dr. A. Sperotto (Anna)

Associate Professor

About Me

I am an Associate Professor at the Design and Analysis of Communication Systems (DACS) group at the University of Twente.

My research interests are network monitoring, intrusion detection, network security, and network management.

For more info, visit my website at http://annasperotto.org/


Engineering & Materials Science
Denial-Of-Service Attack
Intrusion Detection
Business & Economics
Intrusion Detection System
World Wide Web


Sommese, R., Claffy, K. , van Rijswijk - Deij, R. M., Chattopadhyay, A., Dainotti, A. , Sperotto, A. , & Jonker, M. (2022). Investigating the impact of DDoS attacks on DNS infrastructure. In Proceedings of the 22nd ACM Internet Measurement Conference (pp. 51-64). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/3517745.3561458
van der Toorn, O. I. , van Rijswijk - Deij, R. M., Sommese, R. , Sperotto, A. , & Jonker, M. (2022). Saving Brian's privacy: the perils of privacy exposure through reverse DNS. In Proceedings of the 22nd ACM Internet Measurement Conference (pp. 1-13). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/3517745.3561424
Yazdani, R., Hilton, A. , van der Ham, J. , van Rijswijk - Deij, R. M., Deccio, C. , Sperotto, A. , & Jonker, M. (2022). Mirrors in the Sky: On the Potential of Clouds in DNS Reflection-based Denial-of-Service Attacks. In Proceedings of the 25th International Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses (pp. 263-275). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/3545948.3545959
van der Toorn, O. I. (2022). Proactive threat detection: A DNS based approach. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036554428
Yazdani, R. , Rijswijk-Deij, R. V. , Jonker, M. , & Sperotto, A. (2022). A matter of degree: characterizing the amplification power of open DNS resolvers. In O. Hohlfeld, G. Moura, & C. Pelsser (Eds.), International Conference on Passive and Active Network Measurement (pp. 293-318) https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-98785-5_13
Sommese, R., Akiwate, G. , Jonker, M., Moura, G., Davids, M. , van Rijswijk - Deij, R. M., Voelker, G. M., Savage, S., Claffy, K. , & Sperotto, A. (2021). Characterization of Anycast Adoption in the DNS Authoritative Infrastructure. In TMA Conference 2021: Proceedings of the 5th Network Traffic Measurement and Analysis Conference, Virtual, September 14-15, 2021 IFIP. https://dl.ifip.org/db/conf/tma/tma2021/tma2021-paper1.pdf
van der Toorn, O., Krupp, J. , Jonker, M. , van Rijswijk - Deij, R. M., Rossow, C. , & Sperotto, A. (2021). ANYway: Measuring the Amplification DDoS Potential of Domains. In 2021 17th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM) [9615596] (International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM); Vol. 2021). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.23919/CNSM52442.2021.9615596
Holz, R., Mellia, M., Bonaventure, O., Haddadi, H., Caesar, M., Gorinsky, S., Antichi, G., Camp, J., Claffy, K., Raman, B. , Sperotto, A., Vianna, A., & Uhlig, S. (2020). Update on ACM SIGCOMM CCR reviewing process: Towards a more open review process. Computer communication review, 50(3), 55-56. https://doi.org/10.1145/3411740.3411748
Yazdani, R., van der Toorn, O. , & Sperotto, A. (2020). A Case of Identity: Detection of Suspicious IDN Homograph Domains Using Active DNS Measurements. In 2020 IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy Workshops (EuroS & PW) (pp. 559-564). [9229740] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/EuroSPW51379.2020.00082

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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

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Courses Academic Year  2021/2022

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University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Zilverling (building no. 11), room 5098
Hallenweg 19
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Zilverling  5098
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7500 AE Enschede
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