Bro Workshop Europe

The Decentralized Systems and Network Services Research Group hosted the first European Bro Workshop in September 2018.
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Note: Slides are available in the talk details of the program.



The workshop covered a wide range of topics concering the open source network security monitoring software Bro. Bro was developed in 1995 by Vern Paxson at Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory (LBL), USA. Since then, Bro has become an important project in network security monitoring and is the basis for various research around the world. It is used by universities, big IT companies and public agencies. Since 2010, the Bro project is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The program consisted of talks by the bro development team and external contributors from science and industry. The workshop aimed at bringing together the Bro user community in Europe for which traveling to the US-based events has often been difficult. It was supported by the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI). From a scientific standpoint, the workshop enabled professional exchange about technologies with a high practical relevance in IT security.

The workshop took place on

September 18th and 19th, 2018 in Seminarraum A und B of the Audimax (Bldg. 30.95, Campus Süd).

The workshop was a one-day event split in two half-days to allow easy traveling for participants in Europe. The workshop was fully booked.