Events

Security and Fairness in Biometric Recognition:  Challenges and Opportunities

Categories: Seminar Series

2-3pm. April 22, 2024 WWH 236. Performance of biometric recognition technology is a key aspect to mitigate security risks while not sacrificing the user’s experience. While algorithm testing has demonstrated the great strides in biometric performance, certification of biometric performance based on full system evaluation including the user interface and presentation attack detection is also needed. Furthermore, […]

Toward Trustworthy Smart Environments: Detecting Hidden Webcams using Cyber-Physical Correlations

Categories: Seminar Series

11:00 April 22 2024, WWH 335 Security and privacy are critical for building reliable and trustworthy smart environments. This talk discusses my recent work in building secure smart spaces with a focus on privacy. Specifically, small, low-cost, wireless cameras are becoming increasingly commonplace making surreptitious observation of people more difficult to detect. Previous work in detecting […]

Software-defined infrastructures

Categories: Seminar Series

April 12 11:30-12:30 WWH 335. Software-defined infrastructures (Cloud, Edge, and IoT) have opened new opportunities to enhance flexibility and reduce computer network management burdens. This talk covers some of my research group’s investigations on the design, prototyping, and performance analysis of software-defined service management architectures built to achieve programmability of edge computing mechanisms for several […]

Risk and Resilience: Promoting Adolescent Online Safety and Privacy through Human-Centered Computing

Categories: Seminar Series

April 3. 2024 3:00-4:00 pm. WWH 335. Dr. Wisniewski’s research expertise is situated at the juxtaposition of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Social Computing, Privacy, and Online Safety. She views privacy as a social mechanism that helps people regulate their interpersonal boundaries with others in a way that facilitates more meaningful connections and safer online interactions with […]

IoTility: A Programming Model for the Internet of Things

Categories: Seminar Series

March 27 10:30-11:30 WWH 335. While we all share the excitements of great IoT visions and impressive IoT scenarios and possibilities, we do not yet have a clear pathway to realizing this vision systematically and on a broad and large scale. In fact, it can be argued that the focus on vision and abstracting away […]

A Step Toward Trustworthy Binary Verification

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Nov 30, 2023, 11:30-12:30 WWH 335 Many production software systems are available only in binary form. This is due to severalreasons including intellectual property and proprietary issues, outdated and decaying buildprocesses and environments, and third-party libraries and tools that are no longer available orbackwards compatible. Security vulnerability analysis of such software is still a necessary […]

The Front Lines of DFIR

Categories: Seminar Series

Nov 9th 11:30-12:30 WWH 335 Global politics shift, and cyber attackers evolve, pushing the DFIR industry to its limits. We’ll examine the impact of geopolitical changes on cyber threats and the urgent need for the continued evolution of DFIR tools and investigative techniques. This talk will present the influence of global dynamics on attack strategies, […]

What we learned about ‘Who Falls for SMiSh?” U.S. Demographic Vulnerabilities to SMiShing

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Oct 26th 11:30-12:30 WWH 335 As adoption of mobile phones has skyrocketed, so have scams involving them. The text method is called “SMiShing,” (aka “SMShing”, or “smishing”) in which a fraudster sends a phishing link via Short Message Service (SMS) text to a phone. However, no data exists onwho is most vulnerable to SMiShing. Prior […]

Extracting Actionable Cyber Threat Intelligence with Large Language Models

Categories: Seminar Series

Oct 5th 11:30-12:30 WWH 335 Actionable cyber threat intelligence is vital for effective defense. In practice, indicators of compromises (IP addresses or domains) are used to alert potential malicious activities. However, such alerts lack important context for defenders to take effective actions. For example, given an alert concerning an IP address, a defender wants to […]

A Realistic Testbed for Replicating Large-scale Botnet DDoS Attacks

Categories: Seminar Series

Thursday Sep 21 11:30-12:30 WWH 335 DDoSim, a simulation testbed for mimicking real-world, large-scale botnet DDoS attacks, is presented. DDoSim offers various capabilities, including running user-specified software, testing botnet recruitment exploits, and measuring the severity of resulting DDoS attacks. DDoSim leverages the integration of Docker and NS-3 to load Docker containers with actual binaries and […]