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

16 Sep 2017

A bunch of us will be attending RAID in Atlanta, and we'll have two papers to present.

12 Sep 2017

Engin gave a talk on ransomware at the Healthcare Security Forum in downtown Boston.

05 Sep 2017

Engin was cited in an article about self-driving cars.


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.