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

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.

21 Oct 2019

eFM South Korea interviewed Engin on the dark web and how criminals misuse Tor.

21 Oct 2019

Yahoo News quoted Engin on Northeastern defending its title in the 2nd Boston Cybersecurity Beanpot Challenge.


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.