February 2017 - DDoS | Critical Infrastructure

Mitigating DDos Attacks

Dr. Thomas King, CIO of the DE-CIX Internet Exchange in Frankfurt, speaks to dotmagazine's Judith Ellis about using blackholing to mitigate DDoS attacks at the world’s leading interconnection platform.

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Dr. Thomas King is Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) at DE-CIX since 2016. He started his career as Member of Technical Staff at DE-CIX in 2008. After a stint at 1&1 Internet AG and founding a startup company called audriga, Dr. King re-joined DE-CIX as Head of Research & Development in 2014 and was promoted in 2016 to the newly-created position of Chief Innovation Officer at DE-CIX.

Thomas King received an M.Sc. degree in Computer Science and Business Administration from the University of Mannheim, Germany in 2004, and a Ph.D. degree at the chair of Computer Networks from the University of Mannheim in 2008.