Mr. Rodney Thayer

Convergence Engineer
Smithee Solutions LLC


Rodney Thayer is a network infrastructure consultant focusing on physical security. He advises on the design, deployment, troubleshooting, and validation of network-connected physical security systems used for access, monitoring, and intrusion detection. He has decades of experience in software development with embedded systems, network protocols, and cryptography. He participates in standards development focusing on the use of certificates and related cryptographic schemes. He is the maintainer of the libosdp open source implementation of SIA's OSDP protocol. He has written articles and product reviews and presented at conferences and delivered training courses at conferences such as RSA, Black Hat, ISC West, ASIS, and Consult. He consults on the implementation of network security controls with a variety of clients from end user organizations through vendor supply chain partners delivering physical security solutions.


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