Marion Dübendorfer

Marion recently finished her Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at the University of Zurich, and will soon start her Master’s degree at Uppsala University. After wanting to be a translator or a teacher of languages most of her life, Marion discovered her passion for Computer Science and Mathematics. Today, she’s interested in a wide range of topics, including DevOps practices, System Engineering, and Cybersecurity. During her Bachelor’s thesis entitled «Distributed Analysis of Cyberattacks in a Collaborative Setting», she designed and implemented a prototype architecture for a collaborative DDoS attack analysis tool, and became aware of the need for federated DDoS protection systems.

Marion’s participation in the Future Talent Programme (FTP22) was supported by SWITCH, Switzerland.

Lightning Talk Topic

Why we need a collaborative DDoS protection architecture in Europe

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have the potential to disrupt access to critical infrastructure for population groups across the world – yet their mitigation capabilities lie largely in the hands of private tech companies based in the US. This lightning talk explores the opportunities and benefits of an open, federated DDoS protection architecture in Europe.