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Context Aware, Policy based approaches to Security

Anupam Joshi

Anupam Joshi - University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Mar 02, 2016

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Abstract

Traditional approaches to securing systems tend to be fixed and mostly non adaptive. The Policy that defines the security posture is in some sense "hardcoded". In this talk, we focus on approaches to securing systems using approaches that have declarative policies that factor in dynamically evolving context. The approach is grounded in W3C standard representation formats for knowledge and formal logic. We show instances of this approach in two different network settings -- mobile devices and intrusion detection.

About the Speaker

Anupam Joshi is the Oros Family Professor and Chair of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County(UMBC). He is the Director of the UMBC Center for Cybersecurity, and the Co-Technical Director of the newly announced National Cybersecurity FFRDC. He is a Fellow of IEEE.

Dr. Joshi obtained a B.Tech degree from IIT Delhi in 1989, and a Masters and Ph.D. from
Purdue University in 1991 and 1993 respectively. His research interests are in the broad area of networked computing and intelligent systems. His primary focus has been on data management and security/privacy in mobile/pervasive computing environments, and policy driven approaches to security and privacy. He is also interested in Semantic Web and Data/Text/Web Analytics, especially their applications to (cyber) security. He has published over 200 technical papers with an h-index of 70 and over 17000 citations (per Google scholar), filed and been granted several patents, and has obtained research support from National Science Foundation (NSF), NASA, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), US Dept of Defense (DoD), NIST, IBM, Microsoft, Qualcom, Northrop Grumman, and Lockheed Martin amongst others.

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