You Can’t Defend What You Can’t Define – Sergey Bratus – PSW #816
Dr. Sergey Bratus joined DARPA in January 2018 and, after a brief sabbatical, again in March 2022. His research interests include computer security and intrusion analysis.
Bratus joins DARPA from Dartmouth College, where he has worked since 2002, initially as a post-doctoral research associate and most recently as a research associate professor in the computer science department. He has made significant technical contributions in the area of language-theoretic security, which aims to eliminate broad classes of input-driven exploitable vulnerabilities. Bratus began his professional career at BBN Technologies, where he worked on natural language processing.
Bratus holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in mathematics from Northeastern University. He has published over 100 technical papers, and his research has received several awards, most notably the 2012 Black Hat Pwnie award for Most Innovative Research. Bratus also earned best paper awards at the WOOT 2011, IJSSE 2010, and TRUST 2008 conferences.