Barrett Lyon is the co-founder and chief architect at Netography. He is also the former founder and CTO of Defense.Net, acquired by F5 Networks and co-founder and CTO of BitGravity, acquired by Tata Communications. Early in his career, Lyon was the founder and CTO of Prolexic Technologies where he created the first successfully managed service to defend enterprises from DDoS attacks, a company later acquired by Akamai.
Lyon holds multiple technology patents and is a pivotal subject in the best-selling cyber-security book, Fatal System Error that is based on his work at Prolexic and his focus on tracking cybercriminals.
He is also the creator of The Opte Project, a visual representation of the Internet, which is displayed in the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.