THREADS is an annual conference that focuses on pragmatic security research and new discoveries in network attack and defense. Held each year during NYU-Poly's Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW) in Brooklyn, NY, THREADS is organized by NYU-Poly Hackers in Residence Dan Guido and Dino Dai Zovi with the help of cyber security students at the university.
THREADS aims to present and discuss cutting edge, peer reviewed, industrial and academic research in computer and network security. THREADS focuses on developments and advances in attack techniques and attacker methodologies. We want to discuss what vulnerabilities exist and how attackers of today and tomorrow exploit those vulnerabilities.
In 2011, DARPA launched Cyber Fast Track and led a revolution in government-funded cybersecurity research. For the first time, individual hackers could pitch their own great ideas and, if selected, receive government funding for their projects immediately. For 18 months, DARPA came to agreements with over 100 commercial firms to fund cutting-edge advancements in information security that have now made their way into open-source and commercial products. This year’s THREADS conference highlights some of the best tools, products and research to come out of the Cyber Fast Track program and gives you the opportunity to hear from the researchers themselves.
|Nasir Memon, NYU-Poly||Opening Remarks [video]|
|Dan Guido, NYU-Poly||Executive Overview: NYU-Poly & Mobile Security [video] [slides]|
|Dino Dai Zovi, NYU-Poly||iOS Jailbreak Analysis [video] [slides]|
|Mike Arpaia, iSEC Partners||Mobile Exploit Intelligence Project [video] [slides]|
|Collin Mulliner, NEU||Probing Mobile Operator Networks [video] [slides]|
|Vincenzo Iozzo, Trail of Bits||A Tale of Mobile Threats [video] [slides]|
|Chris Rohlf, Leaf SR||Analysis of the Google Native Client Sandbox [paper] [slides]|
|Jon Oberheide, DUO Security||Mobile Vulnerability Assessment: There's an App for That [website] [blog]|
We would like to thank Evan Jensen at NYU-Poly for his assistance organizing THREADS 2012.