Networking and Security

The Networking and Security Group focuses on understanding the behavior and use of today's Internet and exploring new technology and designs for tomorrow's Internet. Researchers' interests range from fundamental architectural questions, new forwarding mechanisms and novel management approaches to network defenses, cybercrime, troubleshooting, and measurement and characterization. Security research includes development and maintenance of the open-source Bro intrusion detection system, along with studying censorship, abusive surveillance, mobile device privacy, and the TLS ecosystem. The Networking and Security Group has strong ties to UC Berkeley, with two of its members holding joint appointments, and also maintains close collaborative ties with UC San Diego and Stanford University. The Networking and Security Group also has numerous ties with start-ups and other businesses, allowing it to address topics of commercial and academic interest, and has been active in professional organizations and events such as ACM SIGCOMM, IMC, and HotNets, USENIX Security and FOCI, and IEEE Security and Privacy.

Professor Vern Paxson leads the Networking and Security Group.

Read about specific projects of the Networking and Security Group.