Wed, Jan 25, 2022, 5pm CET I Carol Fung (Virginia Commonwealth University, US) – Security and Privacy Protection for IoT Networks

On Jan 25, 2022, 5pm CET I Carol Fung (Virginia Commonwealth University, US), will talk about “Security and Privacy Protection for IoT Networks“. Watch the trailer here.

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The rapid development of personal systems and devices such as smartphones and smart home devices have changed people’s daily lives significantly. At the same time, the ubiquitous existence of Internet connected smart devices in private homes and offices also raised huge security and privacy concerns. The compromised smart devices can be utilized to launch large-scale distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against online severs. In this talk, I will address the above issues and discuss my recent research effort that provide solutions to help general non-technical-savvy users to protect their security and privacy of their smart devices. I will also provide a scalable solution by utilizing new network technologies to combat DDoS attacks.

Watch the trailer here.

Prof. Dr. Carol Fung

Dr. Carol Fung is an associate professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. She received her B.S. and MSc. from the University of Manitoba, and her Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Waterloo. Her research interests include network security, mobile and IoT systems security, and the next generation networks.

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is a public research university in Richmond, Virginia, USA. Founded in 1838, VCU is classified among “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity”. A broad array of university-approved centers and institutes of excellence, involving faculty from multiple disciplines in the humanities, public policy, biotechnology and health care discoveries, supports the university’s research mission. Twenty-eight graduate and first-professional programs are ranked by U.S. News & World Report as among the best in the country.

The Cyber CNI Lecture Series is a free monthly event that takes place on the last Wednesday of the month from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

The event consists of a 40-minute expert presentation followed by a 30-minute discussion.

The Cyber CNI Speaker series aims to raise awareness and understanding of cyber security issues among all audiences. It aims to enable an ongoing dialogue between experts from industry and academia and the general public (citizens, families, small and large businesses, public organizations, etc.). All of us are concerned.

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How the digital transformation is changing our lives

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown all of us the benefits of information technology. It allows us to work at a distance, to live at a distance, and most importantly, to keep in touch at a distance – with younger and older people, those closest to us, and even make new contacts.

Our society relies more and more on information and operational technologies. Examples include water, energy, heat and cooling supply, communications, healthcare, production and processing of goods, transportation, national security, banking, research and education, and food production.

What all these areas have in common is that they make intensive use of networked distributed computer systems. These systems can be attacked in many ways. This is no longer just a problem for computer “pros” because computer systems are essential to all of us. The effects of “cyber-attacks” range from power outages to the collapse of the health care or banking sectors.

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