Followup: Tom and Brian's poster won second place among posters from the College of Engineering at this event. Congrats!
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
- Christian Kreibich, Nicholas Weaver, Boris Nechaev, and Vern Paxson. Netalyzr: Illuminating The Edge Network. Internet Measurement Conference, 2010, Melbourne, Australia. (bib)
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
- Mark Allman. On Building Special-Purpose Social Networks for Emergency Communication. ACM Computer Communication Review, 40(5), October 2010.
Friday, October 22, 2010
- Chitra Muthukrishnan, Vern Paxson, Mark Allman, Aditya Akella. Using Strongly Typed Networking to Architect for Tussle. ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks (HotNets), October 2010.
Monday, September 13, 2010
The International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position in the area of applying modern compiler technology to the domain of high-performance network security monitoring.
The Fellow will be working with ICSI's Networking Group on designing, implementing, and evaluating novel approaches for efficient monitoring of large-scale network environments. The position's primary research focus is on developing strategies for compiling high-level analysis descriptions into highly optimized code for execution on current multi-core architectures.
Please see the full posting for more information.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
The Bro team is jazzed to announce that the National Science Foundation has awarded a grant of almost $3M to the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) for extensive Bro development.
The funded project aims specifically at addressing much of the feedback that we have received from Bro users over the years. It will enable us to refine many of the rough edges that the system has accumulated over time[*], improve Bro's performance significantly, and also make it much easier for the community to contribute to the project.
For further information, see the joint ICSI/NCSA press release.
Thanks to everybody who helped make this happen!
[*] Yes, that includes documentation!
Earlier this month, we presented a paper on how geotagging can leave users vulnerable to what we termed "cybercasing":
Gerald Friedland, Robin Sommer
Cybercasing the Joint: On the Privacy Implications of Geo-Tagging
Proc. USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Security, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
At last week's IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy, we presented some thoughts on using machine learning for intrusion detection:
Robin Sommer, Vern Paxson
Outside the Closed World: On Using Machine Learning For Network Intrusion Detection
Proc. IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, 2010
Slides are here.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
- Boris Nechaev, Mark Allman, Vern Paxson, Andrei Gurtov. A Preliminary Analysis of TCP Performance in an Enterprise Network. USENIX Internet Network Management Workshop/Workshop on Research on Enterprise Networking (INM/WREN), April 2010.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
- New tests. We now provide a path MTU test, IP fragmentation support, improved DNS examination, and look up additional names. Besides the client-side transcript you can now inspect the server-side one, which is useful for debugging highly troubled sessions. In addition, we have improved the overall robustness of the existing tests.
- Interface improvements. A frequent complaint we received was that the results summary is overwhelming. As a first step to improve the situation, you can now selectively show or hide result summary detail. On the summary page, you find clickable plus/minus symbols that will expand/collapse test results on the entire page, in a particular test class, or on a particular test. When you first arrive at the summary page, any issues we have noticed remain expanded by default.
- Updated info pages. Each of our tests comes with an info page, available by clicking on the test's name (such as "Path MTU" in the above). We have given those info pages a makeover, which will hopefully make them easier to understand and more useful to less technical users.