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Eric Osterweil

Eric Osterweil

Principal Scientist


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

Biography

Eric Osterweil is a Principal Scientist in Verisign's CTO Research/Verisign Labs. His research focuses on several aspects of Internet security and architecture. This includes DNS-based Authentication of Named Entities (DANE), DDoS attacks, BGP routing security, large-scale measurements and evolving trends in Internet architectures.

Prior to joining Verisign, Osterweil worked as a software architect and technical team lead at various companies. He is an active member of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and other research communities. As part of his participation in the community, Osterweil has authored several utilities (SecSpider, RPKISpider, dnsfunnel, Vantages and Ibsh) that have helped facilitate and evolve the deployment of standards, like DNSSEC. Additionally, Osterweil previously served as the program manager for the Verisign Labs university affiliates program.

Osterweil received his Bachelor of Arts in computer science and physics from Johns Hopkins University and his doctorate in computer science from UCLA. He completed his thesis work on the Internet Research Lab (IRL) and his dissertation topic was a new substrate for Internet-scale security systems called "Measureable Security."

Publications

Eric Osterweil, Danny McPherson, Lixia Zhang
The Shape and Size of Threats: Defining a Networked System's Attack Surface. NPSec '14
2014
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Jakub Czyz, Mark Allman, Jing Zhang, Scott Iekel-Johnson, Eric Osterweil, Michael Bailey
Measuring IPv6 Adoption, ACM SIGCOMM '14
2014
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Eric Osterweil, Danny McPherson
IPsec’s Appeal: Protecting DNS Under the Covers. Verisign Labs Technical Report
2013
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Andy Simpson , Matt Thomas, Eric Osterweil
Regional Affinity for Applied for gTLD Strings. DNS-OARC 2013 Fall Workshop
2013
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Eric Osterweil, S Amante, Danny McPherson
TASRS: Towards a Secure Routing System Through Internet Number Resource Certification, Verisign Labs Technical Report
2013
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Eric Osterweil, Danny McPherson, L Zhang
The Shape and Size of Threats: Defining Attack Surface. Verisign Labs Tech Report
2013
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Eric Osterweil, D Massey, Danny McPherson, L Zhang
Verifying Keys through Publicity and Communities of Trust: Quantifying Off-Axis Corroboration. IEEE
2013
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Eric Osterweil, Danny McPherson, Lixia Zhang
A Quantitative Comparison Between X. 509 CA Verification and DANE Via Attack. Verisign Labs Technical Report
2012
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Eric Osterweil, Danny McPherson, Steve DiBenedetto, Christos Papadopoulos, Dan Massey
Behavior of DNS' Top Talkers, a .com/.net View. PAM 2012
2012
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Eric Osterweil, Sumayah Alrwais, Christopher Dunn, Minaxi Gupta, Alexandre Gerber, Oliver Spatscheck
Dissecting Ghost Clicks: Ad Fraud Via Misdirected Human Clicks. ACSAC 2012
2012
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Eric Osterweil, Burt Kaliski, Matt Larson, Danny McPherson
Reducing the X.509 Attack Surface with DNSSEC’s DANE. SATIN 2012
2012
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Eric Osterweil, Danny McPherson, Lixia Zhang
Operational Implications of the DNS Control Plane. IEEE Reliability Society Newsletter
2011
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Eric Osterweil, Shane Amante, Danny McPherson, Dan Massey
The Great IPv4 Land Grab: Resource Certification for the IPv4 Grey Market. Proceedings of HotNets-X
2011
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Eric Osterweil
The Evolution of DNSSEC's Global Rollout. ION '10
2010
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Eric Osterweil, Dan Massey, Lixia Zhang
Availability Problems in the DNSSEC Deployment. RIPE 58
2009
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Eric Osterweil, Dan Massey, Lixia Zhang
Deploying and Monitoring DNS Security (DNSSEC). IEEE ACSAC '09
2009
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Eric Osterweil, Dan Massey, Lixia Zhang
Managing Trusted Keys in Internet-Scale Systems. FIST '09
2009
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Eric Osterweil, Dan Massey, Lixia Zhang
Network Path Problems in DNSSEC's Deployment. IETF 75
2009
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Eric Osterweil, Dan Massey, Lixia Zhang
Is an Internet PKI the Right Approach? UCLA Engineering Technology Forum
2008
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He Yan, Eric Osterweil, Jon Hajdu, Jonas Acres, Dan Massey
Limiting Replay Vulnerabilities in DNSSEC. NPSec '08
2008
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Eric Osterweil, Michael Ryan, Dan Massey, Lixia Zhang
Quantifying the Operational Status of the DNSSEC Deployment. IMC '08
2008
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Eric Osterweil, Michael Ryan, Dan Massey, Lixia Zhang
SecSpider: Distributed DNSSEC Monitoring. NANOG 44 - Tools BoF
2008
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Eric Osterweil, Michael Ryan, Dan Massey, Lixia Zhang
The State and Challenges of the DNSSEC Deployment. NANOG 44 - DNSSEC BoF
2008
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Eric Osterweil
BGP-Origins: A Public Space System. NANOG 40
2007
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Eric Osterweil, Dan Massey, Lixia Zhang,
Observations from the DNSSEC Deployment. NPSec '07
2007
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Eric Osterweil
SecSpider: Distributed DNSSEC Monitoring and Key Learning. 3rd OARC Workshop
2007
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Eric Osterweil, Vasileios Pappas, Dan Massey, Lixia Zhang
Zone State Revocation (ZSR) for DNSSEC. LSAD '07
2007
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Eric Osterweil, Vasileios Pappas, Dan Massey, Lixia Zhang,
Zone State Revocation for DNSSEC. LSAD '07
2007
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Eric Osterweil
SecSpider: The DNSSEC Monitoring Project. 2nd OARC Workshop
2006
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Eric Osterweil, Dan Massey, Batsukh Tsendjav, Beichuan Zhang, Lixia Zhang,
Security Through Publicity. HotSec '06
2006
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Tom Schoellhammer, Eric Osterweil, Ben Greenstein, Mike Wimbrow, Deborah Estrin
Lightweight Temporal Compression of Microclimate Datasets. 29th Annual IEEE International Conference on Local Computer Networks
2004
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Lewis Girod, Thanos Stathopoulos, Nithya Ramanathan, Jeremy Elson, Deborah Estrin, Eric Osterweil, Tom Schoellhammer
System for Simulation, Emulation, and Deployment of Heterogeneous Sensor Networks. ACM SenSys
2004
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