Network Metadata: What's all the fuss about?

A discussion about network metadata and what it reveals
  • When Mar 03, 2016 (America/Los_Angeles / UTC-800)
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Edward Snowden’s NSA revelations made “metadata” a hot news topic as well as a political football. After a brief review of its origin and history, this talk will explain exactly what network metadata is; where it fits in the spectrum of network traffic analysis; why it remains useful even for encrypted traffic; and how you can use it to observe a rich range of system behaviors. Join us for a survey of this timely and interesting topic with Stanford netflow expert John Gerth (CS/EE) and Alex Keller (SoE).

Presenters: John Gerth & Alex Keller, Stanford

Level: Beginning