The 1st Security Workshop for DNS and Network Appliances

The DNSSEC Simulator project will hold the 1st Security Workshop for DNS and Network Appliances. The Internet is widely deployed, and cyber attacks which aim to interrupt important services or steal important information on the Internet. The typical and host attack to interrupt services is UDP reflection, and the attacks to steal important information / data is APT (Advanced Persistent Threat). The last goal of attackers is APT attack, however, they will start from scanning and interrupting the services in a network. When they find a target to attack by scanning and interrupting, they will start APT attacks to the target.

In order to protect important services and data from such kinds of attacks, it is important to keep security for DNS and several traditional UDP protocols. The goals of this workshop are developing the method for (1) finding attacker’ scanning and (2) protecting important services and data from the attacks.

DNS and several UDP protocols are important targets for this workshop, because DNS is one of the most important infrastructure in the Internet and several traditional UDP protocols are easy to use for UDP reflection. Especially, network appliances such as sensor nodes, broadband routers, and home electric appliances are very important targets, because they have build-in network stack inside. If the appliances have security vulnerabilities inside the stack, it is quite easy for attackers to perform large-scale UDP reflection attacks.

The workshop aims to survey and develop the methods for the security. The workshop is held as a closed workshop, so participants are invitation members only. If you are interested in the workshop, contact to info _at_

  • Date of the workshop
    • From Aug. 31st to Sep. 2nd, 2014
  • Attendees
    • Yuji Sekiya (The University of Tokyo)
    • Tomohiro Ishihara (The University of Tokyo)
    • Hajime Tazaki (The University of Tokyo)
    • Keiichi Shima (IIJ Innovation Institute)
    • Masatoshi Enomoto (Control System Security Center)
  • Schedule
    • Aug 31st
      • 15:00 – 15:30 : Arrivals and introduction
      • 15:30 – 18:00 : Session 1 (Discussion for the goals of this 1st workshop)
    • Sep 1st
      • 9:00 – 9:30 : Arrivals
      • 9:30 – 12:00 : Session 2 (Survey of current attacks)
      • 12:00 – 13:30 : Lunch
      • 13:30 – 15:30 : Session 3 (Evaluation of the current attacks)
      • 15:30 – 16:00 : Break
      • 16:00 – 18:00 : Session 4 (Discussion for the methods of defence)
    • Sep 2nd
      • 9:00 – 9:30 : Arrivals
      • 9:30 – 12:00 : Session 5 (Discussion for the implementation of the defence)
      • 12:00 – 13:30 : Lunch
      • 13:30 – 16:00 : Session 6 (Wrap up and documentation of the 1st workshop)