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Agenda: New Approaches to Cybersecurity Education (NACE) Workshop

New Approaches to Cybersecurity Education (NACE) Workshop

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CERIAS Annual Information Security Symposium - April 03 - 04 2018

The 19th Annual CERIAS Security Symposium April 3-4, 2018 Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

“Where we’ve been – What’s ahead”

Join researchers, practitioners and program managers from academia, government and commercial industry as we examine emerging research in information assurance, cyber and cyber-physical security, resiliency, privacy, and cybercrime.

Keynotes, technical talks, panel discussions, technology demonstrations, and more will highlight the event. We’ll also be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Purdue University CERIAS and discussing what has changed – and what’s the same – in the cyber landscape over the last 20 years.

2018 Featured Speakers

Keynote Speakers


Mark Weatherford

Sr. Vice President & Chief Cybersecurity Strategist

Mark Spangler

Mark Spangler

Director, NRO Cyber Security Operations Center
U.S. National Reconnaissance Office

Josh Corman

Josh Corman

Chief Security Officer, SVP

Fireside Chat Moderators


Eugene Spafford

Executive Director Emeritus, Professor, Computer Science
CERIAS, Purdue University

Michelle Dennedy

Michelle Dennedy

Vice President & Chief Privacy Officer

Melissa Dark

Melissa Dark

W.C. Furnas Professor of Technology in Computer and Information Technology at Purdue Polytechnic Institute
Purdue University

Closing Keynote

Day 2 - Fireside Chat



CERIAS Program Talk

Day 2 - Fireside Chat

Mark Loepker

Day 2 Keynote

Day 2 - CERIAS Awards

CERIAS 20th Anniversary Reception

Day 1 - Fireside Chat

Day 1 - TechTalk

Day 1 - TechTalk

Day 1 - Fireside Chat

Day 1 - Keynote

Day 1 - Welcome

Purdue Day of Giving - April 25, 2018

New Approaches to Cybersecurity Education (NACE) Workshop

Call for Papers : New Approaches to Cybersecurity Education (NACE) Workshop

April 2 Cyber Physical Security Day Agenda

Last updated 2018-03-15

Parking: : Public paid parking in Grant St. garage. More info at Purdue Parking Services.

8:45-9:00a Opening Remarks: Dr. Tomas Diaz de la Rubia, Chief Scientist and Exec. Director, Discovery Park

9:00-10:00 Keynote #1: “Evolution of Cyber-Physical Security” - Dr. Jonathan Smith, DARPA

10:00-11:00 Panel #1: “Cyber-Physical Security: A Strategic Perspective”

  • Moderator: Dr. Jason Li (Intelligent Automation, Inc)
  • Panelists:
    • Dr. Chris Jenkins (Sandia National Laboratories)
    • Dr. Carl Landwehr (George Washington University)
    • Dr. Sukarno Mertoguno (Office of Naval Research)
    • Dr. Cliff Wang (Army Research Office)

11:00-11:20 Break

11:20-12:20 Panel #2: “Cyber-Physical Security: An Academic Perspective”

  • Moderator: Dr. Dan DeLaurentis (Prof. Aeronautics and Astronautics and Director of i-GSDI, Purdue University)
  • Panelists:
    • Dr. Eugene Spafford (Prof. Computer Science, Purdue University)
    • Dr. Ananth Grama (Prof. Computer Science, Purdue University)
    • Dr. Ming Qu (Assoc. Prof. Civil Engineering, Purdue University)
    • Dr. Inseok Hwang (Prof. Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University)

12:20p-1:30 Lunch (PMU North Ballroom)

1:30-2:30 Keynote #2: “Security and Safety Challenges in Drone Avionics - Prof. Lui Sha, UIUC

2:30-3:30 Panel #3: “Security and Privacy in Smart Agriculture”

  • Moderator: Dr. Jim Krogmeier (Prof. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University)
  • Panelists:
    • Dr. Dennis Buckmaster (Prof. of Ag and Bio Engineering, Purdue University)
    • Mr. Steve Cox (Information Security Engineering, Caterpillar Global Information Services)
    • Mr. Noah Freeman (Digital Ag Manager, AgReliant)
    • Mr. Bob Hanson (Associate Director Information Security, John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group)

