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CyLab Experts Host Industry And Security-Related Briefing In Silicon Valley

posted by by Richard Power
March 7, 2010

Carnegie Mellon University cybersecurity experts will brief a select group of senior executives from security, technology and the law enforcement sector March 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at NASA Research Park in Moffett Field, Calif.

“I am excited by this workshop that will increase awareness of the CyLab security and mobility activities, and enhance our community contributions at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley,” said Martin Griss, director of the Silicon Valley Campus and co-director of the CyLab Mobility Research Center.

Griss, who has more than 35 years of academic and industrial research experience, will discuss what is being done to create a new generation of pro-active, intrinsically mobile applications that take full advantage of daily use by a variety of consumers worldwide.

The workshop, organized by Carnegie Mellon CyLab Distinguished Fellow Richard Power, is a one day seminar designed to unveil CyLab research projects involving everything from trustworthy computing platforms and devices to software security, mobility, privacy and business risks.

In addition to Griss, other Carnegie Mellon researchers involved with the day-long program, dubbed “Harnessing the Future to Secure the Present” include: Adrian Perrig, technical director of Carnegie Mellon CyLab and an associate professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Alessandro Acquisti, an associate professor of information technology and public policy; David Brumley, an assistant professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering; Collin Jackson and Patrick Tague, both are assistant research professors at Carnegie Mellon CyLab and the Information Networking Institute.

“I’m discussing how to make software safe because new vulnerabilities are constantly being discovered and exploited by attackers,” said Brumley, who has developed specially-crafted filters to defend against hacker attacks.

The difficult task of identifying the true source of cyber attacks remains one of the biggest challenges in the development of a national cybersecurity strategy, according to Power.

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