A Personal Reflection on the Past, Present, and Future of Internet Threats

Speaker:        Dr. Michael Bailey
                University of Michigan

Title:          "A Personal Reflection on the Past, Present, and
                Future of Internet Threats"

Date:           Monday, 18 March 2013

Time:           4:00pm - 5:00pm

Venue:          Lecture Theatre F (near lifts 25/26), HKUST


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.


Michael Bailey is an Associate Research Professor at the University of
Michigan where he studies the performance, availability, and security of
complex distributed systems. Before coming to the University of Michigan,
Michael was Director of Engineering at Arbor Networks and a programmer at
Amoco Corporation (now BP). Michael has a BS in CS from the University of
Illinois at Urbana Champaign, an MS in CS from DePaul University, and a
Ph.D. in CS from the University of Michigan. Michael is a senior member of
both IEEE and ACM.