Malware analysis and detection; web security; social network security; reverse engineering; intrusion detection
Professor Kirda is director of the Information Assurance Program, a joint PhD offered by the Khoury College of Computer Sciences and the College of Engineering. Professor Kirda was previously awarded the inaugural Sy and Laurie Sternberg Interdisciplinary Chaired Professorship. Previously he was on the faculty of the Networking and Security Department at Institute Eurecom in France, and computer science faculty at Technical University of Vienna.
Professor Kirda’s research focuses on security issues with the potential to affect a large number of people. He is the co-founder and co-director of the International Secure Systems Lab, a collaborative effort of European and U.S. researchers focused on Web security, malware and vulnerability analysis, intrusion detection, and other computer security issues. The lab is well known in industry and academia for developing tools such as Anubis, which analyzes malware; FIRE (FInding RoguE Networks), which determines whether an Internet service provider has been hacked; and Pixy, which conducts vulnerability assessments for web pages.
- PhD, Technical University of Vienna, 2002
- M. Weissbacher, W. Robertson, E. Kirda, C. Kruegel, G. Vigna, ZigZag: Automatically Hardening Web Applications Against Client-side Validation Vulnerabilities, In USENIX Security Symposium, Washington DC, 2015
- C. Mulliner, W. Robertson, E. Kirda, Hidden GEMs: Automated Discovery of Access Control Vulnerabilities in Graphical User Interfaces, In IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (S&P), San Jose, CA, 2014
- S. Le Blonde, A. Uritesc, C. Gilbert, Z. Leong Chua, P. Saxena, E. Kirda, Look at Targeted Attacks through the Lense of an NGO, In USENIX Security Symposium, San Diego, CA, 2014
- K. Onarlioglu, C. Mulliner, W. Robertson, E. Kirda, PrivExec: Private Execution as an Operating System Service, In IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (S&P), San Francisco, CA, 2013
- L. Bilge, E. Kirda, C. Kruegel, M. Balduzzi, EXPOSURE: Finding Malicious Domains Using Passive DNS Analysis, In Network and Distributed Systems Security Symposium (NDSS) San Diego, CA, 2011
Mar 12, 2020
Northeastern researchers are at the forefront of cybersecurity research, protecting everything from the phone in your pocket to the city of the future.
Feb 15, 2017
CCIS/ECE Professor Engin Kirda assessed the cyber-security risks associated with self-driving cars.
Aug 13, 2014
ECE & Khoury College Associate Professor Engin Kirda is developing advanced malware detection software to analyze and protect against the growing number of targeted cyberattacks. When it comes to Internet attacks, hackers have traditionally taken a blanket approach, sending out malware to large, random groups of people and hoping that something would stick. But in […]
Aug 08, 2014
ECE & CCIS Associate Professor Engin Kirda & Assistant Professor Wil Robertson won a $500K NSF grant to build an analysis tool which automates, engineers, & summarizes closed source binary software
May 20, 2013
To stop cybercrime, you need to think like a criminal. That's what Northeastern is teaching information assurance students to do. – See more at: http://www.northeastern.edu/magazine/know-thine-enemy/#sthash.KID73xMR.dpuf
Aug 23, 2012
ECE & CCS Associate Professor Engin Kirda has developed a new software tool called PubCrawl to detect and contain malicious web crawlers without effecting normal browsing capacities. Source: News @ Northeastern
May 15, 2012
ECE & CCS Associate Professor Engin Kirda was selected as the inaugural Sy and Laurie Sternberg Interdisciplinary Associate Professor for Information Assurance for his work in cybersecurity. Source: News @ Northeastern Our rising dependence on networked systems makes it increasingly beneficial for hackers to exploit it, Engin Kirda said on Monday afternoon in a lecture entitled “Taming […]
Apr 04, 2012
27 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY13 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 21 different research projects.