Thursday, 25 April 2013

Sharath successfully defended his Thesis today

Sharath Chandra G defended his undergraduate thesis work today. His Thesis work was on Scalable and live detection of P2P botnets. The present output of his work is in the form of an executable file which can go as a plug-in to an IDS/IPS.

Several P2P based botnets, such as Storm, Zeus, Kelihos-Hlux were deployed at our test-bed at BITS Hyderabad campus, and networks capture files were thus obtained. Network captures of several other botnets, such as of Conficker, were also obtained form other sources like CAIDA.

A scalable detection framework was built using Machine Learning algortihms with Hadoop and Mahout, which can take in live network traffic and predict botnet activity on the network.