Lefteris Manassakis


Network Engineer | Researcher | Founder

About

Software Engineering Technical Leader at ThousandEyes. Co-founder of Code BGP (acquired by Cisco).

Education

Computer Science degree from the Hellenic Open University, and Post Graduate Certificate in Information Security from Royal Holloway, University of London.

Work Experience

I have worked for 20+ years as a network/systems engineer, pre-post sales support, and technical support manager for many companies and organizations, such as head of technical support of the Greek School Network for the region of Crete (a network of 1000+ schools). Prior to founding Code BGP, I worked at the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH) as a research engineer, and a member of the INSPIRE research group.

Trivia

I love human communication, used to be a radio show host. Sports fan, especially basketball, tennis and MMA. Enjoy reading Scandi Noir novels and watching gangster movies.

research

I have co-authored 5 peer-reviewed publications in leading networking conferences and journals. My research interests include Internet routing, Internet measurements, routing security and network automation.

blog posts

Selection of blog posts related to routing security and our work at Cisco ThousandEyes and Code BGP.

Talks

Conference Presentations

Bogons Observatory, NANOG 88, Seattle, June 12 2023.

Bogons Observatory (Lightning Talk), RIPE 86, Rotterdam, May 23 2023.

BGP Security, UKNOF 51, Manchester, April 4 2023.

BGP Security, DKNOG 13, Copenhagen, March 9 2023.

BGP Zombies, NANOG 87, Atlanta, February 15 2023.

ARTEMIS: BGP Prefix Hijacking Demo, RIPE 85, Belgrade, October 26 2022.

ARTEMIS: Intro & Updates, RIPE 85, Belgrade, October 25 2022.

Code BGP Platform - Intro & Demo, GRNOG 13, Athens, September 29 2022.

Academic Panel, ONOS Build, Seoul, September 21 2017.

Podcasts

In Defence of BGP, RIPE Labs Podcast, May 18 2023.

Code BGP, Routing Table Podcast, September 26 2022.

Contact

Nikolaou Plastira 100
Science and Technology Park of Crete
Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas
Heraklion, Crete, 70013
Greece
lefteris@manassakis.net