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  • CENG Seminar

    Thu, Sep 20, 2018 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Zhiyun Qian, University of California Riverside

    Talk Title: Network Side Channel Attacks: An Oversight Yesterday, A Lingering Threat Today

    Abstract: In this talk, I will discuss the history of attacks against one of the most widely used protocol --- TCP. As side channels were never really considered a threat when network protocols are designed, they suffer almost an endless stream of problems. I will demonstrate a blind off-path attacker can use side channels to hijack a remote TCP connection. Recently, we show two serious attacks: (1) a completely blind off-path attacker (not MITM) can hijack a TCP connection between any two arbitrary hosts (i.e., inferring the existence of connection, and sequence numbers). (2) a variation of the attack which exploits a fundamental design of Wi-Fi which is unfortunately impossible to patch in the short term. I will also give insights on how to systematically discover such problems

    Biography: Dr. Zhiyun Qian is an associate professor at University of California, Riverside. His research interest is on system and network security, including vulnerability discovery, system building, applied program analysis, Internet security (e.g., TCP/IP), Android security, side channels. He has published more than a dozen papers at the top security conferences including IEEE Security & Privacy, ACM CCS, USENIX Security, and NDSS. His projects have resulted in real-world impact with security patches applied in Linux kernel, Android, macOS, and firewall products. His work on TCP side channel attacks won the most creative idea award at GeekPwn 2016 and winner award at GeekPwn 2017. His research is supported by 8 NSF grants (including the NSF CAREER Award) and two industrial gifts.

    Host: Xuehai Qian, xuehai.qian@usc.edu

    More Information: 18.09.20 Zhiyun Qian Seminar.pdf

    Location: Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center (EEB) - 132

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Brienne Moore

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  • International Students Open Forum

    Thu, Sep 20, 2018 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    International students, increase your career and internship knowledge by attending this professional development Q&A moderated by Viterbi Career Connections staff or Viterbi employer partners.

    For more information about Labs & Open Forums, please visit viterbicareers.usc.edu/workshops.

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 211

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • OnPrem Solution Partners Info Session

    Thu, Sep 20, 2018 @ 05:20 PM - 07:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    About Us

    OnPrem Solution Partners is a consulting and technology innovation firm. Founded in 2013 by four consulting industry leaders in Southern California, we work with some of the most innovative companies in the world including major studios, large broadcasters, leading consumer product companies, distinguished technology companies, financial services firms, and non-profit organizations. OnPrem's focus on top talent, company culture, and creating the next generation consulting firm makes it an exciting place to work for anyone with an entrepreneurial mindset. We differentiate ourselves by being experts in our fields. We are relentlessly good at what we do, will always put our clients first, and we only hire passionate, forward thinking, intelligent, and personable people.

    Come join us to learn more about OnPrem. We'll be available to answer any questions you may have about the firm and interviews.

    Location: Seeley G. Mudd Building (SGM) - 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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