Censys was created in 2015 at the University of Michigan, by the security researchers who developed ZMap, the most widely used tool for Internet-wide scanning. Over the past five years, the team has performed thousands of Internet-wide scans, consisting of trillions of probes, and has played a central role in the discovery or analysis of some of the most significant Internet-scale vulnerabilities: FREAK, Logjam, DROWN, Heartbleed, and the Mirai botnet.
Today, Censys has become the gold standard in data-driven security, and has answered millions of questions from researchers, corporations, and government users. To better serve this growing demand, in the fall of 2017, Censys spun out of the university into its own company, offering enhanced services, technical support, and an even more complete and powerful view of the Internet.
We’ll go over how Censys uses Elasticsearch to power its product, serving 20+ TB indexes and performing millions of search queries.
David Adrian is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Michigan, where his research centers around computer security and cryptography. He is advised by Professor J. Alex Halderman. David is also a co-founder and principal engineer at Censys. David uses measurement-based approaches to answer computer security research questions, correct security problems, and identify new vulnerabilities. He helped discover the Logjam and DROWN attacks on TLS. He also maintains open-source scanners including ZMap and ZGrab. A long time ago, David interned at Google on the Chrome Security team and at Duo Security. David has also lectured for the undergraduate computer security course at Michigan.
Follow David on Twitter @davidcadrian.
Shawn will talk about what’s new in Elastic Stack 6.x, including the latest release of 6.3 with features like Rollups, SQL support for Elasticsearch, and opening of X-Pack.
Shawn Hooton is a Solutions Architect at Elastic based out of Columbus, Ohio. He has worked in IT for the length of his career in systems administration, development, architecture and pre-sales roles. Shawn had recently joined Elastic due to his passion for the stack and his experience with it in his proposed architectures. Before joining Elastic, he worked as a Solution Engineer at Hortonworks, a Field Engineer at Pivotal, and and Solution Architect at Oracle. Shawn went to the Ohio State university.