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Student Talk: Richard Preston

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 4:00am
Pipe jacking tunneling. Credit: Sabino Freitas Correa

Title: Breaking Down the Research Process: Showcasing an Advanced Threat Analytic for DNS Tunneling Student: Richard Preston, B.S./M.S. Date: Wednesday, May 1, 4:00-5:00 pm Location: Room 206, Anderson Hall, Science and Engineering Complex, 200 College Ave, Medford, MA 02155 Details: Interested in applied cybersecurity research? This talk will walk through a case study in using machine learning to detect malicious network activity. Included will be a crash course in DNS tunneling, a discussion of how cybersecurity problems are framed, a presentation of novel data synthesis and analysis techniques, and more. About the speaker: Richard Preston is a graduating B.S./M.S. student in the electrical and computer engineering program. He works part-time at The MITRE Corporation in Bedford as a network security engineer.