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Stephen Kent of Raytheon’s BBN Subsidiary Joins Internet Hall of Fame

Raytheon-logo_EbizStephen Kent, chief scientist at Raytheon BBN Technologies, has been selected to the Internet Hall of Fame for his more than 30 years of work to develop cybersecurity systems.

Kent established key standards for the Internet Protocol security suite and created the first-ever encryption structure for digital data exchange known as the Transmission Control Protocol, Raytheon said Wednesday.

He follows Ray Tomlinson, a BBN principal engineer, who was among the first inductees into the hall last year.

“It is an honor to join the distinguished individuals, including my Raytheon BBN colleague Ray Tomlinson, in the Internet Hall of Fame,” Kent said.

“Security and privacy have never been more challenging or important than they are today. Security experts must constantly design and implement leading-edge solutions to address an endless barrage of cyber threats,” Kent added.

Kent also helped form email security features and certification requirements for the Internet, Raytheon says.

He is a member of organizations such as the Internet Society, Association for Computing Machinery, National Science Foundation and Delta Epsilon Sigma.

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