Karl Fox

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March 22 & 23, 2018
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Karl Fox, the founding partner of Lithik Systems, created Lithik in March of 2003 with the goal of assembling an integrity focused, super-smart team of innovators. Lithik delivers Fortune 500 caliber compliance for network security, processes, systems, and cost effective security auditing, regulatory compliance and vulnerability mitigation software systems.

Notable accomplishments:

  • The invention of the fourth generation firewall technology still used in today's security products
  • The world's first implementation of what is known today as an Intrusion Prevention System
  • The first router with a built in firewall
  • The world's first commercial IPsec implementation
  • A seven-year appointment as Chair of the Point-to-Point Extensions Working Group of the Internet Engineering Task Force
  • The development and deployment of a network security department for an international fiber optic network


CISSP, InfraGard, ACM Senior Member, IETF



The Conference is presented in partnership with the Northeast Ohio CyberConsortium and the IoT Collaborative.



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