Thursday February 22nd, 2018
Topic: A Moving Target Defense Framework for Distributed Systems
Dr. Noor O. Ahmed

The traditional defensive security solutions employ techniques such as; parameter-based defenses, data encryption, attribute-based access control, redundancy and replications, to safeguard systems.  With the rise of sophisticated cyber-attacks from intelligent adversaries in recent years, given sufficient time and resources, all of these methods can be defeated.  Moving Target Defense (MTD) is a promising new defensive security solution that aims to change the adversary's gain-loss balance by continuously shifting the system attack surface.  In this talk, I will discuss the design, implementation and experiments of a MTD framework for distributed systems on virtualized cloud platforms (i.e. Openstack).

Our speaker for the meeting will be Dr. Noor O. Ahmed is a computer scientist at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome NY since 2003. He holds a BS from Utica College (2002), MS from Syracuse University (2006), and PhD from Purdue University (2016), all in Computer Science.  His research areas include resiliency and reliability in distrubuted systems with special emphasis on Moving Target Defense, semantic computing.  Blockchain, and security issues in publish/subscribe, Service Oriented Architectures and cloud computing.

Times: Buffet (optional) 5:30 P.M.; 6:00 P.M. Presentation
February 2018 Section Dinner Menu

Italian Buffet

Members and guests $20.00 each, Student $10.00 each

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