Design, Implementation and Experiments for Moving Target Defense.

Event Date: 
April 21, 2017 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Woodward Hall 335
Lecture Title: 
Design, Implementation and Experiments for Moving Target Defense.
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’s attack surface. In this talk, I will discuss the design, implementation and experiments of a MTD framework for distributed systems on virtualized cloud platforms.

 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 area include; Resiliency and Reliability in information management systems with special emphasis on Moving Target Defense, and security issues in Publish/Subscribe and Service Oriented Architectures.