CERIAS Security Seminar: Mirai - DDoS and the Criminal Ecosystem

The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security
April 8, 2020
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
STEW G52 (Suite 050B), West Lafayette Campus


Elliott Peterson

Abstract: In late 2016, the Mirai Botnet launched the largest DDoSattacks ever recorded. Learn about the teams of researchers racing the stop theattacks, and the criminal groups who were competing to launch ever largerattacks. The presenter will discuss roles played by educational institutions aswell as the impact to the IoT landscape.

About: Elliott Peterson is a Special Agent assigned to the FBI'sAnchorage Field Office. A member of Anchorage's Computer Intrusion Squad, he isresponsible for investigating complex botnets, high dollar account takeoverfraud, and Distributed Denial of Service attacks. Prior to joining the FBI,Elliott worked in Higher Education and served as an officer in the UnitedStates Marine Corps. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science fromDickinson College and a Master's Degree in Crime Analysis from TiffinUniversity.

The weekly security seminar has been held every semester since spring of 1992. We invite personnel at Purdue and visitors from outside to present on topics of particular interest to them in the areas of computer and network security, computer crime investigation, information warfare, information ethics, public policy for computing and security, the computing "underground," and other related topics. More info

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