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Matt Thomas

Matt Thomas

Senior Data Architect


Education

M.S. in Information Systems and B.S. in Computer Science from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD

Biography

Matt is a Senior Data Architect within Verisign's Verisign’s Technology Services Group and is a part of the Verisign Labs Affiliate program. He has worked on several of Verisign's value-added services such as Data Analyzer and Name Suggestion. Matt has over 10 years of experience working with large data analysis systems and several Big Data technologies such as Hadoop. His current research is focused on the analysis of DNS traffic as a mechanism to detect malware.

Prior to joining Verisign in 2008, Matt received his M.S. in Information Systems and B.S. in Computer Science from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. He previously worked as a Software Engineer for USinternetworking (now AT&T) in the Annapolis, MD area until moving to Switzerland and joining Verisign.

Publications

Matt Thomas, Duane Wessels
A Study of Caching Behavior with Respect to Root Server TTLS. DNS-OARC Fall '15 Workshop
2015
Presentations / Panels
Matt Thomas, Lixia Zhang, Allison Mankin
Report from the Workshop on Root Causes and Mitigation of Name Collisions. Internet-draft, WIP
2015
Requests for Comments (RFC) / Internet Drafts
Matt Thomas, Duane Wessels
Analysis of TCP traffic in DITL data. DNS-OARC Fall '14 Workshop
2014
Presentations / Panels
Aziz Mohaisen, Matt Thomas
Measuring the Leakage of Onion at the Root. HotPETs '14
2014
Publications / Papers
Matt Thomas, Andy Simpson
Analysis Techniques for Determining Cause and Ownership of DNS Queries. Workshop and Prize on Root Causes and Mitigation of Name Collisions
2014
Publications / Papers
Matt Thomas, Aziz Mohaisen
Detecting Botnet Domains Using DNS Traffic. DNS-OARC Workshop
2014
Publications / Papers
Aziz Mohaisen, Matt Thomas
Kindred Domains: Detecting and Clustering Botnet Domains Using DNS Traffic. SIMPLEX with WWW
2014
Publications / Papers
Aziz Mohaisen, Matt Thomas
Measuring the Leakage of Onion at the Root. ACM WPES 2014
2014
Publications / Papers
Matt Thomas, Yannis Labrou, Andy Simpson
The Effectiveness of Block Lists in Preventing Collisions. Workshop and Prize on Root Causes and Mitigation of Name Collisions
2014
Publications / Papers
Andy Simpson , Matt Thomas, Eric Osterweil
Regional Affinity for Applied for gTLD Strings. DNS-OARC 2013 Fall Workshop
2013
Presentations / Panels
Matt Thomas, Vern Paxson, Nick Feamster, Christian Kreibich, Chris Grier, Scott Hollenbeck
Understanding the Domain Registration Behavior of Spammers. Internet Measurement Conference 2013
2013
Publications / Papers
Philippe Cudre-Mauroux, Gianluca Demartini, Djellel Eddine Difallah, Ahmed Elsayed Mostafa, Vincenzo Russo, Matt Thomas
A Demonstration of DNS^3: a Semantic-Aware DNS Service. ISWC
2011
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