Roland M. van Rijswijk-Deij appointed Professor in Network and Security at University of Twente

We are glad to announce that Prof. dr. Roland M. van Rijswijk-Deij was recently appointed as a Professor of Network and Security in the chair of Design and Analysis of Communication Systems (DACS) at the University of Twente.

He is responsible for the coordination of the INTERSCT project at the University of Twente, and he will advise one of the ESRs, specifically working on novel flow monitoring techniques that can scale to cope with the explosive growth in connected devices as a result of the Internet of Things.

He is also principal scientist at NLnet Labs, a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to research open source software for the core protocols of the Internet.

The research activities of Prof. van Rijswijk-Deij focus on network security, with two particular areas of interest:

1 – Security of Domain Name System (DNS) – exploring the security of the DNS using large scale measurements and statistical analysis, for instance studying the effects of the deployment of the DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC), both in the positive (added security) and the negative (larger potential for abuse in DDoS attacks) sense.

2 – Routing Security (RPKI) – The Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) aims to remedy interdomain routing protocol BGP lack of focus on security by allowing resource holders to manage authorizations for their resources. Apart from having an interest in the gradual deployment of this technology on the global Internet, prof. dr. Roland M. van Rijswijk-Deij is also interested in studying new applications that further enhance the security of the routing ecosystem.

You can check the full list of his research works in his Google Scholar profile.

Join us in congratulating Prof. dr. Roland M. van Rijswijk-Deij for this great achievement!

Written by Cristoffer Leite

Cristoffer Leite is a Researcher PhD student in the Security Group (SEC) at Eindhoven University of Technology, and an IT Researcher Intern at Forescout Technologies.