Description: Macintosh HD:Users:Rad:Desktop:DSC_0357.JPGMohammad Rezaeirad (Rad)


Volgenau School of Engineering

George Mason University



About me

My name is Mohammad Rezaeirad. I'm a researcher and PhD student at Security Lab at George Mason University. I am working under supervision of Dr. Damon McCoy.


Email: mrezaeir [at] gmu [dot] edu.



Research Interests

I am interested and working in the fields of Cyber-Physical Security. More specifically, my focuses are: Cyber Threat Intelligence, Reverse Engineering (both Hardware and Software), Vulnerability Analysis and Ethical Hacking


The fundamental topics that I have worked on and, influenced my research interests are: System Security, Network Security, and Modern Cryptography.



RAT Protocol Study: This project aims to study the various RAT protocols, and ultimately proposes methods to track scanning/sinkholing operations and monitor the RAT operatorsÕ C&C and victims.

Evaluation of Packers and Obfuscators: (TBI)

RAT Operators Behavioral Study: This project aimed to shed a light on DarkComet RAT operators from the behavioral perspective. This includes, operator life cycle and motivation when engaged with a victim machine.

IVI Security Assessment and Analysis: In this project, we performed a comprehensive security analysis on an IVI system that is included in at least one 2015 model vehicle from a major automotive manufacturer. We documented and demonstrated insecurities in the MirrorLink protocol and IVI implementation that could potentially enable an attacker with control of a driverÕs smartphone to send malicious messages on the vehicleÕs internal network. This work was funded by General Motors and DHS.




To Catch a Ratter: Monitoring the Behavior of Amateur DarkComet RAT Operators in the Wild

B Farinholt, M Rezaeirad, P Pearce, H Dharamdasani, H Yin, S LeBlond, D McCoy, K Levchenko

IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy (Oakland 2017)


A Security Analysis of an In-Vehicle Infotainment and App Platform

S Mazloom, M Rezaeirad, A Hunter, D McCoy

10th USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies (WOOT 16), Austin, TX., August 2016


A novel clustering paradigm for key pre-distribution: Toward a better security in homogenous WSNs

M Rezaeirad, M Orooji, S Mazloom, D Perkins, M Bayoumi

Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC), 2013 IEEE, 308-316