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

16 Jan 2015

Some of us will be at ShmooCon in Washington D.C.

19 Nov 2014

Collin gave a talk at Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum in Bochum, Germany.

29 Sep 2014

We will give two talks at the Boston Application Security Conference in Boston, MA.


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.