Innovators with Specific Talents and Expertise

These individuals work behind the scenes at Neustar and publicly in forums, organizations, and standards bodies on behalf of our customers, our industry, and Neustar to create seamless connections, frictionless innovation, reliable performance, and trusted security services.

Peter Davis

Peter focuses on Identity issues and is deeply involved in OASIS via the SAML, Reputation, and XRI working groups. He is also involved in the Kantara/Liberty Alliance working groups, and follows activities in the OpenID Foundation, Open Web Foundation, and IETF, among many others. Peter presently co-chairs the XRI Technical committee, and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Kantara Initiative.

Rodney Joffe

Rodney focuses on DNS and Security. He is actively engaged in a number of Internet working groups and committees, including the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force), OARC (Operations, Analysis, and Research Center), NANOG (North American Network Operators' Group), and ARIN (American Registry for Internet Numbers). He is involved in a number of initiatives to ensure the future of the Internet and is highly visible in the ongoing fight against spam, and similar attacks on Internet infrastructure and personal privacy.

Brian Knopf

Brian Knopf is the Senior Director of Security Research & IoT Architect at Neustar focused on IoT, replacements for PKI, and other IoT hardware/firmware security products. Formerly the Chief Security Researcher & Architect at oneID (acquired by Neustar in 2016) where he created an Identity Management solution for IoT using multi-factor and mutual authentication with real-time revocation. Brian has over 20-years of experience in software development, quality assurance, application security, security research, and penetration testing. Brian also works with the @IAmTheCavalry research group on IoT security policy and standards. He previously worked on the development and security teams at Belkin, Linksys, and Wink, building over 40 different IoT devices and is the creator of the 5-Star IoT Security, Safety, and Privacy rating system.

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.

Tom McGarry

Tom has been involved with national Number Portability since its inception, and is a leading expert on naming, addressing, interconnection, and peering. As VP of Strategic Initiatives at Neustar, Tom also serves as a Director of ATIS.

Jon Peterson

Jon is Neustar’s resident expert on security and network routing, and has been instrumental in the development of numerous RFCs at the IETF, including the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). As such, Jon is involved in many working groups within the IETF, as well as 3GPP, the ITU, ATIS, ICANN, and many other groups.

Brian Rosen

Brian has been heavily involved in the deployment of VoIP standards, including the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) via the SIP Forum. Brian is currently active in many IETF working groups, the National Emergency Number Association (NENA), European Emergency Number Association (EENA), the Department of Homeland Security’s Explosives Services Working Group (DHS ESWG), Packet Cable Working Groups, and ad hoc groups focusing on the White Space Database initiative.