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

18 Aug 2016

Archer News just quoted Engin on ransomware for wearable systems.

11 Aug 2016

Bankinfosecurity reported on UNVEIL, our ransomware detection system.

11 Aug 2016

A bunch of us just attended USENIX Sec in Austin.


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.