Principal Research Scientist
Shumon Huque is a Principal Research Scientist at Verisign Labs. His research interests include DNS, DNSSEC, IPv6, routing, software defined networking, authentication systems, and security protocols. Prior to joining Verisign in March 2014, Shumon spent 20 years at the University of Pennsylvania in a variety of roles including UNIX Systems Administrator, Systems Programmer, Network Engineer, Lead Engineer, and most recently, Engineering Director.
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Measuring the Leakage of Onion at the Root
This study by Verisign Labs researchers Aziz Mohaisen and Matt Thomas presents the state of .onion requests received at the global public DNS A and J root nodes, and a complementary measurement from the DITL (day in the life of the Internet) data repository. It also presents potential explanations of the leakage and highlights trends associated with global censorship events. This research was presented at the 7th Workshop on Hot Topics in Privacy Enhancing Technologies (HotPETs 2014).
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Verisign Mitigates 300 Gbps DDoS Attack and Other Q2 2014 DDoS Trends
It has been another busy quarter for the team that works on our DDoS Protection Services here at Verisign. As detailed in the recent release of our Q2 2014 DDoS Trends Report, from April to June of this year, we not only saw a jump in frequency and size of attacks against our customers, we witnessed the largest DDoS attack we’ve ever observed and mitigated – an attack over 300 Gbps against one of our Media and Entertainment customers.
New from Verisign Labs - Measuring Privacy Disclosures in URL Query Strings
Have you ever gone to socially share or email a URL and found that it was much longer than you had expected? Take the following contrived URL as an example:
Solving Challenges of Scale in Data and Language
It would not be too much of an exaggeration to say that the early Internet operated on the scale of kilobytes, with all spoken languages represented using a single character encoding – ASCII. Today's global Internet, so fundamental to society and the world's economy, now enables access to orders of magnitude more information, connecting a speakers of a full spectrum of languages.