Fernando Gont specializes in the field of communications protocols security, and has consulted for private and governmental organizations from around the world for more than 20 years.
He currently serves as a Staff Platform Security Engineer at Yalo. Before joining Yalo, he served as security consultant and researcher at SI6 Networks, Director of Information Security at EdgeUno, and consulted for organizations such as the UK National Infrastructure Security Co-ordination Centre (NISCC), the UK Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI), and Huawei Technologies Ltd.
Gont has been active in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) for 20 years, and has published 38 IETF RFCs (Request For Comments) and 2 Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) RFCs.
Gont has also been involved in a number of open source projects, including the SI6 Networks’ IPv6 Toolkit — a portable and comprehensive security asessment toolkit for the IPv6 protocol suite, and the SI6 Networks’ IoT-toolkit. He has also contributed to the OpenBSD and FreeBSD operating systems, and to the Linux kernel.
Gont has been a speaker at a number of conferences and technical meetings about information security, operating systems, and Internet engineering, including: CanSecWest 2005, FIRST Technical Colloquium 2005, Kernel Conference Australia 2009, DEEPSEC 2009, HACK.LU 2011, Hackito Ergo Sum 2012, Hack In Paris 2013, German IPv6 Kongress 2014, H2HC 2017, and Troopers 2018. Additionally, he is a regular attendee of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) meetings.