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[HIForum] [Kolloquium] INVITATION to the "UHH Informatik Kolloquium" Mo 19.12.2016, 17:15, B-201 Prof. Mathias Fischer (ISS) Antrittsvorlesung

This is an invitation to the next "UHH Informatik Kolloquium³


Prof. Dr. Mathias Fischer - Antrittsvorlesung
Research Group IT-Security and Security Management (ISS)
Department of Informatics
Universität Hamburg


Monday, 19.12.2016, 17:15


Informatikum, Room B-201 Konrad-Zuse-Hörsaal


TOPIC: Security Monitoring - from intrusion detection to botnets -


This talk will be held in English or German, according to preference


Attacks on IT systems increasingly threaten modern societies. As there will be always successful attacks, it is important to have security monitoring as a second line of defense in place. Only when attacks are detected early on and countermeasures are enforced immediately, the resulting damage can be minimized. Starting with an overview on my current research on security monitoring, the talk will put a special emphasis on the monitoring of P2P-based botnets. Each Botnet can easily comprise up to millions of infected machines and they threaten the Internet ecosystem. They are involved in many cyber-crime activities, such as the theft of banking credentials or Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. Current botnets show a high level of self-organization and are highly resilient against any takedown attempts. The talk will shine a light on the botnet ecosystem and will present recent approaches to monitor them.


Mathias Fischer is an assistant professor at the University Hamburg since September 2016. Before that, he was an assistant professor at the University Münster (2015-16), a Postdoc at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) / UC Berkeley (2014-15), and Postdoc at the Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt (CASED) / TU Darmstadt from (2012-14). His research interests encompass IT and network security, resilient distributed systems, network monitoring, and botnets. Mathias received a PhD in 2012 and a diploma in computer science in 2008, both from TU Ilmenau.


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