Peter Thomassen

Peter Thomassen is the founder and Chief Technology Officer of deSEC, a free, managed DNSSEC hosting platform. It is deSEC's mission to enhance the security of online data transmission, by spreading the seamless use of state-of-the-art encryption technology. He also works for SSE Secure Systems Engineering, a German IT Security Consultancy

Peter has 20 plus years of experience in the Internet and security industry, starting out with his web hosting company a4a (founded 2001). Today, as a Senior Solutions Architect at SSE, he is an active member of the IETF with contributions to various working groups that have overlap with the DNS. He has presented on related topics at ICANN, IETF, RIPE, and DNS OARC conferences as well as the CA/B Forum. His main interests lie with security concepts that are deployable on large scale and relate to communications privacy, the key exchange problem, and efficient DNSSEC automation.