,
· “What Can You Do with Traceroute”, S. Branigan, H. Burch, B. Cheswick and F. Wojcik, Internet Computing online, 2001
· “Mapping and Visualizing the Internet”, S. Branigan, H. Burch, B. Cheswick. Usenix Security Symposium, 2000
· A Method and Apparatus for Identifying Hosts Breeching the Firewall Perimeter, (S. Branigan, H. Burch, B. Cheswick), patent pending.
· A Method and Apparatus for Securing Wireless Data Networks, (S. Branigan, B. Cheswick), patent pending.
· “The Internet as a Backbone of the New Digital Economy”, Testimony before the Joint Economic Committed (Chaired by Jim Saxton) as part of the Wired World: Cyber Security and the U.S Economy Hearing for the 107th Congress.
Presented at the
on Quantum Computing, Presented to NATO’s Allied Command Europe Counter
Honors, Awards, Societies
Certificate of Appreciation,
Awarded for assistance provided to rebuild
infrastructure for the NY Field Office immediately after the
Certificate of Appreciation,
o Awarded for training on cyber-terrorism issues.
· A founding member, along with ATSAIC Bob Weaver, of the New York Electronic Crimes Task Force.
· Board Member of the Electronic Security Advisory Committee, a not-for-profit dedicated to improving the interactions between law enforcement and the business community.
2004–present CyanLine, LLC
· Developed improved computer forensic techniques.
· Developed and deployed new techniques for tracking hackers.
· Devised new method for securing wireless networks (patent-pending)
2000–present Lumeta Corporation
Vice President of Engineering
· Lead the team of engineers that build and deliver Lumeta’s IPsonar product.
Direct research on
· Devised new methods for detecting network devices that are attempting to hide computers on a network.
· Assisted corporate business units and the corporate CIO in implementing Virtual Private Network technology, to securely improve remote access and reduce cost for the business.
Researched Internet networking security issues
· Researched wireless data communication issues. Devised and patented a method for securing wireless data networks that enables user level authorization while preserving the ability of clients to roam among many different base stations.
§ Brought Intrusion Detection technology into the corporation to improve detection of hacker activity on the corporate network.
§ Improved the technology and techniques that the computer investigation teams used, reducing the potential liability incurred by lack of procedures.
· Led team for Integrated E-Commerce Security for the corporation that reported to the General Auditor.
· Led the security efforts to implement Virtual Private Network technology for remote access into the corporation, and ran the first corporate VPN trial for the company.
· Worked with business units to develop methods to securely distribute sensitive sales data to a world wide sales force.
1990–1996 Bell Communications Research Red Bank, NJ
Senior Systems Engineer
· Led intrusion investigations on behalf of the RBOCs. Pioneered techniques in high-tech investigations.
· Led teams on providing network security consulting services to the RBOCs and financial clients.
· Led a team of engineers on the redesign and implementation of the security subsystem for the Service Control Point (a switch in the SS7 network.)
· Led a team of engineers on the redesign of the toll-free and calling cards database used in processing telephone calls in the US and Canada to allow the RBOCs to comply with FCC mandates.
1988–1990 Metpath, Inc
1987–1988 K. Hovnanian Red Bank, NJ
Heights Police Dept.