Networked Security Systems
The research mission for Networked Systems Security at CSIT, led by Professor Sakir Sezer, is to derive innovations in:
- Accelerated security and content processing technologies
- Real-time traffic mining, monitoring, content policing and early threat identification methods and algorithms
- Threat/attack mitigation and defensive countermeasure technologies for mobile, wireless and wire-line networks (rapid recovery)
- Detection & prevention of Internet misuse or abuse, e.g. misuse of the Internet with criminal intent, instigated by financial, political, sexual or anti-social incentives
- Network security governance, policies and protocols
- Security risk classification, management and mitigation
- Network/domain/host vulnerability analysis and assessment
The research will also investigate threats such as malicious software, intrusion, cyber-warfare tactics targeting government and e-business, and Denial of Service (DoS) attack strategies, tools and technologies.
The overarching guiding principle of these objectives is to make the Internet a safer place for society, in particular for those who are technologically naïve, computer illiterate, or socially vulnerable, such as children, and furthermore to make mobile and wire-line communication infrastructures more robust, defensible and dependable.