David Dumas, CISSP, CISM
Director of Verizon's Network Security Architecture & Design Group, Verizon Communications,
Waltham, Massachusetts

David Dumas, CISSP, CISM is the Director of Verizon’s Network Security Architecture & Design Group within the Verizon Network & Technology Organization. He is responsible for the technical staff that is developing security architectures, requirements and designs for Verizon’s new voice, data and video networks. The group also provides the secure systems engineering that makes the solution work with an acceptable level of risk to the Enterprise. David has been with Verizon for 11 years. Previously David worked for Digital Equipment Corporation for 14 years and helped established their Security Consulting Practice. Mr. Dumas is past President of the Board of Directors of the New England Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), is a certified member of many relevant system security organizations such as International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2 (Certified Information Systems Security Professional – CISSP) and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (Certified Information Security Manager – CISM), and is an author and presenter on the topic of securing networks.


This talk will detail the process that Verizon follows to architect and design security into their new voice, data and video products and services. An overview of the FiOS network will be included. Verizon’s security philosophy, and the necessary security elements for carrier-class network security will be outlined. Verizon has built an internal PKI (based on CyberTrust PKI software) to manage credentials and keys for all the required secure protocols along with IPsec and this effort will be included in the talk. An industry security standards approach will also be discussed.