Zakir Durumeric

Assistant Professor

Stanford Computer Science

zakir@cs.stanford.edu

(650) 724-6279

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I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, where my research broadly focuses on security, networking, and Internet measurement. I am particularly interested in building systems to collect Internet data and using that data to better understand and improve user security and privacy as well as curb online abuse. I'm also co-founder and Chief Scientist of Censys.

Students and Teaching

I lead the Stanford Empirical Security Research Group where I work with several students and postdoctoral scholars: Liz Izhikevich, Gerry Wan, Kimberly Ruth, Deepak Kumar, and Hans Hanley.

I regularly teach CS155 Computer and Network Security (2019-2021), CS356 Topics in Systems and Network Security (2018-2021), and CS249i The Modern Internet (2021).

Select Publications

SoK: Hate, Harassment, and the Changing Landscape of Online Abuse
  • Kurt Thomas, Devdatta Akhawe, Michael Bailey, Elie Bursztein, Dan Boneh, Sunny Consolvo, Nicki Dell, Zakir Durumeric, Patrick Gage Kelley, Deepak Kumar, Damon McCoy, Sarah Meiklejohn, Thomas Ristenpart, and Gianluca Stringhini
  • IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy ("Oakland"), May 2021
Let's Encrypt: An Automated Certificate Authority to Encrypt the Entire Web
  • Josh Aas, Richard Barnes, Benton Case, Zakir Durumeric, Peter Eckersley, Alan Flores-Lopez,
  • J. Alex Halderman, Jacob Hoffman-Andrews, James Kasten, Eric Rescorla, Seth Schoen, Brad Warren
  • ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), November 2019
Understanding the Mirai Botnet
  • Manos Antonakakis, Tim April, Michael Bailey, Matt Bernhard, Elie Bursztein, Jaime Cochran
  • Zakir Durumeric, J. Alex Halderman, Luca Invernizzi, Michalis Kallitsis, Deepak Kumar, Chaz Lever,
  • Zane Ma, Joshua Mason, Damian Menscher, Chad Seaman, Nick Sullivan, Kurt Thomas, Yi Zhou
  • USENIX Security Symposium, August 2017
Neither Snow Nor Rain Nor MITM... An Empirical Analysis of Email Delivery Security
  • Zakir Durumeric, David Adrian, Ariana Mirian, James Kasten, Kurt Thomas, Vijay Eranti,
  • Nicholas Lidzborski, Elie Bursztein, Michael Bailey, and J. Alex Halderman
  • ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC), October 2015
  • IETF Applied Networking Research Prize (ANRP)
Imperfect Forward Secrecy: How Diffie-Hellman Fails in Practice
  • David Adrian, Karthikeyan Bhargavan, Zakir Durumeric, Pierrick Gaudry, Matthew Green,
  • J. Alex Halderman, Nadia Heninger, Drew Springall, Emmanuel Thomé, Luke Valenta,
  • Benjamin VanderSloot, Eric Wustrow, Santiago Zanella-Beguelin, and Paul Zimmermann
  • ACM Computer and Communications Security (CCS), October 2015
  • Best Paper Award
The Matter of Heartbleed
  • Zakir Durumeric, Frank Li, James Kasten, Johanna Amann, Jethro Beekman, Mathias Payer,
  • Nicolas Weaver, David Adrian, Vern Paxson, Michael Bailey, and J. Alex Halderman
  • ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC), November 2014
  • Best Paper Award
ZMap: Fast Internet-Wide Scanning and its Security Applications
  • Zakir Durumeric, Eric Wustrow, and J. Alex Halderman
  • USENIX Security Symposium, August 2013
Mining Your Ps and Qs: Detection of Widespread Weak Keys in Network Devices
  • Nadia Heninger, Zakir Durumeric, Eric Wustrow, and J. Alex Halderman
  • USENIX Security Symposium, August 2012
  • Best Paper Award