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  • CS Colloquium: Dr. Zhou Li (University of California Irvine) - Debugging the Fragmented DNS Infrastructure at Scale

    Thu, Mar 23, 2023 @ 04:00 PM - 05:20 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dr. Zhou Li, University of California Irvine

    Talk Title: Debugging the Fragmented DNS Infrastructure at Scale

    Abstract: Domain Name System (DNS) is a fundamental infrastructure that supports almost all sorts of Internet activities. However, service failures and breach of DNS are not rare, and some even led to the shutdown of large data centers, though DNS was designed under the goals like resiliency from the very beginning. We argue that the root causes are that DNS infrastructure has become too fragmented and its protocols have become much more complex, so new research efforts are needed to harden the DNS infrastructure. In this talk, I'll describe our efforts in this direction. First, I'll talk about two new DNS attacks we identified under the settings of domain revocation and conditional resolution, and their implications. Second, I'll talk about how we measure the operational status of DNS-over-Encryption at a large scale. Finally, I'll conclude the talk with an outlook for DNS-related research.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium

    Biography: Zhou Li is an Assistant Professor at UC Irvine, EECS department, leading the Data-driven Security and Privacy Lab. Before joining UC Irvine, he worked as Principal Research Scientist at RSA Labs from 2014 to 2018. His research interests include Domain Name System (DNS), Graph Security analytics, Privacy Enhancement Technologies and Side-channel analysis. He received the NSF CAREER award, Amazon Research Award, Microsoft Security AI award and IRTF Applied Networking Research Prize.

    Host: Weihang Wang

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92035174335?pwd=VzhKZ0xjM3A2SzFwOWsyRG1SQWpqUT09

    Location: Seeley G. Mudd Building (SGM) - 124

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Melissa Ochoa

    Event Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92035174335?pwd=VzhKZ0xjM3A2SzFwOWsyRG1SQWpqUT09


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