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Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS)

Elliott Peterson - FBI

"Mirai - DDoS and the Criminal Ecosystem"

Apr 08, 2020

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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 the Speaker

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.

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