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GA Tech Plans Month of Cybersecurity Activities

by Tara La Bouff

Georgia Tech is a top contender in emerging cybersecurity tactics. Check out the students and staff representing our fine city and wish them adieu as they head to conferences throughout the United States. If you want to get up close and personal with the future of computing don’t fret, the Cyber Security Summit is being hosted by Tech on October 28th.

Georgia Tech leads effort to establish new trust relationships between ISPs
Georgia Tech will test and deploy a new method to prevent fraudulent rerouting of Internet traffic. Internet Service Providers can be easily tricked into connecting to malicious peers because of competition to find the shortest, quickest path for traffic, says Professor Russ Clark in the School of Computer Science.

The multi-year project funded by the National Science Foundation will help ISPs 1) verify the true owner of a network and 2) that a chain of network paths is legitimate. “Routing protocols were not planned to handle imposters and especially not fake ISPs,” he says. The solution requires new routing protocols, changes to computational horsepower, changes to server infrastructure and network operations retraining.” Clark and others will be in Cleveland on Oct. 5 to present the work at Internet 2’s “2015 Technology Exchange ” conference.
Bio: Russ Clark

Safer browsing and cellular networks presented at Denver conference
Professors and Cybersecurity Researchers Wenke Lee and Taesoo Kim of Georgia Tech take three research papers to one of cybersecurity’s most important conferences of the year — ACM Computer & Communications Security conference in Denver, Oct. 12-16. The accepted research includes 1) a prototype called Ucognito for stopping leaks in Chrome and Firefox during what should be secure “private browsing;” 2) countermeasures against vulnerabilities in emerging Voice-over-LTE cellular networks, and 3) a mechanism for preventing code reuse attacks.
Bio: Taesoo Kim
Bio: Wenke Lee

Georgia Tech students present at largest annual conference for women in computing
More than 12,000 people are expected to gather for the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference in Houston, Oct. 14-16,. Two students from Georgia Tech will present research in the areas of robotics and computer training for the blind in Africa. Georgia Tech will bring a contingency of 70 students and alumni — including 20 women from an online masters program who have never met face-to-face to present research and network at the conference.

Georgia Tech holds 13th Annual Cyber Security Summit
Researchers will release the 2016 Emerging Threats Report and discuss challenges facing national security, fair economic practices, and consumer safety and privacy in an increasingly connected world. The full-day summit gives researchers and stakeholders from different spheres an opportunity to come together and prepare for challenges in securing cyberspace, critical data, and cyber-connected devices. Featuring Morning Keynote by Tom Noonan, general manager of Energywise Solutions for Cisco Systems, and Afternoon Keynote by Dr. Phyllis Schneck, Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications for the National Protection and Programs Directorate. RSVP

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