Title: Cyber Security and Privacy: Challenges and Research Opportunities
The use of digital devices, such as Internet of Things, is increasing as governments and private entities look to improve different services and outcomes while reducing overall costs associated with the delivery of different services. Devices which used to be stand-alone, are now becoming more integrated with corporate networks, sharing data between devices and other data information systems. Hence, there has been increased focus in cyber security and related research. For example, cyber threat intelligence and analytic is among one of the fastest growing interdisciplinary fields of research bringing together researchers from different fields such as digital forensics, political and security studies, criminology, cyber security, big data analytics, machine learning, etc. to detect, contain and mitigate advanced persistent threats and fight against organized cybercrimes. In this presentation, we will discuss some of the security and privacy challenges as well as research opportunities (e.g. how can we leverage advances in deep learning to better predict cyber attacks?).
Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo received the Ph.D. in Information Security in 2006 from Queensland University of Technology, Australia. He currently holds the Cloud Technology Endowed Professorship at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), and has a courtesy appointment at the University of South Australia. In 2016, he was named the Cybersecurity Educator of the Year - APAC (Cybersecurity Excellence Awards are produced in cooperation with the Information Security Community on LinkedIn), and in 2015 he and his team won the Digital Forensics Research Challenge organized by Germany's University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. He is the recipient of the 2018 UTSA College of Business Col. Jean Piccione and Lt. Col. Philip Piccione Endowed Research Award for Tenured Faculty, ESORICS 2015 Best Paper Award, 2014 Highly Commended Award by the Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency, Fulbright Scholarship in 2009, 2008 Australia Day Achievement Medallion, and British Computer Society's Wilkes Award in 2008. He is also a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society, and an IEEE Senior Member.