Many researchers in CyLab are focusing on the security of systems — any systems ranging from the components that make up an autonomous vehicle to the various sectors that make up the energy grid — which requires placing security protocols on different, non-homogeneous parts that must still be able to communicate and work together efficiently and effectively.
- access control and authorization
- automotive and transportation security and privacy
- cloud security
- cyber physical systems security and privacy
- elections security
- embedded systems security
- energy and critical infrastructure security
- intrusion and anomaly detection and prevention
- IoT security and privacy
- manufacturing security
- mobile and app security and privacy
- systems security
- web security
Securing the energy grid with blockchains
The threat malicious hackers pose to the energy grid is a legitimate one, and that’s precisely why the US Department of Energy has awarded two Carnegie Mellon researchers a $400,000 grant to strengthen grid security using blockchain technology.
Achieving provably-secure encryption
But encryption is hard to get right.
CyLab's Gligor and Woo receive Distinguished Paper Award for breakthrough result on establishing "root of trust"
In a breakthrough study, "Establishing Root of Trust Unconditionally," CyLab researchers Virgil Gligor and Maverick Woo present a test that can be run on any computing device to show whether the device has been infected with malware or not. The study was presented at last week's Network and Distributed Systems Security (NDSS) Symposiumin San Diego, California, where it received a Distinguished Paper Award.