[Publicity-list]: DIMACS Workshop on Large-Scale Internet Attacks

Linda Casals lindac at dimacs.rutgers.edu
Wed Aug 27 11:48:33 EDT 2003

     DIMACS Workshop on Large-Scale Internet Attacks
     September 23 - 24, 2003
     DIMACS Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

   Vern Paxson, ICSI, vern at icir.org
   Steve Bellovin, AT&T Research, smb at research.att.com
   Stuart Staniford, Silicon Defense 
   Stefan Savage, University of California,  savage at cs.ucsd.edu 
Presented under the auspices of the Special Focus on Communication
Security and Information Privacy.


As the Internet has grown greatly in size, new forms of attacks that
leverage the network's increasing scale have gained prominence.  At the
same time, the network's scale also often increases the difficulty of
countering attacks, making it more difficult to trace back attackers or
deploy widespread defensive measures.  This workshop aims to assess the
lay of the land in terms of large-scale Internet attacks and then to look
for principles common to the problem domain.  The focus will be on three
general types of large-scale attacks: distributed denial-of-service (DDOS),
self-propagating malicious code (worms), and attacks targetting the
network's components (infrastructure attacks).

Participation in the workshop is quite limited because of the emphasis on
achieving a high degree of interactivity & discussion.  Potential attendees
interested in participating should contact the organization chair at
vern at icir.org, including a description of relevant background and the
specific topic(s) of interest for discussion & exploration.

Workshop Program:

Preliminary Program for DIMACS Workshop on Large-Scale Attacks

IMPORTANT: the workshop is meant to be a true workshop, in which the
actual program is fluid, and the emphasis is on interactivity and
incubating new connections (both between people and across areas). We
anticipate last-minute changes, and indeed may alter the program on
the spot as discussion and opportunity suggests.

Tuesday, September 23, 2003

 8:30 -  9:30  Breakfast and Registration

 9:30 -  9:40  Opening remarks
	       Fred Roberts, Director of DIMACS

 9:40 - 10:00  Welcome
	       Attendee Introductions

10:00 - 12:00  Experiences with large-scale attacks
	       A Large-scale View of Large-scale Attacks
               Sean Donalen, SBC Internet Services

	       Infrastructure Attack Trends 
               Craig Labovitz, Arbor Networks

	       Attacks on services - unofficial Akamai perspectives 
               Avi Freedman, Akamai

	       Attacks on services - unofficial Google perspectives 
               Urs Hoelzle, Google


12:00 -  1:30  Lunch

 1:30 -  3:00  DDoS
               John Ioannidis, AT&T Labs - Research

               Angelos Keromytis, Columbia University

	       Source address filtering 
               Avi Freedman, Akamai

		 is the problem still relevant?
		 is traceback relevant?
		 barriers to deploying solutions?

 3:00 -  3:30  Break

 3:30 -  5:00  Techniques
               David Moore, UCSD

	       Sampling techniques 
               George Varghese, UCSD

	       P2P techniques, large-scale coordination 
               Joel Sandin, Stanford University

               Dave Dittrich, University of Washington

	       Open Mike (i.e., we'll call in advance for presentations here)


 6:00          Dinner

Wednesday, September  24, 2003

 8:30 -  9:00  Breakfast and Registration

 9:00 - 11:30  Worms
               Stuart Staniford, Silicon Defense
               Diverse axes of scaling 
               Dan Ellis, MITRE
               Modeling/detecting worm propagation 
               Lixin Gao, University of Massachusetts 

	       Topological worm defenses 
               Nick Weaver, UCB


	       Pulsing attacks on routers
               Avi Freedman, Akamai

               Angelos Keromytis, Columbia University


11:30 -  1:00  Lunch

 1:00 -  2:30  Attacks on routing
	       BGP attacks
               Avi Freedman, Akamai

	       Targeted link attacks 
               Steve Bellovin, AT&T Labs - Research

	       Authentication and robustness
               Alex Snoeren, UCSD


 2:30 -  2:45  Break

 2:45 -  4:00  Where do we need to go?
	       Facilitated discussion
               Stefan Savage, UCSD
Registration Fees:

(Pre-registration deadline: September 17, 2003)

Regular Rate 
Preregister before deadline $120/day 
After preregistration deadline  $140/day

Reduced Rate*
Preregister before deadline $60/day
After preregistration deadline $70/day

Preregister before deadline $10/day 
After preregistration deadline $15/day

DIMACS Postdocs $0 

Non-Local Graduate & Undergraduate students 
Preregister before deadline $5/day 
After preregistration deadline $10/day

Local Graduate & Undergraduate students $0
(Rutgers & Princeton) 

DIMACS partner institution employees** $0 

DIMACS long-term visitors*** $0 

Registration fee to be collected on site, cash, check, VISA/Mastercard

Our funding agencies require that we charge a registration fee during
the course of the workshop. Registration fees include participation in
the workshop, all workshop materials, breakfast, lunch, breaks and any
scheduled social events (if applicable).

* College/University faculty and employees of nonprofit and government
organizations will automatically receive the reduced rate. Other
participants may apply for a reduction of fees. They should email
their request for the reduced fee to the Workshop Coordinator at
workshop at dimacs.rutgers.edu. Include your name, the Institution you
work for, your job title and a brief explanation of your
situation. All requests for reduced rates must be received before the
pre-registration deadline. You will promptly be notified as to the
decision about it.

** Fees for employees of DIMACS partner institutions are
waived. DIMACS partner institutions are: Rutgers University, Princeton
University, AT&T Labs - Research, Bell Labs, NEC Laboratories America
and Telcordia Technologies. Fees for employees of DIMACS affiliate
members Avaya Labs, IBM Research and Microsoft Research are also

***DIMACS long-term visitors who are in residence at DIMACS for two or
more weeks inclusive of dates of workshop.

Information on participation, registration, accomodations, and travel 
can be found at:




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