Lefteris Manassakis

Based in Heraklion, Crete, Greece




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Lefteris is a network engineer with a long background in networking research. He is now co-founder and Chief Operating Officer at Code BGP. Prior to founding Code BGP, Lefteris worked at the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH) - as a research engineer, and a member of the INSPIRE research group. For more info, please check his personal web page:

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In Defence of BGP

BGP is the Internet's de facto routing protocol - but relatively few have a deep understanding of its vulnerabilities. Delving into threats posed by misconfigurations and hijacks, Lefteris Manassakis discusses BGP and the importance of mitigation, monitoring, and detection with ARTEMIS and Code BGP.

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Uncovering Remote Peering at IXPs

Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) originally aimed to keep local traffic local and reduce dependence on third parties. However, ever-increasing traffic volumes create pressure for denser and more diverse peering that challenges the traditional IXP model. A fundamental shift in peering practices is R…

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ARTEMIS: Neutralising BGP Hijacking Within a Minute

BGP prefix hijacking is a persistent threat against Internet organisations, attributed to a lack of authorisation and authentication mechanisms in the inter-domain routing system. ARTEMIS (Automatic and Real-Time dEtection and MItigation System) is a defence system against BGP prefix hijacking, whi…

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