Sridhar Venkatesan

I am currently a PhD candidate in Information Technology at George Mason University. I am advised by Dr. Massimiliano Albanese on Adaptive Cyber Defense strategies. My research focuses on developing moving target defense strategies to increase the attacker's effort to accurately predict a system's attack surface. I work as a Graduate Research Assistant at Center for Secure Information Systems and closely collaborate with Dr. Sushil Jajodia

Previously, I interned with Dr. Bimal K. Roy at Indian Statistical Institute and worked on Key Pre-Distribution in Wireless Sensor Networks using Combinatorial Designs. Also, I have had the opportunity to briefly work at Indian Statistical Institute, Chennai under Dr. C. Pandu Rangan on developing primitives for Code-Based Cryptography.

Prior to George Mason University, I received my Masters in Theoretical Computer Science from PSG College of Technology.

Research

List of my publications.

  • Sridhar Venkatesan, Massimiliano Albanese, George Cybenko, Sushil Jajodia. A Moving Target Defense Approach to Disrupting Stealthy Botnets. In proceedings of the 2016 ACM CCS Workshop on Moving Target Defense, Vienna, Austria, October 24-28, 2016.

  • Mason Wright, Sridhar Venkatesan, Massimiliano Albanese, Michael Wellman. Moving Target Defense against DDoS Attacks: An Empirical Game-Theoretic Analysis. In proceedings of the 2016 ACM CCS Workshop on Moving Target Defense, Vienna, Austria, October 24-28, 2016.

  • Sridhar Venkatesan, Massimiliano Albanese, Kareem Amin, Sushil Jajodia, Mason Wright. A Moving Target Defense Approach to Mitigate DDoS Attacks Against Proxy-Based Architectures. In proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security, Philadelphia, USA, October 17-19, 2016.

  • Luan Huy Pham, Massimiliano Albanese, Sridhar Venkatesan. A Quantitative Risk Assessment Framework for Adaptive Intrusion Detection in the Cloud. In proceedings of the 2016 IEEE CNS Workshop on Security and Privacy in the Cloud, Philadelphia, USA, October 17-19, 2016.

  • Sridhar Venkatesan, Massimiliano Albanese, Sushil Jajodia. Disrupting stealthy botnets through strategic placement of detectors. In proceedings of the 2015 IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security, Florence, Italy, September 28-30, 2015. (Best Paper Runner-Up Award)
  • Ermanno Battista, Mario Barbareschi, Nicola Mazzocca, and Sridhar Venkatesan. A Hardware Accelerator for Data Classification within the Sensing Infrastructure. Presented in the 1st International Workshop on Information Integration in Cyber Physical Systems, San Francisco, CA, USA, August 13-15, 2014.
  • Ermanno Battista, Mario Barbareschi, Antonino Mazzeo, and Sridhar Venkatesan. Advancing WSN Physical Security Adopting TPM-based Architectures. Presented in the 1st International Workshop on Information Integration in Cyber Physical Systems, San Francisco, CA, USA, August 13-15, 2014.
  • Preetha Mathew K, Sachin Vasant, Sridhar Venkatesan, C. Pandu Rangan. IND-CCA2 Secure Variant of the Niederreiter Cryptosystem in the Standard Model. In proceedings of the 17th Australasian Conference on Information Security and Privacy held in Wollongong, Australia, July 9-11, 2012.
  • Preetha Mathew K, Sachin Vasant, Sridhar Venkatesan , C. Pandu Rangan. A Code-based 1-out-of-N Oblivious Transfer Based on McEliece Assumptions. In proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Information Security Practice and Experience (ISPEC 2012) held in Hangzhou, China, April 9- 12, 2012.
  • V. Sridhar, R. Anitha. An Improved Scalable Key Predistribution Scheme for Distributed Wireless Sensor Network using Finite Projective Plane. In Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks, 15(2-4), pp. 183-200, 2012.
  • V. Sridhar, V. Raghavendar. Key Predistribution Scheme for Grid Based Wireless Sensor Networks using Quadruplex Polynomial Shares per Node. In proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technology, Ontario Canada, September 19 – 21, 2011.
  • Teaching

    I have worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the following courses.

    CS 455/555: Computer Communications and Networking

    INFS 612: Principles and Practices of Communication Networks

    CS 262: Introduction to Low-Level Programming

    Contact

    Research Hall, Suite 417

    Center for Secure Information Systems

    George Mason University

    Fairfax, VA 22030

    Email: svenkate at gmu dot edu