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Name : V. Anil Kumar

Age & Date of Birth : 36 Years, 29-02-1972

Address for communication : Scientist

C-MMACS


NAL Belur Campus

Bangalore, 560037, India.

Telephone : +91 80 25051910 (Off.), +91 80 25265198 (Res.)

E-mail address : anil@cmmacs.ernet.in

Languages known : English, Malayalam, German
Academic background
Course/Year University Subjects Division % of Marks
M. Sc. (Electronics) Cochin University of Electronics First Class 80.04

1994 Science & Technology AI With

Robotics Distinction

B. Sc. (Physics) University of Physics First Class 81.20

1992 Calicut Mathematics

Chemistry

Pre-degree University of Physics First Class 62.55

1989 Calicut Mathematics

Chemistry

SSC(10th) Board of public General First Class 63.08

1987 Examination, Kerala Subjects

Awards/Honours

DAAD Fellowship awarded by German Academic Exchange Service, Germany



Employment Details



(Period –I)
Organisation : CSIR Centre for Mathematical Modelling and

Computer Simulation (C-MMACS), NAL Belur

Campus, Bangalore – 37, India

Designation : Scientist

Duration : April 2004 – present

Major activities : (a) Research in security issues of computer networks

(b) Chief Investigator of a sponsored research project

on analysis, detection and mitigation of a new class of DoS attacks

(c) System and Network administration of high

performance computing and networking resources



(Period-II)
Organisation : Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication

Systems (FOKUS), Berlin, Germany

Designation : DAAD Fellow (on deputation from Govt of India)

Duration : October 2002 – March 2004

Major Activities : (a) Security analysis of communication protocol

(b) Studies on Network Intrusion Detection System



(Period-III)
Organisation : CSIR Centre for Mathematical Modelling and

Computer Simulation (C-MMACS), NAL Belur

Campus, Bangalore – 37, India

Designation : Scientist

Duration : May 1996 – May 2002

Major activities : (a) System and Network administration of high

performance computing and networking resources (b) Implementation and deployment of system

network and security solutions


Research interests





  1. Network Security and Intrusion Detection Systems in inter-networked environment

  2. Denial-of-Service attack analysis, detection and mitigation

  3. Internet traffic engineering: measurement and performance analysis

  4. Cryptography



Highlights of Professional Experience and Core Skills


  • Leading a medium-sized team engaged in design and implementation of network security solutions, Network administration, UNIX and Linux system administration, DoS attack analysis and detection.




  • Network management and day-to-day administration of heterogeneous high-speed campus-wide computer network. Installation and configuration of Internet routers, firewall (IPtable), proxy, Intrusion detection system (snort and N@G), virus cum spam control system (IMSS).




  • Security analysis of Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), vulnerability and attack identification, attack simulation and impact quantification using network simulator (ns2).




  • Administrative level experience in a number of operating systems like, Linux, SGI IRIX, SUN Solaris, IBM AIX, HP-UX, FreeBSD, MS Windows etc. Setting up of network services like DNS, NIS, NFS, E-mail, WWW, ftp etc.




  • Identified, for the first time, a new class of flooding Denial-of-Service attacks, and proposed detection and mitigation solutions.




  • Attack real implementation in Linux kernel and its impact quantification in widely used commercial and public domain Operating Systems like Linux, SUN SOLARIS, SGI IRIX, HP-UX, MS Windows, FreeBSD etc.




  • Design, implementation and performance evaluation of IDS and IPS modules for attack detection and mitigation, and their performance evaluation.




  • Setting up of network test-bed for Internet emulation by configuring router buffer capacity, router queue management scheme, link speed, packet drop and reordering rate etc., using tools like Dummynet, NISTnet, IPtable, Linux traffic controller (tc) etc.



  • Linux kernel (2.4 and 2.6) modification, recompilation and debugging




  • Network traffic (packet) capturing and analysis for identification of abnormal network incidents and attacks.




  • Chief-Investigator of a research project on “Analysis and Detection of a New Class of Denial-of-Service Attacks on the Internet”, sponsored by Ministry of Information Technology, Government of India.




  • Published 13 research papers in journals and international conference proceedings.




  • Delivered a number of technical presentations in international conferences (including vulnerability revelation conference). The most recent talks include presentation at CanSecWest 2007, Canada, presentation at University of British Colombia, Vancouver, Canada, and an invited talk at SANOG-9, Colombo.




  • In-depth understanding of TCP and IP protocol suite, IP technology, QoS, VoIP, router level per packet based Access Control List (ACL), VLAN, switched Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, and Gigabit Ethernet etc.

