Garth is an expert in internet record analysis, specifically WHOIS records. WHOIS is a hotly debated but poorly understood subject. The WHOIS system underlies the Internet and can be used properly to reduce abuse and criminality. Garth has written a book for Wiley that discusses the evolution of WHOIS and how policy changes will affect WHOIS’ place in telecommunications today and in the future. The book provides a comprehensive overview of WHOIS, beginning with an introduction to WHOIS and an in-depth coverage of its forty-year history. Garth examines how to use WHOIS and how WHOIS fits in the overall structure of the Domain Name System (DNS). Other technical topics covered include investigations, research, WHOIS query code and WHOIS server details. While technical, Garth wants to make the subject available to everyone.
Garth O. Bruen is an Internet policy and security researcher whose work has been published in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the New York Times. Since 2012 Garth Bruen been an elected At-Large representative to the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) advocating for internet consumer issues and general accountability. In 2003 Bruen created KnujOn.com with his late father, Dr. Robert Bruen, to process and investigate Internet abuse complaints (SPAM) from consumers. Bruen has trained and advised law enforcement at the federal and local levels on malicious use of the Domain Name System in the way it relates to the WHOIS record system. Garth Bruen is currently a professor of Cybercrime at Fisher College in Boston.