[Blueboard] Talk on Cybersecurity: Examining Distributed Denial of Service Attacks

Ma. Mercedes T. Rodrigo, Ph.D. mrodrigo at ateneo.edu
Tue Jun 28 10:39:25 PHT 2011


The Department of Information Systems and Computer Science cordially invites
the community to

Cybersecurity: Examining Distributed Denial of Service Attacks
Or: What Hath WikiLeaks Wrought?
by Dr. Wayne Patterson
Howard University, Washington DC
July 4, 4:30-6:00
CTC 313

All of the recent drama about WikiLeaks, the release of classified US
government documents, the incarceration of Julian Assange and Bradley
Manning, and the Denial of Service attacks both on WikiLeaks and their
business associates (MasterCard, PayPal et al) are leading us to a new era
in Cybersecurity. The support and opposition to WikiLeaks in cyberspace has
led to a continuing warfare of distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS)
that have brought one issue home for the cybersecurity community: research
on DDoS blocking must be intensified. DDoS attacks are nothing new. They
have occurred for more than a decade, ever since the vast expansion of the
Web of the late 1990s.  However, with the WikiLeaks "warfare", several new
conditions have come into play.


About Dr. Patterson

Dr. Patterson is the Director of Howard University's Cybersecurity Research
Center. He is also Special Assistant to the Dean of the Graduate School and
Professor of Computer Science. From 2006-2009, he was Program Manager for
Developing Countries, OISE, of the National Science Foundation.  He has over
60 publications in the area of cybersecurity, mathematics, and computer
science.


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Ma. Mercedes T. Rodrigo, Ph.D.
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