Articles

J. Amann, R. Sommer Viable Protection of High-Performance Networks through Hardware/Software Co-Design Proc. ACM International Workshop on Security in Software Defined Networks & Network Function Virtualization, May 2017
R. Sommer, J. Amann, S. Hall Spicy: A Unified Deep Packet Inspection Framework for Safely Dissecting All Your Data Proc. Annual Computer Security Applications Conference, December 2016
M. Caselli, E. Zambon, J. Amann, R. Sommer, F. Kargl Specification Mining for Intrusion Detection in Networked Control Systems Proc. USENIX Security Symposium, August 2016
J. Amann, R. Sommer Exploring Tor’s Activity Through Long-term Passive TLS Traffic Measurement Proc. Passive and Active Measurement Conference, March 2016
M. Vallentin, V. Paxson, R. Sommer VAST: A Unified Platform for Interactive Network Forensics Proc. USENIX Conference on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI), March 2016
J. Amann, R. Sommer Providing Dynamic Control to Passive Network Security Monitoring Proc. Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses (RAID), 2015
O. Goga, P. Loiseau, R. Sommer, R. Teixeira, K. Gummadi On the Reliability of Profile Matching Across Large Online Social Networks Proc. ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, 2015
D. Hadžiosmanović, R. Sommer, E. Zambon, P. Hartel Through the Eye of the PLC: Semantic Security Monitoring for Industrial Processes Proc. Annual Computer Security Applications Conference, 2014
R. Sommer, M. Vallentin, L. De Carli, V. Paxson HILTI: An Abstract Execution Environment for Deep, Stateful Network Traffic Analysis Proc. ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference, 2014
L. De Carli, R. Sommer, S. Jha Beyond Pattern Matching: A Concurrency Model for Stateful Deep Packet Inspection Proc. ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, 2014
J. Amann, S. Hall, R. Sommer Count Me In: Viable Distributed Summary Statistics for Securing High-Speed Networks Proc. Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses (RAID), September 2014
B. Amann, R. Sommer, M. Vallentin, S. Hall No Attack Necessary: The Surprising Dynamics of SSL Trust Relationships Proc. Annual Computer Security Applications Conference, 2013
O. Goga, H. Lei, S. Parthasarathi, G. Friedland, R. Sommer, R. Teixeira Exploiting Innocuous Activity for Correlating Users Across Sites Proc. World Wide Web Conference (WWW), May 2013
D. Akhawe, B. Amann, M. Vallentin, R. Sommer Here’s My Cert, So Trust Me, Maybe? Understanding TLS Errors on the Web Proc. World Wide Web Conference (WWW), May 2013
B. Amann, R. Sommer, A. Sharma, S. Hall A Lone Wolf No More: Supporting Network Intrusion Detection with Real-Time Intelligence Proc. Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses (RAID), September 2012
N. Sarrar, G. Maier, B. Ager, R. Sommer, S. Uhlig Investigating IPv6 Traffic - What Happened at the World IPv6 Day? Proc. Passive and Active Measurement Conference, March 2012
G. Friedland, G. Maier, R. Sommer, N. Weaver Sherlock Holmes’s Evil Twin: On The Impact of Global Inference for Online Privacy Proc. New Security Paradigms Workshop, September 2011
G. Maier, A. Feldmann, V. Paxson, R. Sommer, M. Vallentin An Assessment of Overt Malicious Activity Manifest in Residential Networks Proc. Conference on Detection of Intrusions and Malware and Vulnerability Assessment, July 2011
G. Friedland, R. Sommer Cybercasing the Joint: On the Privacy Implications of Geo-Tagging Proc. USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Security, 2010 This work was also covered by the New York Times, ABC News, Toronto Star, New Scientist.
R. Sommer, V. Paxson Outside the Closed World: On Using Machine Learning For Network Intrusion Detection Proc. IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, 2010
P. Mittal, V. Paxson, R. Sommer, M. Winterrowd Securing Mediated Trace Access Using Black-box Permutation Analysis Proc. ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks, 2009
R. Sommer, V. Paxson, N. Weaver An Architecture for Exploiting Multi-Core Processors to Parallelize Network Intrusion Prevention Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, Wiley, 21(10), ISSN 1532-0626, 2009
N. Weaver, R. Sommer, V. Paxson Detecting Forged TCP Reset Packets Proc. Network & Distributed System Security Symposium, 2009
