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Rodney Joffe

Senior Vice President and Fellow, Neustar

Previously a cyber-security adviser to the White House, and with connections to the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), Rodney Joffe is recognised as a true pioneer across the industry.

Beginning his career in technology over 20 years ago, Joffe’s accomplishments include sitting on the US government’s cyber security intelligence panel, leading the Conficker Working Group, and receiving the FBI’s director’s award for outstanding cyber investigation, for his role in uncovering and taking down the Butterfly Botnet.

He is regularly called upon to assist federal authorities with investigating and protecting against cybercrime and cyberterrorist activities, and last year received the M3AAWG Mary Litynski Award for his lifetime work in fighting text spam, malware and DDoS attacks.

Joffe has spent his whole career working to protect end-users from cyber-attackers and has also participated as a core threat designer in cyber-security exercises operated by the U.S Department of Homeland Security and U.S Nationals Security Council. His interest in protecting networks drove him to create a number of technologies, known as DNS Shield. 

Rodney Joffe joined Neustar in 2006, after the acquisition of UltraDNS, a directory services company he founded in 1999. Before founding UltraDNS, Joffe was the founded and CTO of Genuity, one of the largest Internet service and hosting providers in the world. In his role as Senior VP, Senior Technologist and Fellow, Rodney is responsible for defining the technical direction of Neustar’s Internet Infrastructure Services Group, as well as heading up the company’s cyber-security initiatives.

Earlier this year, Joffe became Chairman of the Neustar International Security Council (NISC), an elite group of select cyber-security leaders across a number of key industries and companies.

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