Aanchal Malhotra


I am a PhD student at the Boston University and a member of BU security group. My advisor is Prof. Sharon Goldberg. My research interests are computer networks, network security with a focus on the security of core Internet protocols like TLS, BGP, DNS, NTP etc, and cryptography. I use tools from cryptography and the insights gained from network measurement and simulations to improve security and reliability of the core Internet protocols. 

I received MS in computer science with a specialization in cyber security in January, 2015 from the Boston University. I was co-advised by Profs. Sharon Goldberg and Leonid Reyzin.

Prior to joining the Boston University, I was a research intern at the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras working in provable security under the guidance of Prof. Chandrasekaran Pandu Rangan.

Recently, I participated in the Hebrew University Networking Summer at Hebrew University, Israel from June 1- June 20, 2015.  

I was a visiting research fellow at Cisco Systems, Knoxville working on a short-term project titled: "Tactical Evaluation of the Network Time Protocol" for the month of September, 2015. 

I was a research intern at the InfoSec group at Akamai Technologies, Cambridge.  My work here involved "Security Evaluation of Akamai's NTP infrastructure" with Brian Sniffen and Daniel Franke.

You can find my CV here.


Academic Publications

The Security of NTP's Datagram Protocol.

Aanchal Malhotra, Matthew V. Gundy, Mayank Varia, Haydn Kennedy, Jonathan Gardner, Sharon Goldberg
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Aanchal Malhotra, Sharon Goldberg
The associated CVEs are CVE-2015-7979 and  (Deja-Vu Attack) CVE-2015-7973.

Aanchal Malhotra, Isaac E. Cohen, Erik Brakke, Sharon Goldberg
In the proceedings of Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS), San Diego, California. 21-24 February, 2016.
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The associated CVEs are CVE-2015-7704, CVE-2015-7705, and CVE-2015-5300.

Practical IBE Secure under CBDH - Encrypting Without Pairing.                                                                                
S. Sree Vivek, S. Sharmila Deva Selvi, Aanchal Malhotra, C. Pandu Rangan 
In the Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Security and Cryptography, 251-258, 2015, Colmar, Alsace, France.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
RPKI vs ROVER: Comparing the Risks of BGP Security Solutions.                                                                              
Aanchal Malhotra, Sharon Goldberg                                                                                                                                           
Poster in the proceedings of ACM conference on SIGCOMM 2014 113-4. Full version                                                                                           
IETF Drafts

Message Authentication Codes for the Network time Protocol.
NTP Client Data Minimization.
                                                                                                                                                                          
Full List of Publications here    

Invited Talks

University of Connecticut Security Seminar (November 2016)
New England Networking and Systems Day (NENS) (October 2016)
Northeastern University Security Seminar (May 2016)
Stony Brook University (April 2016)
CSAIL-MIT Security Seminar (March 2016)
Charles River Crypto Day- MIT (Oct 2015)
                                                                                                                                                 

Contact Information

Aanchal Malhotra
Computer Science
111 Cummington Mall, MCS 135A
Boston, MA 02215.

Email: aanchal4 at bu dot edu
Phone: 857-234-6734


                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                                                                          



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