(For more recent news, see the home page...)
- Xinyuan Wang has accepted an offer to join the faculty of Information and Software Engineering at George Mason University in Fall 2004.
- We reported on our progress in the period February 01, 2004 -- April 30, 2004 to ARDA in May, 2004.
- Xinyuan Wang has been notified he is one of the 3 Grand Prize winners in the 2004 ACM Student Research Competition. He will receive his prize at the ACM Annual Awards Banquet June 5 in New York City. Congratulations, Xinyuan!
- In March 2004 we released the real-time wire-speed software for watermark embedding, timing perturbation, and watermark analysis. This software requires a kernel mod to Linux. Available on request to ARDA and IAIC personnel.
- Xinyuan Wang presented a paper on "The Loop Fallacy and Serialization in Tracing Intrusion Connections Through Stepping Stones" at the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing at Nicosia, Cyprus in March, 2004.
- We reported on the first four months' (October 1, 2003 -- January 31, 2004) progress to ARDA project monitors in February 2004.
- A web page linking all the ARDA IAIC projects, and a listserv for exchanging email among members of the "traceback" (attack attribution) group, have been created. Send mail to traceback-requests "at" hathi "dot" csc "dot" ncsu "dot" edu to be added to this list.
- We are a new node on the PlanetLab experimental network. This network may be of use to other participants in the IAIC program; we'll report our experience shortly.
- Our software implementation of the watermarking software, complete with GUI, is now available to members of the ARDA IAIC program, or other persons designated by Richard Brackney of ARDA. Contact the email address at the bottom of this web page.
- Xinyuan Wang won second place in the Graduate Division of the Student Research Competition at ACM SIGCSE, on March 5, 2004, in Norfolk Virginia. The Student Research Competition is an international competition held at 3 ACM conferences.
- Douglas Reeves participated in a meeting of the IAIC and the P2INGS ("Proactive And Predictive Information Assurance For Next Generation Systems") programs on November 18 and 19 in Nashville, Tennessee. The meeting was hosted by ARDA. The title of his presentation was "The FootFall Project".
- Xinyuan Wang presented a paper entitled "Robust Correlation of Encrypted Attack Traffic Through Stepping Stones by Manipulation of Interpacket Delays" at the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS 2003) on October 28, 2003 in Washington, DC.
- Douglas Reeves presented a paper entitled "Tracing Attackers Through the Internet" at the University of Louisville Speed Scientific School on October 10, 2003.
- The FootFall project, with funding from the Advanced Research and Development Agency of the U.S. Government, started October 1. This project is funded under the "Information Assurance For The US Intelligence Community" (IAIC) program of ARDA.