Hands on experience on computer & communication systems


Hardware platforms : 24 CPU SGI Altix, 32 CPU SGI Origin3400, 4 CPU

SGI Origin200 IBM H70 Server, Convex C3820,

SGI Octane, HP c8000, Indy, SUN Blade 2500, Intel

based PCs and servers, CISCO and Dlink

routers and switches
Operating Systems : Linux, FreeBSD, SGI IRIX 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, IBM

AIX, SUN SOLARIS 2.5, 2.6, 7,9 MS Windows NT, 2000 and XP


Communication Protocol : TCP/IP
Network Technology : Ethernet, Fast-Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, FDDI
Network Tools : Dummynet Emulator, Network Simulator, Nistnet

Network Emulator, NAM, tcpdump and tcptrace, traffic controller (tc), Iptables, snort


Programming Languages : C, Linux Kernel debugging, UNIX Shell and Tcl
Papers published in Journals and Conference Proceedings


  1. G K Patra, V Anil Kumar, R P Thangavelu, Secure Chaotic Synchronizatin using Negative Feedback of Super-positioned Signals, LNCS, vol. 4812, pp. 193-207, Springer-Verlag, Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Information System Securities (ICISS-2007), New Delhi, 16-20, December 2007.

  2. S. Sivapoornam, V Anil Kumar, G K Patra, N Ch S N Iyengar, Analysis and Detection of Reflector based Distributed Denial of Service Attacks, Proceedings of International Conference on Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems (ICSCIS-07), Jabalpur, December 27-29, 2007.

  3. G K Patra, V Anil Kumar, R P Thangavelu, A New Concept of Key Agreement using Chaos-synchronization based Parameter Estimation, LNCS, vol. 4812, pp. 263-266, Springer-Verlag, Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Information System Securities (ICISS-2007), New Delhi, 16-20, December 2007.

  4. G K Patra, V Anil Kumar, R P Thangavelu, Analysis of Synchronization based Parameter Estimation Attack on Switched Bi-directional Chaotic Key Stream Generator, in the proceedings of International Conference on Information Processing, Bangalore, pp. 298-307, August 2007.

  5. V Anil Kumar, G K Patra, R P Thangavelu, A Sahu, P S Jayalekshmy, Transport Layer Protocol Exploitation Attempts for DoS/DDoS Attacks: Journal of Computer Science, Karpagam publications, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp 272-280, Jan-Feb 2007.

  6. V Anil Kumar and Dorgham Sisalem, TCP based Denial-of-Service Attacks to Edge Network: Analysis and Detection, LNCS, Vol. 3356, pp 214-223, Springer-Verlag.

  7. V Anil Kumar and Dorgahm Sisalem, Analysis and Detection of Denial-of-Service Scenario generated by TCP Receivers to Edge-network, in proceedings of 12th International Conference on Advanced Computing and Communication, ADCOM-2004.

  8. V Anil Kumar, Sophistication in distributed denial-of-service attacks on the Internet, Current Science, 2004, Vol. 87, No.7, pp 885-888.

  9. G K Patra, T R Ramamohanan, V Anil Kumar, R P Thangavelu, Improvement in Security Level of First Generation Chaotic Communication System by Mutual Synchronization, IEEE press as the proceedings of the14th International Conference on Advanced Computing and Communication, ADCOM-2006.

  10. V Anil Kumar, G K Patra, R P Thangavelu and P S Jayalekshmi, An Overview of TCP Related Denial-of-Service Attacks and Associated Challenges, National workshop on towards securing end-systems in the networked world challenges and possible solutions, June 2006, Hyderabad, India.

  11. G K Patra, Tahir Ali, V Anil Kumar, R P Thangavelu “Multiparty Secure Key Exchange Algorithm Using Neural Cryptography”, In Proceedings of National Workshop on Cryptography, September 2004.

  12. V Anil Kumar, R.P. Thangavelu and G.K. Patra, “Secure and Active Hop-count Mapping for early Detection of IP Spoofed Denial-of-Service Attacks”, in Proceedings of National Conference on Hardware and Software Solutions for Secure Networks, Hyderabad, 23-24 January, 2004.

  13. Malay Mukul, Debjani Roy, Shibasis Satpathy, and V Anil Kumar, “Bootstrapped spatial statistics: a more robust approach to the analysis of finite strain data”, Journal of Structural Geology 26 (2004) 595-600.


