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Eric Osterweil

Eric Osterweil

Education

Ph. D., Computer Science, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
B.A., Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
B.A., Physics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

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Senior Research Scientist

Biography

Eric Osterweil is a Senior Research Engineer on the Verisign Labs team. He received his Ph.D. from the Computer Science department of UCLA in 2010. He did his thesis work in the Internet Research Lab (IRL) where his advisor was Professor Lixia Zhang and his dissertation topic was a new substrate for Internet-scale security systems called "Measurable Security."

Eric is an active member of the IETF and other research communities. In the IETF he participates in the evolution of protocols and systems such as DNS and DNSSEC. As part of his participation in the community, Eric has authored several utilities that have helped facilitate and evolve the DNSSEC deployment (including SecSpider, dnsfunnel, dnskey-grab and Vantages). Much of Eric's operational interactions have lead to publications of his research results in various ACM and IEEE venues.

As an undergraduate, Eric completed the requirements for bachelor degrees in both Computer Science and Physics from The Johns Hopkins University. After graduating, he worked at various companies and in various professional roles for about eight years.

Research

Conference and Workshop Papers
"Dissecting Ghost Clicks: Ad Fraud Via Misdirected Human Clicks"
Sumayah Alrwais, Christopher Dunn, Minaxi Gupta, Alexandre Gerber, Oliver Spatscheck, Eric Osterweil, Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC) 2012, December 2012

"Behaviour of DNS' Top Talkers, a .com/.net View"
Eric Osterweil, Danny McPherson, Steve DiBenedetto, Christos Papadopoulos, Dan Massey,
PAM 2012: Passive and Active Measurement Conference, March 2012

"Reducing the X.509 Attack Surface with DNSSEC's DANE"
Eric Osterweil, Burt Kaliski, Matt Larson, Danny McPherson,
Securing and Trusting Internet Names, SATIN 2012, March 2012

"The Great IPv4 Land Grab: Resource Certification for the IPv4 Grey Market"
Eric Osterweil, Shane Amante, Danny McPherson, Dan Massey,
Tenth ACM Workshop on SIGCOMM Hot Topics in Networks (HotNets-X), November 2011

"Deploying and Monitoring DNS Security (DNSSEC)"
Eric Osterweil, Dan Massey, Lixia Zhang,
IEEE Computer Society, 25th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC '09), December 2009

"Managing Trusted Keys in Internet-Scale Systems"
Eric Osterweil, Dan Massey, Lixia Zhang,
The Workshop on Trust and Security in the Future Internet (FIST '09), June 2009

"Quantifying the Operational Status of the DNSSEC Deployment"
Eric Osterweil, Michael Ryan, Dan Massey, Lixia Zhang,
Proceedings of the 6th ACM/USENIX Internet Measurement Conference (IMC '08), October 2008

"Limiting Replay Vulnerabilities in DNSSEC"
He Yan, Eric Osterweil, Jon Hajdu, Jonas Acres and Dan Massey,
4th IEEE ICNP Workshop on Secure Network Protocols (NPSec '08), October 2008

"Observations from the DNSSEC Deployment"
Eric Osterweil, Dan Massey, Lixia Zhang,
3rd IEEE ICNP Workshop on Secure Network Protocols (NPSec '07), October 2007

"Zone State Revocation for DNSSEC"
Eric Osterweil, Vasileios Pappas, Dan Massey, Lixia Zhang,
Proceedings of ACM Sigcomm Workshop on Large Scale Attack Defenses (LSAD '07), August 2007

"Security Through Publicity"
Eric Osterweil, Dan Massey, Batsukh Tsendjav, Beichuan Zhang, Lixia Zhang,
USENIX First Workshop on Hot Topics in Security (HotSec '06), July 2006

"System for Simulation, Emulation and Deployment of Heterogeneous Sensor Networks"
Lewis Girod, Thanos Stathopoulos, Nithya Ramanathan, Jeremy Elson, Deborah Estrin, Eric Osterweil and Tom Schoellhammer,
Proceedings of the second ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys), November 2004

"Lightweight Temporal Compression of Microclimate Datasets"
Tom Schoellhammer, Eric Osterweil, Ben Greenstein, Mike Wimbrow, Deborah Estrin,
Proceedings of the 29th Annual IEEE International Conference on Local Computer Networks, November 2004

Talks
"The Evolution of DNSSEC's Global Rollout"
Internet ON, 2010 (ION '10), December 2010

"Network Path Problems in DNSSEC's Deployment"
Eric Osterweil, Dan Massey, Lixia Zhang,
IETF 75, July 2009

"Availability Problems in the DNSSEC Deployment"
Eric Osterweil, Dan Massey, Lixia Zhang,
RIPE 58, May 2009
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"The State and Challenges of the DNSSEC Deployment"
Eric Osterweil, Michael Ryan, Dan Massey, Lixia Zhang, NANOG 44 - DNSSEC BoF, October 2008
PDF version here

"SecSpider: Distributed DNSSEC Monitoring"
Eric Osterweil, Michael Ryan, Dan Massey, Lixia Zhang, NANOG 44 - Tools BoF, October 2008
PDF version here

"Is an Internet PKI the Right Approach?"
Eric Osterweil, Dan Massey, Lixia Zhang, UCLA Engineering Technology Forum, May 2008

"SecSpider: Distributed DNSSEC Monitoring and Key Learning"
3rd OARC Workshop, November 2007

"Zone State Revocation (ZSR) for DNSSEC"
Eric Osterweil, Vasileios Pappas, Dan Massey, Lixia Zhang, Proceedings of ACM Sigcomm Workshop on Large Scale Attack Defenses (LSAD '07), August 2007

"BGP-Origins: A Public Space System"
NANOG 40, May 2007

"SecSpider: The DNSSEC Monitoring Project"
2nd OARC Workshop, November 2006

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