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Implementing a Protocol Native Managed Cryptocurrency

Peter M. Mell, Aurelien M. Delaitre, Frederic J. de Vaulx, Philippe J. Dessauw
Previous work presented a theoretical model based on the implicit Bitcoin specification for how an entity might issue a cryptocurrency that mimics features of

Blockchain Technology Overview

Dylan J. Yaga, Peter M. Mell, Nik Roby, Karen Scarfone
Blockchains are tamper evident and tamper resistant digital ledgers implemented in a distributed fashion (i.e., without a central repository) and usually

Quantifying Information Exposure in Internet Routing

Peter M. Mell, Assane Gueye, Christopher A. Schanzle
Data sent over the Internet can be monitored and manipulated by intermediate entities in the data path from the source to the destination. For unencrypted

Linear Time Vertex Partitioning on Massive Graphs

Peter M. Mell, Richard Harang, Assane Gueye
The problem of optimally removing a set of vertices from a graph to minimize the size of the largest resultant component is known to be NP-complete. Prior work

On the Internet Connectivity in Africa

Assane Gueye, Peter M. Mell, Desire Banse, Faical Y. Congo
This study measures and documents growth of Internet connectivity in Africa from 2010 to 2014 with a focus on inter-country relationships. We evaluate both

Minimizing Attack Graph Data Structures

Peter M. Mell, Richard Harang
An attack graph is a data structure representing how an attacker can chain together multiple attacks to expand their influence within a network (often in an

Evasion-Resistant Network Scan Detection

Richard Harang, Peter M. Mell
Popular network scan detection algorithms operate through evaluating external sources for unusual connection patterns and traffic rates. Research has revealed

What's Special About Cloud Security?

Peter M. Mell
While cloud security concerns have consistently ranked as one of the top challenges to cloud adoption, it is not clear what security issues are special with