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EECS500 Spring 2012 Seminar

Presenter: 
M Bailey
Title: 
 A Personal Reflection on the Past, Present, and Future of Internet Threats
Affiliation: 
University of Michigan
Location: 
White Bldg., Room 411
Time: 
11:30am - 12:30pm
Date: 
March 27, 2012

Over the last 10 years, the Internet has become increasingly intertwined in the economic, political, and social fabric of our societies. Despite its immense social importance, the Internet has proven remarkably susceptible to disruption, corruption, and manipulation, through such diverse threats as worms, botnets, phishing, distributed denial of service attacks, and spam. In this talk I reflect on the evolution of Internet threats from the perspective of my work and the work of out network and security group at the University of Michigan. As a detailed example, I will briefly highlight our work in analyzing malware and our efforts to use this intelligence and other sources of information to detect and mitigate Internet threats.

Biography: 

As an Assistant Research Scientist at the University of Michigan, Dr. Bailey performs research on the security and availability of complex distributed systems (e.g., the Internet). Before coming to the University of Michigan, Dr. Bailey was the Director of Engineering at Arbor Networks and a programmer at Amoco Corporation (now BP). He holds degrees from the University of Michigan, DePaul University, and the University of Illinois-Urbana.