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News : DNS Inventor Paul Mockapetris Sets Sights on Cybersecurity
ThreatSTOP, the company that makes threat intelligence actionable in real time, announced Paul Mockapetris, inventor of the Internet Domain Name System (DNS), has joined the company as its Chief Scientist. Mockapetris is an expert and visionary in the international computer science community, with more than 30 years’ experience in consistently developing Internet technologies. In this newly created role, Mockapetris will provide guidance to the ongoing product innovation process, and lead research into DNS-based security.
Prior to joining ThreatSTOP, Mockapetris has held leadership roles at technology companies including @Home, Software.com, and Fiberlane (split into Cerent and Siara). He currently serves as a board member for Nominum and Farsight Security, two other providers in DNS-based security. Mockapetris also served as chairman of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), program manager at ARPA, and chair of ICANN's Strategy Panel on Identifier Technology Innovation.
"We are honored to work alongside Paul to use DNS to successfully address one of the most challenging Internet issues facing companies today—availability of security that is not only effective, but easy to deploy and manage," said Tom Byrnes, CEO of ThreatSTOP.
Mockapetris earned his bachelor's degrees in physics and electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his doctorate in Information and Computer Science from UCI. #contactcenterworld
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Published: Wednesday, December 16, 2015