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

22 Feb 2020

We are honored that PortSwigger named our web cache deception paper the top web hacking technique of 2019!

25 Dec 2019

ZDNet, PortSwigger, CyWare Hacker News, Technology Decisions, and The Cyber Security Place have reported on our recent measurement study showing that web cache deception attacks remain a threat to Internet safety.

26 Nov 2019

NPR talked to Engin about potential USB attacks at airports.


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. In general, we are interested in all practical security problems.


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.