SPAR

Security and Privacy Applied Research Lab

Network Capabilities: The Good, the Better, and the Future

Adrian Perrig
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering and Public Policy, and Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University

Abstract

Network capabilities are a promising approach for building Denial-of-Service (DoS) resistant networks. In this talk I will survey three generations of capability-based systems: the basic first-generation capability systems providing basic protection against packet flooding, the second-generation systems that provide stronger protection of the request channel, and the third-generation systems that provide advanced receiver-controlled request channel permissions.

Biography

Adrian Perrig is an Associate Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering and Public Policy, and Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, and spent three years during his Ph.D. degree at University of California at Berkeley. He received his B.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). Adrian's research interests revolve around building secure systems and include Internet security, security for sensor networks and mobile applications. More information about his research is available on Adrian's web page. Adrian is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award in 2004, the IBM faculty fellowship in 2004 and 2005, and the Sloan research fellowship in 2006.