EECS Department Colloquium Series

A Look at the Modern Landscape of Internet Threats: 4 Paradigm Shifts

vern paxson

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
306 Soda Hall (HP Auditorium)
4:00 - 5:00 pm
3:30 - Refreshments will be served

Vern Paxson
Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley

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The past decade has seen striking and significant changes in the nature of Internet security threats, including their basic drivers and the role of trust. This talk aims to frame these changes in a way useful for general Internet users to better understand the problem space and its likely evolution.

Vern Paxson is a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley and leader of the Networking and Security group at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley. His research focuses heavily on measurement-based analysis of network activity and Internet attacks. He has worked extensively on high performance network monitoring and on cybercrime, and co-directs the Center for Evidence-based Security Research ( He is a recipient of the ACM's Grace Murray Hopper Award and the SIGCOMM Award for lifetime contribution to the field of communication networks.

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