Major Research Projects
Title of the Project: Analysis and Detection of a New Class of Denial-of-Service

Attacks on the Internet

Role : Chief Investigator

Duration : 2 years

Budget : Rs 2850000 (~ 65000 US$)

Team Size : 5


Invited talks/Presentations/Seminars delivered


  1. Low-rate Denial-of-Service Attacks, CanSecWest-2007, the applied security conference, 18-20 April 2007 Vancouver, Canada (Invited Talk)

  2. On Detecting ACK Spoofing Attacks, Department of Electrical and computer Engineering, University of British Colombia, 20, April 2007, Vancouver, Canada

  3. TCP Related DoS Attacks and Associated Challenges, National Conference on Cyber Security, 8-10 March, 2007, Bangalore, India (Invited Talk)

  4. Sophistication in Denial-of-Service Attacks: Conventional Brute Force vs. Low-rate Tactical Flooding, 9th South Asian Network Operational Group Conference, (SANOG-9), 23-24 January 2007, Colombo, Sri Lanka

  5. An Overview of TCP Related Denial-of-Service Attacks and Associated Challenges, National workshop on towards securing end-systems in the networked world challenges and possible solutions, June 2006, Hyderabad, India (Invited Talk)

  6. TCP based Denial-of-Service Attacks to Edge Network: Analysis and Detection, 7th International Conference on Information Technology, CIT-2004, Hyderabad, India

  7. Analysis and Detection of Denial-of-Service Scenario generated by TCP Receivers to Edge-network, 12th International conference on Advanced Computing and Communication, ADCOM-2004, Ahmedabad, India

  8. V Anil Kumar, Sonia Oberoi, Anna Peppler and Roswitha Paul-Walz, “Living and Learning in a Foreign Culture”, Asia pacific Week, Berlin Germany, Sep. 24, 2003

  9. “Network Intrusion Detection Systems, its need and capabilities in a packet switched environment”, 16th May 2001 at C-MMACS

  10. “An introduction to information security in networked society”, Brainstorming session on “Quantum information and cryptography” arranged by C-MMACS

  11. “Simple Network Management Protocol based Bandwidth Measurement system for Internet access link” at C-MMACS


International/National conferences attended


  1. CanSecWest 2007, the applied security conference, 18-20 April 2007, Vancouver, Canada

  2. South Asian Network Operation Group Conference (SANOG-9), 23-24 January 2007, Colombo, Sri Lanka

  3. National Conference on Cyber Security, 8-10 March, 2007, Bangalore, India

  4. 9th South Asian Network Operation Group Conference (SANOG-9), Colombo, Sri Lanka, 23-24 January 2007

  5. 7th International Conference on Information Technology, CIT 2004, Hyderabad, India, December 2004

  6. 12th International conference on “Advanced Computing and Communication” (ADCOM-2004), Ahmedabad, India, December 2004

  7. Asia pacific Week, Berlin Germany, September 24-29, 2003

  8. Workshop on “Self-Organizing Policy Handling for future Internet service Environment”, jointly organized by NTT-Data, Japan and Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany, Berlin, Germany, June 18, 2003.

  9. 8th International conference on “Advanced Computing and Communication” (ADCOM-2000), Cochin, India, December 2000


Student Theses Supervised


  1. Experimental Study on the Impact of Bursty Traffic on Edge-routers, M.Tech thesis submitted to National Institute of Technology, Karnataka




  1. A Simulation Study on the Effect of Bursty Traffic on the Internet Routers, M.Tech thesis submitted to Vellore Institute of Technology, Deemed University, Tamilnadu




  1. Simulation Study on Throughput Variation of TCP Flows under Different Queue Management scheme, ME thesis submitted to Noorul Islam College of Engineering, Anna University




  1. Behaviour Analysis of TCP Servers in Context of Malicious Acknowledgement Spoofing, ME thesis submitted to Vellore Institute of Technology, Deemed University, Tamilnadu




  1. A Simulation Study on TCP connection control for Bandwidth Management, ME thesis submitted to Visveswaraiyya Technological University, Karnataka.




  1. Unsolicited Packet Analyzer, MCA thesis submitted to DOEACC Centre, Calicut Univeristy, Kerala




  1. SoftNetTap: A Packet Capturing Tool for Network Monitoring, MCA thesis submitted to DOEACC Centre, Calicut Univeristy, Kerala



  1. A Simulation Study of the Impact of Congestion related Packet Loss on Modern TCPs, MCA thesis submitted to Tezpur University, Assam




  1. Analysis of Distributed Denial-of-Service attacks, BE thesis submitted to Visveswaraih, Technological University, Karnataka




  1. Design and implementation of Bandwidth control techniques for on-line control of bandwidth utilisation of Internet access link, MCA thesis submitted to Nagpur University.




  1. Estimation and Analysis of Bandwidth Utilisation of Internet access link, MCA thesis submitted to Perrier University, Tamilnadu




  1. Implementation of network manager using Simple Network Management Protocol, BE thesis submitted to Birla Institute of Technology (BITS), Pilani.




  1. GUI for Bandwidth Utilization of Internet Access Link, MCA thesis submitted to Kuvempu University




  1. Transport Layer Packet Transfer Visualization System, BE thesis submitted to Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology, VTU




  1. Neural Network based Rainfall Forecasting System from multi-modal inputs, BE thesis submitted to Bosco Institute of Technology


Professional certifications


  1. Brainbench certification on Networking Concepts

  2. Brainbench certification on TCP/IP Administration

  3. Brainbench certification on Unix Administration

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