The Northeastern University Systems Security Lab

We research tools and techniques for making the Internet a safer place.
And, we also hack around a little.

News and Press

01 Jun 2016

Wil and Andrea just attended IEEE S&P in San Jose.

23 May 2016

The Conversation featured an article by Amin on ransomware attacks.

21 Apr 2016

DarkReading quoted Engin on steps to take for backing up data against ransomware attacks.


Our lab has a focus on practical security research, and we are active in a number of areas spanning systems and network security. Some of our particular research interests include mobile security, web security, security applications of program analysis, botnets, and malware. For more information on specific projects, see our research overview.


We publish in a number of venues, including IEEE Security and Privacy (Oakland), ACM CCS, USENIX Security, and NDSS. For a full list of our publications, see our publications list.