Linos Giannopoulos on Building a DDoS mitigation pipeline using XDP

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We are very excited to announce that the 9th Athenian Papers We Love meetup will feature Linos Giannopoulos presenting on Building a DDoS mitigation pipeline using XDP, based on the paper XDP in practice: integrating XDP into our DDoS mitigation pipeline (https://netdevconf.org/2.1/papers/Gilberto_Bertin_XDP_in_practice.pdf), by Gilberto Bertin. [2018].

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• Linos Giannopoulos on Building a DDoS mitigation pipeline using XDP

XDP (eXpress Data Path) and eBPF in general is a relatively new technology added to the Linux kernel. It seems like the industry has picked up this technology and supported its growth these passed few years of its existence. For instance, Facebook has built and open-sourced its L4 Load Balancer (Katran) since March and Suricata (IDS) has built a packet filter based on XDP for faster packet processing.

During this talk, a brief introduction will be given to eBPF, and then to XDP and its capabilities. Moreover, we will explore how we can build a DDoS mitigation pipeline based on the paper of Gilberto Bertin: "XDP in practice: integrating XDP into our DDoS mitigation pipeline".

Bio

Linos Giannopoulos is working as a security engineer at the Greek Research and Technology Network (GRNET) for the past year. He has also worked for Riot Games as an Information Security Intern. Linos holds a MSc in Computer Science from the National and Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and his interests lie in following fields: Web Security, Network Security, Penetration Testing, Reverse Engineering and Programming Languages.

GitHub: @linosgian
Twitter: @coheNakatos

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Enter the building from the entrance next to the parking lot and climb to the second floor.

After the presentation we will open the floor to discussion and questions.