Version 1.7 a new dawn

Speaker: Zakir Durumeric


Zakir Durumeric is a Ph.D. Candidate in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan and the 2014 Google Ph.D. Fellow in Computer Security. His research focuses on network security, particularly how global network measurement can inform and improve the security of heterogeneous distributed systems. Zakir is widely known for creating ZMap, an Internet-wide network scanner capable of scanning the entire public IPv4 address space in minutes. His recent work includes studies on Internet-wide Scanning, the operational deployment of HTTPS and weaknesses in the CA certificate ecosystem, widespread weaknesses in cryptographic keys and protocols, and network mismanagement. Most recently, Zakir led a study on the Heartbleed vulnerability and its aftermath. He is the lead maintainer of the ZMap open source project and the Internet-Wide Scan Data Repository. He received his M.S. from the University of Michigan in 2013 and B.S. in computer science and mathematics from the University of Iowa in 2011.