Carter is the CEO and President of QoSient, LLC, a research and development company focusing on cybersecurity capabilities for large scale data networks. Carter has held both academic and industry positions directing / performing research in the areas of network and systems cybersecurity, high performance assurance, awareness, protection and optimization; working with US NationalLaboratories, FFRDCs, the US DoD, Naval Research Laboratory, US Justice Dept. and the industry.
Carter started in cybersecurity at Georgia Tech in the mid 1980’s, when he managed the Georgia Tech networks, and the SURAnet portion of the NSFnet backbone. Within the networking industry, Carter developed security architecture and products for ATM and IP, and authored over 20 contributions to the ITU, IETF, and the ATM Forum in the areas of network security and control.
Recently, Carter has focused on cybersecurity and network virtualization, secure cloud architecture, ultra performance assurance, optimization, and awareness for very large scale distributed systems; for the U.S. DoD, federal agencies and the communications industry.