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Career Profile: TippingPoint's Rohit Dhamankar

Name: Rohit Dhamankar
Title: Sr. Manager of Security Research, TippingPoint

Age: 32
Education: M.S (Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas, Austin) , M.Sc (Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India)

Please describe your role
I manage a team of a dozen or so security researchers that are responsible for producing weekly updates to the Digital Vaccine (DV) service. The DV service protects TippingPoint customers from the latest and greatest security threats, 0-days, malware etc. I am also engaged in the next generation architecture for the TippingPoint Intrusion Prevention Systems. I work very closely with the Zero Day Initiative team and report to the Director of Security Research at TippingPoint. Outside of TippingPoint, I work on some SANS Institute projects.

Tenure in IT industry:

Six years

First ever tech job:
I started in the security industry as an intern at Cisco Systems, Austin in the Security Technology Assessment Team.

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