Publications

"All of them claim to be the best": Multi-perspective study
of VPN users and VPN providers

Reethika Ramesh, A. Vyas, and R. Ensafi
To Appear In: USENIX Security Symposium 2023 (USENIX Security '23)

OpenVPN is Open to VPN Fingerprinting

D. Xue, Reethika Ramesh, A. Jain, M. Kallitsis, J. Halderman, J. Crandall, and R. Ensafi
In: USENIX Security Symposium 2022 (USENIX Security '22)
🏆 Distinguished paper award
🏆 Won First Prize 🏆 in the 2022 Internet Defense Prize

VPNalyzer: Systematic Investigation of the VPN Ecosystem

Reethika Ramesh, L. Evdokimov, D. Xue, and R. Ensafi
In: Network and Distributed System Security (NDSS) Symposium 2022
🏆 Won First Place at the CSAW '22 Applied Research Competition.

Throttling Twitter: An Emerging Censorship Technique in Russia

D. Xue, Reethika Ramesh, ValdikSS, L. Evdokimov, A. Viktorov, A. Jain, E. Wustrow, S. Basso, and R. Ensafi
In: ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC) 2021
(Recognized as the Highest Scoring Short Paper at IMC'21)

Decentralized Control: A Case Study of Russia

Reethika Ramesh, R. Sundara Raman, M. Bernhard, V. Ongkowijaya, L. Evdokimov, A. Edmundson, S. Sprecher, M. Ikram, and R. Ensafi
In: Network and Distributed Systems Security (NDSS) Symposium 2020, 23-26 February 2020, San Diego, CA, USA
🏆 Top 10 and Finalist at the CSAW '20 Applied Research Competition.

Measuring the Deployment of Network Censorship Filters at Global Scale

R. Sundara Raman, A. Stoll, J. Dalek, Reethika Ramesh, W. Scott, R.Ensafi
In: Network and Distributed Systems Security (NDSS) Symposium 2020, 23-26 February 2020, San Diego, CA, USA

Workshop Publications and Talks

Investigating the VPN Recommendation Ecosystem

Reethika Ramesh, A. Huremagic, C. Sharp, R. Ensafi
In: The 6th Workshop on Technology and Consumer Protection (ConPro '22)

Building the VPNalyzer System

Reethika Ramesh
Talk given at: Workshop on Learning from Authoritative Security Experiment Results (LASER) 2022, Colocated with NDSS'22


Awards

Nov 12, 2022
🏆 Our NDSS'22 VPNalyzer paper won First Place at the CSAW '22 Applied Research Competition

Aug 10, 2022
🏆 Our USENIX'22 paper won the First Prize in the 2022 Internet Defense Prize competition

Aug 10, 2022
🏆 Our paper on OpenVPN Fingerprinting won the USENIX'22 Distinguished Paper Award

Oct 24, 2022
ACM IMC 2022 student travel grant

Apr 23, 2021
Selected to participate in the CRA-WP Grad Cohort for Women 2021 organized by the Computing Research Association

Nov 6, 2020
🏆 My paper Decentralized Control: A Case Study of Russia was selected as a finalist and was among the Top 10 papers for the US-Canada region at the CSAW '20 Applied Research Competition

Aug 12, 2020
USENIX Security '20 student grant

Feb 24, 2020
Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS) 2020 travel grant

Jul 31, 2019
Citizen Lab Summer Institute 2019 travel grant

May 20, 2019
IEEE S&P student travel grant

May 18, 2019
IEEE GREPSEC Workshop travel grant