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

21 Apr 2016

DarkReading quoted Engin on steps to take for backing up data against ransomware attacks.

05 Apr 2016

Threatpost reported on our research on Firefox extension-reuse vulnerabilities.

16 Mar 2016

Fusion reported on ransomware, and quoted Engin.


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.