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DTC Seminar Series

Scanning worm attack-defense experiments on the DETER testbed


George Kesidis
Penn State University

Monday, April 10, 2006
2:30 pm

EE/CS 3-125

WE WILL DESCRIBE A SERIES OF scanning-worm attack recreation experiments that were conducted on the quarantined DETER-based-on-Emulab testbed. These experiments exploited the trace data of the Slammer and Witty worms as observed by the UWisc and CAIDA /8 tarpits, respectively. Results on scale-down with fidelity for Slammer in addition to epidemiological modeling will also be described. A strategy for attack-defense experiments will be discussed leading to issues of design and build-out for next-generation testbeds. The talk will conclude with an overview of the DETER/EMIST project as well as the speaker's other active projects on incentive engineering and wireless networking.


George Kesidis received his M.S. and Ph.D. in EECS from U.C. Berkeley in 1990 and 1992 respectively. He was a professor in the E&CE Dept of the University of Waterloo, Canada, from 1992 to 2000. Since April 2000, he has taught in both the CS&E and EE Depts of the Pennsylvania State University. His research experience spans several areas of computer/communication networking including security, incentive engineering, efficient simulation, and traffic engineering. Currently, he a senior member of the IEEE and the TPC co-chair of IEEE INFOCOM 2007.