Senior Research Scientist
Casey Deccio is a Senior Research Scientist at Verisign Labs. His interests include protocol analysis and improvement and tool development, with the objective of increasing stability, security, and safety of the Internet. Among his research and development focuses are DNSSEC deployment enhancements, DNS ecosystem tools/monitoring, and the measurement, modeling, and analysis of deployed Internet protocols, including DNS/DNSSEC and IPv6.
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On the Privacy Concerns of URL Query Strings
Verisign Labs has analyzed over 900 million URLs to learn about the consequences of privacy-sensitive information being embedded in URL query strings. Our Web 2.0 information sharing culture has been a catalyst for such disclosures -- with measurements showing alarmingly prevalent and severe consequences -- motivating our proposal of a URL sanitization service.
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Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC) has a research focus on strategies for detecting emerging cyber security threats and techniques for countering large-scale attacks. Verisign Labs collaborates with Georgia Tech on a range of research including the tracking of spam campaigns and the identification of infrastructure dedicated to malicious purposes.