Dr. Sven Dietrich
- 1989, B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics, Adelphi University.
- 1991, M.S. in Mathematics, Adelphi University.
- 1997, Doctor of Arts in Mathematics, Adelphi University.
Dr. Dietrich researches computer and network security, anonymity, cryptographic protocols, and cryptography. His previous work has included a formal analysis of the secure sockets layer protocol (SSL), intrusion detection, analysis of distributed denial-of-service tools, and the security of IP communications in space. His publications include the book Internet Denial of Service: Attack and Defense Mechanisms (Prentice Hall, 2004), as well as recent articles on botnets.
His involvement with the Center for the Advancement of Secure Systems and Information Assurance (CASSIA) has been integral in Stevens Institute of Technology attaining designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research.
He formerly served as Senior Member of the Technical Staff at CERT Research at Carnegie Mellon University and also held an appointment at the Carnegie Mellon University CyLab, a university-wide cybersecurity research and education initiative.
As one of the pioneers in computer and network security, Dr. Dietrich observed and analyzed the first distributed denial-of-service attacks against the University of Minnesota while working as a senior security architect at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
Research Projects Interests
My interests are in computer and network security, cryptography, anonymity, and privacy. In network security, my areas are in denial of service and malware (DDoS, botnets), and I have some interests in anti-phishing. For cryptography, I look at cryptographic aspects of malware, and have interests in verification of cryptographic protocols.
(Dec 2010) "Friends of An Enemy: Identifying Local Members of Peer-to-Peer Botnets Using Mutual Contacts", 26th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference, Austin, TX..
(Dec 2009) "Have we Crossed the Line? The Growing Ethical Debate in Modern Computer Security Research.", In (Poster at) Proceedings of the 16th ACM Conference on Computer and Communication Security (CCS-09), Chicago, Illinois, USA..
(Dec 2008) "P2P as botnet command and control: a deeper insight", 3rd International Conference on Malicious and Unwanted Software (Malware'08), IEEE Computer Society.
(Dec 2004) "Internet Denial of Service: Attack and Defense Mechanisms", Pearson Education.
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