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Feb 6, 2018

Join us this week on Down the Security Rabbithole as Barrett Lyon (who knows a thing or two about DDoS) is our guest to talk about the evolution of the art and science of kicking people off of a network. Barrett is the authority on DDoS, with over 20 years in the field, going back to when angry teenagers flooded each other off of IRC servers.

This is a fun episode that walks through DDoS - where it came from, how it evolved, and what we can expect in the future. TLDR; yes ...your fridge may one day DDoS your toaster.

 

Guest

Barrett Lyon ( @BarrettLyon ) -

Barrett Lyon is the Vice President of Research and Development for the Neustar Security Solutions’ portfolio. He spearheads the development of innovative new products and solutions for the company’s industry-leading DDoS, DNS and cybersecurity solutions.
Mr. Lyon is a serial entrepreneur and a well-respected cybersecurity thought leader with experience building leading edge network services and infrastructure. Prior to Neustar, Mr. Lyon founded Defense.net and served as its Chief Technology Officer. In 2009, he co-founded XDN, Inc. and served as its CEO. As Chief Technology Officer, he led the strategy and technical operations at BitGravity, a company he co-founded. Previously, Mr. Lyon founded Prolexic Technologies and served as its Chief Technology Officer, where he created the first successfully managed service to defend enterprises from Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.
His authority and over 20 years of experience in the network security space has led to numerous collaborations with a majority of the tier-one and tier-two carriers in North America and Europe, and at National Security Agencies in Europe and the U.S. Outside of the security field, he has been active proponent in the advancement of the Internet. Mr. Lyon was responsible for the Opte Project, often referred to as the Internet Mapping Project and he formed AlphaLinux.org. He has been published in several security and non-security related books.

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