In this talk, I will present my research on investigating and assessing the state of user privacy in a rapidly changing Internet. I will first introduce my data-driven studies on understanding the operation and topologies of Anonymity Networks, and how we can leverage Internet-wide scans to detect vulnerabilities which harm users' privacy and leak confidential information.
Then, I will turn my attention on the mapping of network infrastructures that support the Web and are visited by Billions of Internet users every day. I will outline the evolution of the Web hosting ecosystem and the consolidation of traffic to a small number of enterprises that process data. I will also present my ongoing research on developing methods and tools to infer potentially sensitive websites, protected by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), at the Web-scale. Finally, I will present my findings regarding the new wave of privacy and security threats with the rapid adoption of Internet-of-Things (IoT) and conclude with future research directions.
About Srdjan Matic
Srdjan Matic is a postdoctoral researcher at TU Berlin, supported by the ERC grant ResolutioNet, working on networking, privacy, and security issues in the Internet and the Web. Previously, he was a postdoctoral researcher at University College London where he performed research on detection and mitigation of Internet of Things (IoT) botnets. Srdjan received his PhD from the Università degli Studi di Milano in 2017, and spent half of his PhD as a visiting student of the IMDEA Software Institute, under the supervision of Prof. Juan Caballero.
This event will be conducted in English
NETCOM Research Group (Telematics Engineering Department, UC3M); IMDEA Networks Institute