Shankar Karuppayah is a currently a Senior Lecturer at the National Advanced IPv6 Centre (NAv6), Universiti Sains Malaysia since 2016.
He obtained his B.Sc (HONS) Computer Science from Universiti Sains Malaysia in 2009 and his M.Sc. Software Systems Engineering from King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB) in 2011. In 2016, Shankar Karuppayah obtained his PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) from TU Darmstadt with his dissertation titled “Advanced Monitoring in P2P Botnets”.
PhD in Computer Science (Cyber Security), 2016
Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
MSc in Software Systems Engineering, 2011
RWTH Aachen, Germany & King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand
BSc in Computer Science (Networking), 2009
Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
This book presents current research in the area of advanced monitoring in P2P botnets, and uses a dual-perspective approach to discuss aspects of botnet monitoring in-depth. First, from the perspective of a defender, e.g. researchers, it introduces advanced approaches to successfully monitor botnets, taking the presence of current botnet anti-monitoring mechanisms into consideration. Then, adopting a botmaster perspective to anticipate the advances in future botnets, it introduces advanced measures to detect and prevent monitoring activities. All the proposed methods were evaluated either using real-world data or in a simulation scenario. In addition to providing readers with an in-depth understanding of P2P botnets, the book also analyzes the implications of the various design choices of recent botnets for effectively monitoring them. It serves as an excellent introduction to new researchers and provides a useful review for specialists in the field.
A USM short-term research grant to investigate methods to bootstrap real-life P2P botnets in an isolated testbed for further analysis.
A NAHRIM funded project to design, develop and deploy a water/soil/air quality environmental monitoring system.
A project named Collaborative Botnet Analysis and Detection within the Mission ABC (Analytics Based Cybersecurity) that is focused on research on botnets with a special emphasis on data analytics.
An international industry-funded project to carry out research on aspects of P2P botnet detection and countermeasures.
An EU funded-project to conduct a 5-day Hands-on Ethical Hacking Workshop for members of National Research Education Networks within AsiaConnect.
A USM short-term research grant to investigate the usage of graph-theoretic approaches to detect sensor nodes deployed within P2P botnets.
An EU funded-project to setup a distributed botnet monitoring mechanism as well as conduct capacity building for the NREN members.
A USM Bridging research grant to investigate the feasibility of setting up a smart environmental sensing with low-cost IoT sensors
An industry-funded project to automate some of their existing workflows using IoT devices alongside Big Data Analaysis.