The 3rd Workshop of the Global Research Lab on Big Data Security -- Feb 19-22, 2019

A gathering of UCF and INHA University PhD students supported by the GRL Project (funded by NRF) during the 3rd GRL workshop

Welcome to the Security and Analytics Lab (SEAL). The mission of SEAL is to advance the state-of-the-art of networked systems, systems security, online privacy, and Internet measurements. Currently, we are interested in DDoS attacks and mitigations, malware analysis (attribution and defenses), mobile security, threat intelligence, applied and adversarial machine learning, and security and privacy in emerging networking technologies.

Currently, our team consists of 13 Ph.D. students, and we are always looking for new talented applicants. We welcome master’s and undergraduate students to join our group. If you are at UCF, drop me line to set up a meeting. If not at UCF, look at our openings.

SEAL is directed by Associate Professor Aziz Mohaisen. For any inquires, email him at mohaisen at sign u.c.f. (without the dots) dot edu.

📚 Lab News

📚 Selected Recent Publications

IEEE ICDCS 2019
Adversarial Learning Attacks on Graph-based IoT Malware Detection Systems (19.6%)
IEEE ICDCS 2019
InstaMeasure: Instant Per-flow Detection Using Large In-DRAM Working Set of Active Flows (19.6%)
IEEE ICDCS 2019
XLF: A Cross-layer Framework to Secure the Internet of Things (vision track)
IEEE/IFIP DSN 2019
Where Are You Taking Me? Behavioral Analysis of Open DNS Resolvers (~20%)
ACM CCS 2018
Large-Scale and Language-Oblivious Code Authorship Identification (16%)
ISOC NDSS 2018
ABC: Enabling Smartphone Authentication with Built-in Camera (~20%)
IEEE ICDCS 2018
SSD-Insider: Internal Defense of Solid-State Drive against Ransomware (18%)
IEEE ICDCS 2018
ShmCaffe: A Distributed Deep Learning Platform with Shared Memory (18%)
RFC 8391 / 2018
XMSS: Extended Hash-Based Signatures (Standard)
IEEE ICDCS 2017
An Adversary-Centric Behavior Modeling of DDoS Attacks (17%)
IEEE ICDCS 2017
Defending Against Voice Impersonation Attacks on Smartphones (Best student paper)
IEEE INFOCOM 2017
Large-scale Invisible Attack on AFC Systems with NFC-equipped Smartphones (18%)
ISOC NDSS 2016
Uncovering game bots in MMORPGs via self-similarity in the wild (15%)
ACM ASIACCS 2015
Measuring Botnets in the Wild: Some New Trends (22%)
IEEE DSN 2015
Delving into Internet DDoS Attacks by Botnets: Characterization and Analysis (22%)
ACM IMC 2014
Measuring Domain Forwarding and Applications at the Internet Scale (20.3%)
ACM ASIACCS 2012
On the mixing time of directed social graphs and security implications (18%)
IEEE INFOCOM 2012
Dynamic energy-oriented scheduling for sustainable wireless sensor networks (18%)
ISOC NDSS 2011
Losing control of the Internet: Using the data plane to attack the control plane (18%)
IEEE INFOCOM 2011
Incorporating trust into social network-based Sybil defenses (16%)
ACM IMC 2010
Measuring the mixing time of social graphs (22%)
ACM/IEEE ToN 2018
Delving into Internet DDoS Attacks by Botnets: Characterization and Analysis (3.11)
ACM/IEEE ToN 2017
Leakage of .onion at the DNS Root: Measurements, Causes, and Countermeasures (3.11)
IEEE TDSC 2018
A Data-Driven Study of DDoS Attacks and Their Dynamics (4.41)
IEEE TDSC 2018
Look-aside At Your Own Risk: Privacy Implications of DNSSEC Look-aside Validation (4.41)
IEEE TDSC 2015
Timing Attacks on Access Privacy in ICN and Countermeasures (4.41)
IEEE TDSC 2014
Secure encounter-based social networks: Requirements, challenges, and designs (4.41)
IEEE TMC 2019
Catch Me If You Can: Rogue Access Point Detection Using Intentional Channel Interference (3.822)
IEEE TMC 2018
Pricing Data Tampering in Automated Fare Collection with NFC-equipped Smartphones (3.822)
IEEE TMC 2018
Android Malware Detection using Complex-Flows (3.822)
IEEE TMC 2014
Keylogging-resistant Visual Authentication Protocols (3.822)

Sponsors

National Science Foundation Air Force Research Lab Air Force Office of Scientification Research NRF UCF FC2 NVIDIA