Matt Thomas

Matt Thomas

Distinguished Engineer at Verisign
Joined on February 11, 2019
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Matt Thomas is a distinguished engineer at Verisign. His research focuses on numerous aspects of internet security, stability, and resiliency, including but not limited to Distributed Denial of Service attacks, domain name abuse, miscreant behavior within the Domain Name System, and large-scale measurements and evolving trends in internet architectures. Matt is responsible for supporting an array of activities across the company, including data-driven analytical functions for Verisign’s value-added services, supporting internal research initiatives, external engagement, and supporting critical data analysis efforts. He has more than 15 years of experience working with large distributed data collection and analysis systems.

Prior to joining Verisign in 2008, Matt worked as a software engineer at AT&T. He was responsible for designing and implementing a distributed data collection system that measured and analyzed the operational performance of systems and services throughout the world.

Matt currently serves as the vice chair of the board of directors for the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group. He is also an active member of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ Security and Stability Advisory Committee. Matt has authored more than 10 peer-reviewed publications and he has been awarded 11 patents from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and Certified Hadoop Developer.

Matt holds a Master of Science in information systems and technology, and a Bachelor of Science in computer science from The Johns Hopkins University.

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