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DTC Seminar Series

Taming Internet Tsunamis: Defending against Large Scale Software Exploit Attacks


Dawn Song
Carnegie Mellon University

Wednesday, December 8, 2004
10:00 am

402 Walter Library

Dawn Song

SOFTWARE VULNERABILITIES HAVE HAD A DEVASTATING EFFECT on the Internet. Worms such as CodeRed and Slammer can compromise hundreds of thousands of hosts within hours or even minutes, and cause wide spread damage. In this talk, Dawn Song will present her new approach in an automatic defense system against such large scale software exploit attacks, including automatic detection of exploit attacks on commodity software, and automatic generation and dissemination of network filters. Experience demonstrates that our new approach holds promise to fast and accurate automatic defense against zero-day exploit attacks.

Dawn Song


Dawn Song is an Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University. She received her PhD from Univerisity of California at Berkeley in 2002. Her research interests include computer security, privacy, and applied cryptography.