Barrett Lyon

Barrett Lyon is the Vice President of Research and Development for the Neustar Security Solutions’ portfolio. He spearheads the development of innovative new products and solutions for the company’s industry-leading DDoS, DNS and cybersecurity solutions.

Mr. Lyon is a serial entrepreneur and a well-respected cybersecurity thought leader with experience building leading edge network services and infrastructure. Prior to Neustar, Mr. Lyon founded and served as its Chief Technology Officer. In 2009, he co-founded XDN, Inc. and served as its CEO. As Chief Technology Officer, he led the strategy and technical operations at BitGravity, a company he co-founded. Previously, Mr. Lyon founded Prolexic Technologies and served as its Chief Technology Officer, where he created the first successfully managed service to defend enterprises from Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.

His authority and over 20 years of experience in the network security space has led to numerous collaborations with a majority of the tier-one and tier-two carriers in North America and Europe, and at National Security Agencies in Europe and the U.S. Outside of the security field, he has been active proponent in the advancement of the Internet. Mr. Lyon was responsible for the Opte Project, often referred to as the Internet Mapping Project and he formed He has been published in several security and non-security related books.

Barrett's Articles

The Neustar take on the Memcached DDoS Attack

March 2nd, 2018

This week, the cybersecurity industry was introduced to the Memcache DDoS attack. Here's our take on it and what it means for our customers. Read Full Article


Attackers Are Thinking About Your Application Layer Security. Are You?

December 1st, 2017

With the recent surge in data breaches due to vulnerabilities in web applications, it might be time to re-examine your Layer 7 protections solutions. It’s become one of the new favorite tactics among hackers, so you need to know how to defend your network. Read Full Article


Time for something different because what’s being done isn’t working DDoS Advantage: Attacker

May 2nd, 2017

Neustar actively monitors and reports what and how organizations are experiencing DDoS activity worldwide. In this research report that show the global ramifications of DDoS and how companies are fighting back. Read Full Article