Barrett Lyon is a pioneer in the field of DDoS mitigation for enterprises. In 2003, he founded Prolexic Technologies, the first service to defend enterprises from DDoS attacks. His work led to collaboration between 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. to mitigate and track thousands of DDoS attacks. Barrett’s early journey to battle DDoS attacks and bring their creators to justice is chronicled in the best-selling book Fatal System Error – The hunt for the new crime lords who are bringing down the internet. In the last year, following a sea-change in the scale, type and complexity of DDoS attacks that have continued to disable some of the largest banks and other enterprises, Barrett founded Defense.net to offer an entirely new mitigation architecture to respond to the increasing threat.
In 2009 Barrett determined that the key... See More