Mark Townsend’s career has spanned two decades in computer networking, during which he has contributed to several patents and standards in information security. He has established himself as an expert related to enterprise networking and security, with a focus on educational environments. He is a contributing member to several information security industry standards associations, most notably the Trusted Computing Group (TCG).
Mr. Townsend’s work in the TCG Trusted Network Connect (TNC) working group includes co-authoring the Clientless Endpoint Support Profile. He is currently developing virtualization solutions and driving interoperability testing within the industry around NAC solutions. Prior to his current position, he served in a variety of roles including service and support, marketing, sales management and business development. He is considered an industry expert and is sought after for speaking engagements at universities and industry events, including RSA and Interop.
Mr. Townsend also leverages his background by donating time and resources to educational efforts. Most recently he served his community as a past-chairman of the local school board – a progressive school district consistently ranked in the top school districts of New Hampshire, with the district high school ranked as a “Best High School” by US News & World Report.