IEEE Winnipeg Section


EduMan Seminar: Collaborative DDoS Defense and New IoT Threats


Collaborative DDoS Defense and New IoT Threats


Jem Berkes
Research Lead
Galois Inc., USA

Date and Time:

Monday, December 19, 2016 from 1:30-3:00pm


E1-270 EITC
University of Manitoba, Fort Garry Campus


Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have grown dramatically in size over the last few years. Attacks can easily generate over 500 Gbps of traffic, threatening ISPs and critical internet infrastructure. This talk has two parts. Part 1 will cover the current state of DDoS and our research into using distributed network sensors in a decentralized detection and mitigation scheme. Part 2 explains new IoT-based botnet threats that have emerged in just the last months.

Speaker Bio:

Jem Berkes has 15 years of experience developing software to defend against Internet-based threats, particularly malware, remote exploits, and spam. At Galois, Mr. Berkes is the Research Lead for DDoS Defense and previously worked on experimental operating system defenses and probabilistic programming languages. Mr. Berkes received a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the University of Manitoba in 2005 and a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in 2008.


Salman Khan
Ph.D. Candidate ECE