Eric Osterweil is a principal scientist in Verisign’s CTO group. His research focuses on several aspects of internet security and architecture. This includes DNS-based Authentication of Named Entities (DANE), DDoS attacks, BGP routing security, large-scale measurements and evolving trends in internet architectures.
Prior to joining Verisign, Osterweil worked as a software architect and technical team lead at various companies. He is an active member of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and other research communities. As part of his participation in the community, Osterweil has authored several utilities (SecSpider, RPKISpider, dnsfunnel, Vantages and Ibsh) that have helped facilitate and evolve the deployment of standards, like DNSSEC. Additionally, Eric previously served as the program manager for the Verisign Labs university affiliates program.
Eric received his Bachelor of Arts in computer science and physics from Johns Hopkins University and his doctorate in computer science from UCLA. He completed his thesis work on the Internet Research Lab (IRL) and his dissertation topic was a new substrate for internet-scale security systems called “Measureable Security.”
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