Jose Nazario

Security researcher

Dr. Jose Nazario is a noted security researcher specializing in wide area network attacks and cyber conflicts. Dr. Nazario currently works as the manager of security research at Arbor Networks, a large-scale network security solutions provider. In this capacity he has analyzed several significant cyberconflicts including the Russia-Georgia war of 2008 and the Estonia cyberattacks of 2007, the attacks on South Korean and US government and commercial sites in 2009, and many other global events. Additionally, he is a core member of the Conficker Working Group and works with others to address Internet-scale pathologies.

Dr. Nazario’s research interests include large-scale Internet trends such as reachability and topology measurement, Internet-scale events such as DDoS attacks, botnets and worms, source code analysis tools, and data mining. He earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Case Western Reserve University in 2002. Prior to joining Arbor Networks, he was an independent security consultant. Dr. Nazario regularly speaks at conferences worldwide, with past presentations at CanSecWest, PacSec, Blackhat, NANOG, FIRST, USENIX Security, and NATO events.