cfaed Seminar Series

cfaed Seminar Series

Shankar Karuppayah , TU Darmstadt, CASED

Advanced Monitoring in P2P Botnets

30.11.2015 (Monday) , 09:00 - 10:30
TU Dresden, Andreas-Pfitzmann-Building (Computer Science Building), Room 1004 , Nöthnitzer Straße 46 , 01187 Dresden

Botnets are responsible for many of the cyber crimes that are taking place over the globe, i.e., DDoS attacks, identity thefts, banking frauds, etc. Recent botnets such as the notorious GameOver Zeus, Sality, and ZeroAccess have embraced the P2P paradigm to ensure resiliency of the botnet against takedown attempts from enforcement agencies and security researchers. Although there are existing mechanisms to conduct monitoring on P2P botnets, researchers are often troubled by other challenges that impede successful monitoring due to the nature of P2P networks and also anti-monitoring
countermeasures implemented by the botnets. This talk will introduce existing monitoring mechanisms for P2P botnets besides introducing some of the ongoing work in the field of monitoring P2P botnets.

Shankar is a PhD candidate at Technische Universitat Darmstadt and CASED. His main research interests are Botnets and Cyber Security. He received his bachelor degree (B.Sc. (Hons)) in Computer Science from Universiti Sains  Malaysia in 2009 and masters degree (M.Sc.) in Software Systems Engineering from King Mongkuts University of Technology North Bangkok in 2011 (The master degree curriculum is based on the RWTH Aachen model). Currently he is pursuing his PhD under the "Skim Latihan Akademik Individu" (Academic Staff Training Scheme) fellowship program of the Ministry of Education, Malaysia and he is affiliated with Universiti Sains Malaysia at the same time.


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