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"Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning." -- Rich Cook

About Brandon

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    Master's Thesis
  • Shirley, Brandon Lyle, Covert Botnet Design and Defense Analysis, Utah State University, Department of Computer Science, December 2009. All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. Paper 500. [link] [pdf]

  • Brandon Shirley and Chad D. Mano. A Model for Covert Botnet Communication in a Private Subnet In NETWORKING 2008 Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks, Wireless Networks, Next Generation Internet (2008): 624-632. [pdf]
  • Brandon Shirley and Chad D. Mano. Sub-Botnet Coordination Using Tokens in a Switched Network In Proceedings of IEEE Globecom 2008 Computer and Communications Network Security Symposium, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 2008. [pdf] [poster 1] [poster 2] [poster 3]

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