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DTC Seminar Series

Routing and Security


Steven M. Bellovin
Network Services Research Lab
AT&T Labs Research

Friday, November 14, 2003
10:00 am

402 Walter Library

Steven M. BellovinDownload slides (pdf 624 KB) Routing is a crucial part of the Internet. It is extremely hard to secure routing, and — despite work going back almost 15 years — very little attention has been paid to it. We will discuss the history and status of secure routing, including current attempts to solve the problem. We will also discuss some new attacks that cannot be countered by any technique currently being considered.


Steven M. Bellovin received a B.A. degree from Columbia University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While a graduate student, he helped create netnews; for this, he and the other perpetrators were award the 1995 Usenix Lifetime Achievement Award. He joined AT&T Bell Laboratories in 1982. Despite the fact that he has not changed jobs, he is now at AT&T Labs Research, working on networks, security, and why the two don't get along, as well as related public policy questions. He is an AT&T Fellow and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Bellovin presenting

Bellovin is the co-author of Firewalls and Internet Security: Repelling the Wily Hacker, and holds several patents on cryptographic and network protocols. He served on National Research Council study committees on information systems trustworthiness and the privacy implications of authentication technologies; he was also a member of the information technology subcommittee of an NRC study group on science versus terrorism. He was a member of the Internet Architecture Board from 1996-2002; he is currently the co-director of the Security Area of the IETF.