Saturday, 28 June 2014

Dr. Hota's invited talk at IPE, Hyderabad

Dr Hota delivered an invited talk titled "Threat Landscape in Large Scale Networks: Machine Learning and Forensics to the rescue" at the Training Programme on Information Intelligence and Cyber Security held at Institute of Public Enterprise, Osmania University Campus, Hyderabad on 27th June 2014 for professionals from Public sector undertakings. He talked about various possible threats that are prominent in large scale networks both from service provider and user's perspective, and how can these threats be mitigated by applying Machine learning techniques and Forensics tools on the traffic traces collected from these networks, both live and offline. 

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Prof. Abhik from NUS visits us

Prof. Abhik Roychoudhury, Vice Dean Graduate Studies at NUS, Singapore visited NetClique on 6th June 2014 and went through the work done by our team on the 'Overlay Security' area. Jagan demonstrated his work in the testbed at the Info Sec research lab. 

Later, Prof. Abhik also addressed the Graduate and undergraduate students of the Computer Science Department on his current research work at NUS and the research opportunities available for BITS students at NUS.     

Gokul attended a 3-day Cyber-Security Workshop at IBM, Bangalore

IBM Security Developer Presentation
I attended a workshop at IBM Innovation Center, Bangalore from 4th to 6th June 2014. It was very informative and I understood a lot about various aspects of security (Firewalls, IDS/IDPS, Malware analysis, etc.) in their organisation. Moreover, I got an opportunity to play with their tools and services.

Michael Steiner (IBM Researcher) Presentation

Front Row - MNIT Professor

-- Gokul

The ACM DEBS Experience

I was at the 8th ACM International Confernce on Distributed Event-Based Systems (DEBS) 2014 to present my Poster Paper titled, "Machine-learning Approaches for P2P Botnet Detection using Signal-processing Techniques.
The conference kick-started with Day 0 having the Doctoral Symposium and Tutorials. The Doctoral Symposium had a great keynote by Dr. Alejandro Buchmann on how to write reviews for research papers.
The conference had wonderful keynote talks by Minos Garofalakis (from Technical University of Crete) on Day 1 on the topic of Querying Distributed Data Streams, by  Krithi Ramamritham from IIT-Bombay on Day 2 on the topic 'Smart Energy: the Role of Timely Data Dissemination', and another Manish Gupta from Xerox on Day 3 on 'Challenges in personalization of services at Massive scale'.

A PDF of my poster is available here.

-- Pratik

Dr Hota's invited talk at NUS

Dr Chittaranjan Hota delivered an Invited talk at School of Computing, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore on "Artificial Intelligence techniques in Overlay networks" on 29th May 2014 at 4th South Asia Workshop on Research Frontiers in Computing.

Talk Abstract: With the proliferation of Overlay networks, it is critical to consider the impact of these systems on the performance of Internet environment that is struggling with resource availability and multiple security concerns. In this talk we will be discussing applications of Artificial Intelligence techniques to improve the performance of these networks. Currently, Internet traffic control is achieved by either throttling the bandwidth or allowing traffic with restrictions in place. Several open source and proprietary products detect and alert policy violations for usage of different applications using techniques like port-based analysis, and protocol analysis. In this talk, we will be assessing the impact of P2P traffic on perimeter security appliance, and develop intelligent approaches to counter their impact. We will also see applications of AI techniques in Virtual Private Networks.