A Tale of Two Tracks: Social Engineering Your Students and Detecting Bots with DNS

Abstract

High-speed connections and lots of personal computers make campus networks target-rich environments for malware and botnet recruitment. Without a policy enforcement tool to manage student connections, SUNY Albany has to rely on both user education and a creative use of DNS to reduce and detect compromised machines on our campus. This presentation will examine the social and technical approaches used to accomplish these goals.

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