In an interview conducted at RSA 2014, Professor Spafford discusses:
The dangerous intersection of information security and government;
The plight of women entering IT security;
How to grow the profession.
The NSA has announced that Purdue-CERIAS has received a five year renewal as a Center for Academic Excellence in Research.
Professor Spafford and others weighed in on the most vulnerable technologies at the 2013 ISSA International Conference.
High-tech companies that manufacture and integrate sensor networks for electronic systems could benefit from a Purdue University technology developed by a startup that received National Science Foundation funding. SensorHound Innovations LLC was awarded a six-month SBIR Phase I grant from the NSF, scheduled for Jan. 1 through June 30. The company’s software solutions are based on research from Purdue University’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Department of Computer Science.
Marc Rogers, director of Purdue’s Cyberforensics Lab and CERIAS Fellow, says the drill will recreate everything from a partial shutdown of electricity across North America to a virtual blackout affecting all of the U-S, Canada, and Mexico. “They will look at how vulnerable (the grid is) or what the weaknesses are, how would these things be identified; could they be identified in time; once they were identified and once there were bad things happening to the grid, how would the grid recover, and how long it would take to recover,” said Rogers.