Security Reading Group

Security Reading Group

The Security Reading Group at Carnegie Mellon is an informal meeting where we discuss papers from the latest security conferences and classical security papers, as well. The interests of the group members are very wide, from theoretical cryptography to systems security. We meet every Friday, from noon to 1pm in Hamerschlag Hall, D-210.

Spring 2004 Schedule

UNIT 5: Distributed Denial of Service Attacks

Leader: Avi Yaar

Date Speaker Paper
March 19th Avi Yaar "Low-Rate TCP-Targeted Denial of Service Attacks (The Shrew vs. the Mice and Elephants)" by A. Kuzmanovic and E. W. Knightly
March 5th Cynthia Wong "An analysis of using reflectors for distributed denial-of-service attacks" by V. Paxson
February 27th Michael Abd-el-Malek "IP Traceback-based Intelligent Packet Filtering: A Novel Technique for Defending Against Internet DDoS Attacks" by Minho Sung and Jun Xu

UNIT 4: Security and Human Computer Interaction

Leader: Chris Long

Date Speaker Paper
February 20th Jim Newsome "Users' conceptions of web security: a comparative study" by B. Friedman, D. Hurley, D. C. Howe, E. Felten, H. Nissenbaum
"Usability and privacy: a study of Kazaa P2P file-sharing" by N. Good, A. Krekelberg
February 13th Chris Long "User interaction design for secure systems" by Ka-Ping Yee
February 6th Jon McCune "Users are not the enemy" by A. Adams, A. Sasse

UNIT 3: Quorum Systems

Leader: Florin Oprea

Date Speaker Paper
January 30th Ginger Perng "Probabilistic Quorums for Dynamic Systems" by Ittai Abraham, Dahlia Malkhi
January 23rd Charles Fry "Byzantine Quorum Systems" by D. Malkhi, M. Reiter
January 16th Florin Oprea "Load, Capacity and Availability of Quorum Systems" by M. Naor, A. Wool

Fall 2003 Schedule

Tentative Schedule

If you want to enroll on our mailing list, please send email to Mike Reiter.