Anita Jones Career Enhancement Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Virginia
Seminar: Securing Internet Applications from Routing Attacks
Abstract: Attacks on Internet routing are typically viewed through the lens of availability and confidentiality, assuming an adversary that either discards traffic or performs eavesdropping. Yet, a strategic adversary can use routing attacks to compromise the security of critical Internet applications like Tor, certificate authorities, and the bitcoin network. The talk will describe such application-specific routing attacks and demonstrate that both application-layer and network-layer defenses are essential and urgently needed. While application-layer defenses are easier to deploy in the short term, we hope to motivate the community to redouble efforts on secure routing solutions and tackle Border Gateway Protocol's many security problems once and for all.
About the speaker: Dr. Sun is an assistant professor in the department of Computer Science (w/ secondary appointment in Electrical Engineering) at the University of Virginia. Her research primarily focuses on network security and privacy. Before joining UVA, she graduated with PhD in Computer Science from Princeton University in Dec. 2019 where she was co-advised by Professors Prateek Mittal and Mung Chiang. She received B.A degree in Computer Science (Highest Distinction) and Mathematics from the University of Virginia in 2013.