Mirai and the Current State of IoT Security

Speaker : Zakir Durumeric
Stanford University
Date: 26/06/2019
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Paris-Rennes Room (EIT Digital)


The Mirai botnet, composed primarily of embedded and IoT devices, took the Internet by storm in late 2016 when it overwhelmed and censored high-profile websites with the largest distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on public record. In this talk, I’ll present what actually happened based on a retrospective analysis by academic researchers, the companies attacked, and independent journalists, as well discuss the current state of IoT deployment in homes. I’ll cover how the botnet emerged, what classes of devices were affected, who the botnet attacked, and how variants evolved and competed for vulnerable hosts. I’ll also discuss the types of types of IoT devices we see deployed today and their security weaknesses that could lead to similar attacks in the future. I’ll conclude with a discussion of the implications for the Internet community including IoT manufacturers, network and site operators, and policy makers.

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