•   When: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
  •   Speakers: Shouhuai Xu
  •   Location: Nguyen Engineering, Room 4201
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For decades, Computer and Information Security studies have been driven by core concepts such as Confidentiality, Integrity, and Authentication. What would be the core concepts that will drive the study of the emerging Science of Cyber Security? In this talk, I will present the novel concept/abstraction of Cybersecurity Dynamics, which we believe will formulate the ultimately-wanted foundation for the emerging Science of Cyber Security. Cybersecurity Dynamics is an extremely multidisciplinary approach to tackling some real-world problem of the highest importance. I will start with some Cyberseurity Dynamics models (with emphasis on high-level ideas) and discuss their usefulness. I will then present a conceptual generalization on Cybersecurity Dynamics and illustrate how it can benefit from mathematical techniques such as Dynamical Systems, Stochastic Processes, Control Theory, Game Theory, and Network Science. I will discuss some inherent technical barriers that must be adequately addressed but seem to go beyond the reach of existing mathematical techniques (i.e., new techniques/skills are needed in order to achieve the ultimate goal). Please refer to http://www.cs.utsa.edu/~shxu/socs/index.html for more information about this exciting research endeavor.

Speaker's Bio

Shouhuai Xu is a Full Professor in the Department of Computer Science, University of Texas at San Antonio. He is the Director of the Laboratory for Cybersecurity Dynamics (http://www.cs.utsa.edu/~shxu/LCD/index.html) at UTSA. His research is primarily in making cyberspace more secure and trustworthy. He is especially interested in mathematical modeling and analysis of cybersecurity, and devising practical cyber defense technology that include both provably-secure cryptographic protocols and advanced cyber defense mechanisms. His research has been funded by AFOSR, ARO, NSF and ONR. He is a Program Committee co-chair of NSS'15 and was a Program Committee co-chair of Inscrypt'13. He has served on the Program Committees of 100+ international conferences/workshops. He is currently an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (IEEE TDSC) and IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (IEEE T-IFS). He earned his PhD in Computer Science from Fudan University.

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