About Us

Web Tap was originally created by Kevin Borders as a research project at the University of Michigan. With the help of Dr. Atul Prakash, Kevin published the results of the Web Tap project at the ACM Computer and Communication Security conference in Fall 2004. Following publication, Kevin and Atul submitted a patent application based on Web Tap's unique detection algorithms. This website is part of an effort to transform the original Web Tap concept into practical security software that provides the best spyware, web tunnel, and insider leak detection available today.

The Authors

Kevin Borders is currently a Ph. D. student at the University of Michigan where he researches computer and network security. His research includes wireless device security, host-based file protection, high-performance policy evaluation, honeypot design, network attack payload analysis, virtual machine-based host-level spyware detection, and covert channel discovery. Kevin has also had internships at the Department of Defense and at Arbor Networks. He received a B.S.E. in computer engineering from the University of Michigan in May 2004 and completed his candidacy requirements for the Ph. D. program in May 2006.

E-mail: kborders@webtapsecurity.com

Dr. Atul Prakash is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at the university of Michigan. He received a B. Tech. from the Indian institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi in 1982 and M.S. and Ph. D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1989. His research interests include system security, groupware systems, and software engineering. He has published over 50 papers in these areas. Smithsonian-Computer World innovation Awards Program selected his project, the Upper Atmosphere Research Collaborator (UARC), for inclusion in the Smithsonian permanent archives. He is a member of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

E-mail: aprakash@webtapsecurity.com