Inflicting Denial-of-Service via Serverless Functions in the Cloud

Yao Liu

Event Details
Thursday, December 1, 2022
1:30–2:30 p.m.,

N/A, N/A

Yao Liu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, University of South Florida


This talk will introduce the Warmonger attack, which is a new attack vector that exploits the fact that all the users on a serverless computing platform share the same set of egress IP addresses. An attacker is able to inflict content servers to block these egress IPs and consequently cause all users on the same platform unable to access the content servers. The details will be given in the talk.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Yao Liu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of South Florida. Her research is related to computer and network security, with an emphasis on designing and implementing defense approaches that protect mobile, network and computer technologies from being undermined by adversaries. Her research interests also lie in the security applications for cyber-physical systems, Internet of Things, and machine learning. She received an NSF CAREER Award in 2016 and the ACM CCS Test-of-Time Award by ACM SIGSAC in 2019. She is a member of ACM and IEEE.