H. Dreger, A. Feldmann, V. Paxson, R. Sommer Predicting the Resource Consumption of Network Intrusion Detection Systems Proc. Symposium on Recent Advances in Intrusion Detection, 2008
G. Maier, R. Sommer, H. Dreger, A. Feldmann, V. Paxson, F. Schneider Enriching Network Security Analysis with Time Travel Proc. ACM SIGCOMM, 2008
M. Allman, C. Kreibich, V. Paxson, R. Sommer, N. Weaver Principles for Developing Comprehensive Network Visibility Proc. USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Security, 2008
M. Allman, C. Kreibich, V. Paxson, R. Sommer, N. Weaver The Strengths of Weaker Identities: Opportunistic Personas Proc. USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Security, 2007
N. Weaver, R. Sommer Stress Testing Cluster Bro Proc. DETER Community Workshop on Cyber Security Experimentation and Test, 2007
M. Vallentin, R. Sommer, J. Lee, C. Leres, V. Paxson, B. Tierney The NIDS Cluster: Scalable, Stateful Network Intrusion Detection on Commodity Hardware Proc. Symposium on Recent Advances in Intrusion Detection, 2007
V. Paxson, R. Sommer, N. Weaver An Architecture for Exploiting Multi-Core Processors to Parallelize Network Intrusion Prevention (Invited paper) Proc. IEEE Sarnoff Symposium, 2007
R. Pang, V. Paxson, R. Sommer, L. Peterson binpac: A yacc for Writing Application Protocol Parsers Proc. ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference, 2006
V. Paxson, K. Asanovic, S. Dharmapurikar, J. Lockwood, R. Pang, R. Sommer, N. Weaver Rethinking Hardware Support for Network Analysis and Intrusion Prevention Proc. USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Security, 2006
H. Dreger, A. Feldmann, M. Mai, V. Paxson, R. Sommer Dynamic Application-Layer Protocol Analysis for Network Intrusion Detection Proc. USENIX Security Symposium, 2006
R. Sommer, V. Paxson Exploiting Independent State For Network Intrusion Detection Proc. Annual Computer Security Applications Conference, 2005
S. Kornexl, V. Paxson, H. Dreger, A. Feldmann, R. Sommer Building a Time Machine for Efficient Recording and Retrieval of High-Volume Network Traffic Proc. ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference, 2005
H. Dreger, C. Kreibich, V. Paxson, R. Sommer Enhancing the Accuracy of Network-based Intrusion Detection with Host-based Context Proc. GI Conference on Detection of Intrusions and Malware & Vulnerability Assessment , 2005
C. Kreibich, R. Sommer Policy-controlled Event Management for Distributed Intrusion Detection Proc. International Workshop on Distributed Event-Based Systems, 2005
H. Dreger, A. Feldmann, V. Paxson, R. Sommer Operational Experiences with High-Volume Network Intrusion Detection Proc. ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, 2004
A. Rupp, H. Dreger, A. Feldmann, R. Sommer Packet Trace Manipulation Framework for Test Labs Proc. ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference, 2004
R. Sommer Bro: An Open Source Network Intrusion Detection System Proc. DFN-Arbeitstagung ber Kommunikationsnetze, 2003
R. Sommer, V. Paxson Enhancing Byte-Level Network Intrusion Detection Signatures with Context Proc. ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, 2003
R. Sommer, A. Feldmann NetFlow: Information Loss or Win? Proc. ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Workshop, 2002

Books

R. Sommer, D. Balzarotti, G. (Eds.) Recent Advances in Intrusion Detection (RAID) Springer, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ISBN 978-3-642-23643-3(6961), 2011
S. Jha, R. Sommer, C. (Eds.) Recent Advances in Intrusion Detection (RAID) Springer, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ISBN 978-3-642-15511-6(6307), 2010
B. Hämmerli, R. (Eds.) Detection of Intrusions and Malware, and Vulnerability Assessment (DIMVA) Springer, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ISBN 978-3-540-73613-4(4579), 2007

Invited Book Chapter

G. Friedland, A. Janin, H. Lei, J. Choi, R. Sommer Content-Based Privacy for Consumer-Produced Multimedia In: Multimedia Data Mining and Analytics Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-14997-4, 2015

Theses

R. Sommer Verfahren zum Clustering von Dokumenten University of Paderborn, Germany, 2001

Technical Reports

R. Sommer, A. Feldmann NetFlow: Information Loss or Win? Saarland University, Germany, 2002