Research

Traffic Measurements

Network monitoring, packet dissection and DPI tools, data analysis and visualization using complete data-science stacks.

Internet Infrastructure

Data and control-plane analysis at regional and worlds-largest Internet Exchange Points as well as transnational Internet Service Providers.

Network Security

Deployment of honepyots, DDoS attack detection and mitigation, overall network health assessment and long-term trends.

News

Selected Publications

Spoki: Unveiling a New Wave of Scanners through a Reactive Network Telescope

I had the pleasure to support [Raphael] with IXP & ISP measurements to create a large-scale characterization of malicious two-phase scanners. Accepted at USENIX Sec ‘22 conference.
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Transparent Forwarders: An Unnoticed Component of the Open DNS Infrastructure

Our paper on hidden but open DNS infrastructures which can be used to expose consolidation trends has been accepted at the CoNEXT conference 2021.
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QUICsand: Quantifying QUIC Reconnaissance Scans and DoS Flooding Events

Our paper on quantifying QUIC DoS attacks has been accepted at the IMC conference 2021. We have also presented our work at [DUST2021].
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The Far Side of DNS Amplification: Tracing the DDoS Attack Ecosystem from the Internet Core

Our paper on the DNS amplification ecosystem has been accepted at the IMC conference 2021.
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Uncovering Vulnerable Industrial Control Systems from the Internet Core

Our paper on vulnerable industrial control systems has been accepted at the NOMS 2020 conference and nominated as 1 of the best 15 technical papers. We were featured by [MIT Technology Review].
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Down the Black Hole: Dismantling Operational Practices of BGP Blackholing at IXPs

Our paper on BGP Blackholing at IXPs was accepted at the top tier conference ACM IMC 2019. I have presented our findings at [RIPE 79] and [MIX Salottino] and have been featured by [Rule11/APNIC].
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On the Potential of BGP Flowspec for DDoS Mitigation at Two Sources: ISP and IXP

Our poster on fine-grained DDoS mitigation was accepted at the ACM SIGCOMM 2018 conference. I was awarded a silver medal at the SIGCOMM Student Research Competition [SRC].
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