3:30-3:50 Break

3:50-5:00 Lightning Talks/Demos

  • “V2V Communications Reliability and Security for Connected and Autonomous Transportation”, Srinivas Peeta (Prof. Civil Engineering, Purdue University)
  • “Platform for Real-Time Data Analytics in Emergency Management” Yung-Hsiang Lu (Prof. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University)
  • “High Assurance Autonomy for CPS with Application to Drones” Cheolhyeon Kwon and Scott Yantek (Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University)
  • “IoT & Blockchain: Not a Match Made in Heaven, but a Marriage that Will Succeed” Aniket Kate (Assistant Prof. Computer Science, Purdue University)
  • “FirmFuzz: Automated IoT Firmware Emulation Fuzz Testing” Mathias Payer (Assistant Prof. Computer Science, Purdue University)


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Poster Creation and Session Information 2018

Last updated 2018-01-11

Poster Session Date/Time/Location

Date: April 3rd, 2018

Time: 6:30pm

Location: PMU Ballroom

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: March 19th, 2018 at 5:00pm

CERIAS will print large, high-quality posters for the 2018 symposium poster session. These posters will be printed on a large-format ink jet printer and prepared for display. CERIAS will cover the cost of preparing the posters if you send the poster to us by the deadline. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this offer. All posters submitted by the deadline will also be included in materials to be given to attendees and CERIAS staff will place your poster in the appropriate location prior to the session.

Electronic Presentations

If you are planning an electronic presentation, please bring all your equipment, including a screen if needed. Indicate that you need electricity when you register as a presenter.

Poster Overview

Please note the deadline for remitting your poster to us is March 19th, 2018 @ 5:00 p.m. This deadline is firm. If you fail to meet this deadline, your poster will not be included on the symposium materials, and you will need to create your poster with your own resources and deliver the poster to the designated poster session location.

CERIAS will remove all posters from the room and store them following the session. Please contact us at any time if you wish to use the poster or keep it in your office or lab.

We ask that you follow these procedures and meet the deadlines:

Poster Submission Rules

  • We will only print posters that meet the following requirements:

    • Posters must be 30.5” x 40” (30 and one half inches wide, 40 inches tall)
    • Posters must use the template provided below.
    • Template graphical elements (including the header and footer) may not be modified or obscured in any way.
    • Posters must be provided either in PDF (preferred) or PowerPoint
    • Posters must be submitted by March 19th, 2018 @ 5:00pm. Posters received after this deadline will not be accepted for printing but may still be presented at the Symposium Poster Session
  • A maximum of 2 posters can be created per presentation

  • Finalize your presentation information and register as a presenter BEFORE submitting your poster. Put the poster ID key # you are given in the subject of your submission email. Poster submissions that do not include a poster ID key # will be rejected.

Each submission must include:

  • The presentation title
  • A short abstract
  • A list of all authors/creators
  • A list of all presenters who will attend the poster session (all of whom must register as presenters)
  • A single person to be responsible for poster submission — multiple sources may result in confusion and lead to errors

Posters will be registered when you:

  • Submit your poster and all related information at the same time
  • Email your posters to Put your poster ID (provided when you register as a poster presenter) in the “Subject:” line of all email correspondence regarding this poster.
  • Campus mail a printed copy of your poster (scaled down to 8.5”x11”) to Mike Focosi/CERIAS/REC, so that we can make certain no formatting is lost in transfer.

If the deadline is not met:

  • Printing costs are the responsibility of the research project

Design Guidelines

  • Never use text smaller than 24pt
  • Use sans-serif fonts like Arial or Helvetica


Information for Poster Presenters 2018

Last updated: 2018-01-11


CERIAS will print large, high-quality posters for the 2018 symposium poster session. These posters will be printed on a large-format ink jet printer and prepared for display. CERIAS will cover the cost of preparing the posters if you send the poster to us by the deadline. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this offer. All posters submitted by the deadline will also be included in materials to be given to attendees and CERIAS staff will place your poster in the appropriate location prior to the session.

Step 1

Review the poster creation tips, guidelines, templates and session information.

Step 2

Register your poster so CERIAS can print, mount and display your research at the session.

Step 3

Register as an Attendee.

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Invited Talk

Closing Keynote

Panel Discussion - “Securing Smart Communities”

TechTalk: “Memory Hard Functions and Password Hashings”

Cyber Security Fireside Chat

TechTalk: Towards Secure Large-Scale networked Systems: Scalable Distributed Algorithms…

CERIAS Tech Talk: “Control-Flow Hijacking: Are we Making Progress?”

Panel Discussion: “Securing Vehicles & Machinery”

Day 2 Keynote