Nicolai Bezsonoff

Nicolai Bezsonoff is the General Manager of Security Solutions at Neustar. He spearheads the company’s industry-leading DDoS, DNS and IP Intelligence solutions, including its cybersecurity operations.

Previously, he was the co-founder and COO of .CO Internet, a successful Internet company based in both Miami and Colombia, which was acquired in 2014 by Neustar. Under his tenure, .CO had incredible growth and became one of the most successful domain extensions in history, with more than 2.2 million domain names registered by people in 200 countries.

Mr. Bezsonoff has more than 20 years of experience in technology, operations and project management. Originally from Colombia, he was previously a Director at Citigroup’s Investment Bank in New York, overseeing a large team in New York, London, São Paulo, and Mumbai. He has also held various roles at consultancies providing advisory services to global firms in the U.S. and Latin America.

Mr. Bezsonoff holds a degree in Industrial Engineering with Honors from the University of Miami, as well as an MBA from Columbia University and London Business School.  He is active in the startup community globally and is a mentor at Ashoka, Endeavor and several other organizations. In addition, he is an investor in startups through different groups, such as Accelerated Growth Partners.  

Nicolai 's Articles

11 Reasons to Consider a WAF

February 7th, 2018

If you're like most IT professionals, you're considering adding a WAF to your security portfolio. Here are 11 considerations and why it might make sense. Read Full Article


Cybersecurity Predictions for 2018

January 22nd, 2018

In 2017, we saw dangerous DDoS attacks, botnets, the rise of ransomware and a growing number of zero-day exploits. Here's what our cybersecurity experts think 2018 will bring us. Read Full Article


Neustar Global Attacks and Cyber Security Insight Report

October 11th, 2017

Twice each year, Neustar publishes a Global distributed denial of service (DDoS) Attacks and Cyber Security Insights Report, highlighting developments on the risks, tempo and impact of DDoS attacks. The report is the result of months of research aimed at understanding the evolving threat landscape. Here's what you need to know... Read Full Article