Internet Wide Measurement Platform

Goal of the project

Summary of the research project

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) – Australia’s national science agency – is conducting a research project about measuring network performances of the Internet. Ultimately, this information will be useful in helping to improve the performance of the Internet. The collected data does not contain any personally identifiable information.

Research design and data collection

This research uses various scanning tools to make active Internet wide measurements. This includes a measurement SSL certificate validation, DNS resolution, or the monitoring of deployment of transport and network protocols. The collected data will not contain any personally identifiable information. Before carrying out such large-scale scans, we notify affected CERTs and abuse teams in advance. This is especially useful as some scanned parties have configured their IDS in such a way that their national CERT is always notified, too.

About us

  • Guillaume Jourjon, Senior Researcher at Data61, CSIRO, Australia
  • Dali Kaafar, Group Leader at Data61, CSIRO, Australia
  • Ralph Holz, Lecturer at University of Sydney


Usage disclaimer and privacy statement

The data collected through this research project will be used by the research team for statistical purposes in a de-identified form. It will be used in scientific publications and may also be used in designing better routing algorithms and content delivery networks for the internet.

If you have any questions about this project, please feel free to contact the project leader, Dr. Guillaume Jourjon, at

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Previous Publications

  • Spam Mobile Apps: Characteristics, Detection, and in the Wild Analysis.
    S. Seneviratne, A. Seneviratne, M. A. Kaafar, A. Mahanti, P. Mohapatra.
    Journal Paper: To appear in Proceedings of ACM Transactions on the Web (TWEB), 2017.
  • Characterizing Key Stakeholders in an Online Black-Hat Marketplace
    S. Farooqi, M. Ikram, E. De Cristofaro, A. Friedman, G. Jourjon, M. A. Kaafar, Z. Shafiq, F. Zaffar.
    Conference Paper: Symposium on Electronic Crime Research (eCrime 2017), April 2017