Nick Nikiforakis
Nick Nikiforakis
Associate Professor

Department of Computer Science
Room 361
Stony Brook, NY 11794-2424

(631) 632-2464
nick.nikiforakis [at]
Web security and privacy, Software security, and Intrusion Detection.

Nick Nikiforakis ​is affiliated with the National Security Institute. He received his PhD in Computer Science from KU Leuven in Belgium. He received his MSc, in Parallel and Distributed Systems and BSc in Computer Science from the University of Crete, Greece.


My students and I work on all sorts of practical, hands-on security and privacy. The topics that I have been the most active in are:

  • Analysis of online ecosystems
  • Understanding domain squatting and DNS abuse
  • Honeypot deployment
  • Measurement and countermeasures against unwanted tracking
  • Assessment of the security of remote servers using mostly passive techniques
  • Client-side defense mechanisms against phishing and web application attacks
Distinguished paper award at NDSS 2017, Best paper award at ISC 2014. Funded by: NSF CNS-1527086, NSF CNS-1617902, NSF CNS-1617593, NSF CNS-1735396, ONR N00014-16-1-2264, and ONR N00014-17-1-2541.
Teaching Summary
CSE 508, CSE 509, CSE 361