University Center, Kochoff Hall, University of Michigan - Dearborn Monday, April 1, 2019

Please join us for the 2019 Dearborn Cybersecurity Day at the University of Michigan-Dearborn on Monday, April 1, 2019. The venue will be at the Kochoff Hall in the University Center on campus.

This annual event will feature a slate of distinguished speakers from academia, industry, and government discussing the current challenges and future opportunities in cybersecurity. The range of topics is broad and diverse such as discussing future trends in cybersecurity, overviewing the state of the art of security and privacy protection techniques, and understanding cybersecurity within the federal or state government. The event will also include a PhD Forum where PhD students can showcase their research results. There will be a lot of opportunities to engage with the nationally distinguished speakers, students, faculty, scientists, lead engineers, and other attendees from the local community on cybersecurity and privacy.

Admission to this event is free with complimentary breakfast, coffee, and luncheon but Registration is required. 

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2019 Event Information

  • Program

    Morning Sessions

    8:00 - 8:45:  Registration

    8:45 - 8:55:  Introduction and Welcome 

    Anthony England, Professor and Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science

    9:00 - 9:50:  Keynote 1: State of Michigan Cybersecurity Efforts and Partnerships 

    Chris DeRusha, Chief Security Officer, State of Michigan

    9:50 - 10:10 :  Coffee Break

    10:10 - 11:00:  Keynote 2: A Computer Architecture Perspective on Computer System Security 

    Nael Abu-Ghazaleh, Professor, University of California-Riverside

    Abstract: Computer systems are facing a growing threat from increasingly motivated, organized and sophisticated attackers. The problem is complicated by the rapid evolution that computing platforms are experiencing and will continue to experience: towards mobile and embedded devices, many-core systems, virtualization, data centers and clouds. These emerging platforms offer new system and use models and therefore are subject to new vulnerabilities and threat models. This talk motivates the role that computer architecture must play in the security of current and emerging systems. I will define this role spanning three primary directions: (1) understanding vulnerabilities exposed by the architecture; (2) architecture support for monitoring to improve resilience to attacks, but also to rapidly detect and contain successful attacks; and (3) Security for emerging architectures. I will animate these directions with examples from our recent work, and discuss implications for future systems.

    11:00 - 11:50: Keynote 3: SecureDL:  A Security, Privacy, and Governance Policy Enforcement Framework for Big Data

    Murat Kantarcioglu, Professor, University of Texas Dallas

    Abstract: Recent cyber attacks have shown that the leakage/stealing of big data may result in enormous monetary loss and damage to organizational reputation, and increased identity theft risks for individuals. Furthermore, in the age of big data, protecting the security and privacy of stored data is paramount for maintaining public trust, and getting the full value from the collected data.  In this talk, we will discuss our SecureDL system that is built on top of existing NoSQL databases such as Hadoop and Spark and designed as a data access broker where each request submitted by a user app is automatically captured. These captured requests are logged, analyzed and then modified (if needed) to conform with security and privacy policies, and submitted to underlying NoSQL database. Furthermore, SecureDL can allow organizations to audit their big data usage to prevent data misuse and comply with various privacy regulations. SecureDL is totally transparent from the user point of view and does not require any change to the user’s code and/or the underlying NoSQL database systems. Therefore, it can be deployed on existing NoSQL databases.

    Afternoon Sessions

    12:00 - 1:40:  Luncheon & Panel: Career and Trend in Cybersecurity


    • André Weimerskirch, Vice President Cybersecurity and Functional Safety, Lear Corporation
    • Pankil Vyas, Sr. Cybersecurity Architect, APTIV. 
    • Sol Bermann, Chief Privacy Officer and Interim Chief Information Security Officer, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
    • John Moore, Vehicle Cyber Research Supervisor, Advanced Engineering and Research, Ford Motor Company
    • Robert Kaster,  Chief Technical Expert, Bosch

    1:40 - 2:00:  Coffee Break

    2:00 - 4:30:  PhD Forum

    • Linxi Zhang - A Deep Learning Based Intrusion Detection System for In-Vehicle Network
    • Azeem Hafeez - Linking received packet to the transmitter through physical-fingerprinting of ECU and CAN Channel
    • Nevrus Kaja - Fuzzy Based Threat Assessment Model
    • Raghavendar Changalvala - Detection of LiDAR data tampering in self-driving cars
    • Ahmad Nasser - Defending Automotive Safety-Critical Systems Against Code Reuse Attacks

    4:30 - 4:50:  Closing Remarks

  • Registration

    Registration is now open and is required. 


    Please register by March 25, 2019 to ensure you have a spot.

  • Directions and Parking

Computer and Information Science

CIS Building
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