Cybersecurity Lecture Series - Bharat Srinivasan

Time: 
Friday, March 31, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Klaus Advanced Computing Building, KACB #1116W, 266 Ferst Dr., Atlanta, GA

Meet academic and industry leaders for intimate discussions about new cyber threats, trends and technologies.

The Cybersecurity Lecture Series is a free, open-to-the-public lecture from a thought leader who is advancing the field of information security and privacy. Invited speakers include executives and researchers from private companies, government agencies, start-up incubators as well as Georgia Tech faculty and students presenting their research.

Held weekly each Friday at Noon through Apr. 21, lectures are open to all -- students, faculty, industry, government, or simply the curious. Graduate students may register for credit under seminar course CS-8001-INF.

Complimentary lunch provided for registered guests. Please bring your own beverage.

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Featuring Bharat Srinivasan on March 31, 2017

"Exposing Cross-Channel Abuse in Converged Communications Infrastructure with Text-Messaging Scams"

ABSTRACT  |  Recent convergence of the Internet with the telecommunications infrastructure offers malicious actors the ability to craft cross-channel attacks that leverage both telephony and Internet resources. In this talk, we first the introduce the notion of cross-channel abuse and explain why it’s an emerging tactic used by fraudsters. We then present a longitudinal study of the support infrastructure aiding cross-channel text-messaging abuse which reveals interesting insights on domain and IP infrastructure used in text messaging scams, spam and phishing attacks. We conclude with a brief overview of other cross-channel abuse cases such as technical support scams.

BIO  |   Bharat Srinivasan is a final-year Ph.D. student with the School of Computer Science at Georgia Tech. His Ph.D. thesis focuses on identifying and addressing emerging threats in the security of converged communications and critical infrastructure. He has previously worked with security teams at research labs, large corporations and startups including Microsoft Research, IBM Research, Pindrop, Twilio and Salesforce.com.

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