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March 5: Carnegie Mellon CyLab Experts Host Industry And Security-Related Briefing in Silicon Valley


Chriss Swaney                

Carnegie Mellon CyLab Experts Host Industry
And Security-Related Briefing in Silicon Valley

PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University cybersecurity experts will brief a select group of senior executives from the security, technology and law enforcement sectors from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday, March 8 at NASA Research Park in Moffett Field, Calif.
"I am excited by this workshop that will increase awareness of the CyLab security and mobility activities, and enhance our community contributions at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley," said Martin Griss, director of Carnegie Mellon's Silicon Valley campus and co-director of the CyLab Mobility Research Center.
Griss, who has more than 35 years of academic and industrial research experience, will discuss what is being done to create a new generation of proactive, intrinsically mobile applications that take full advantage of daily use by a variety of consumers worldwide.
The daylong workshop, organized by Carnegie Mellon CyLab Distinguished Fellow Richard Power, is designed to unveil CyLab research projects involving everything from trustworthy computing platforms and devices to software security, mobility, privacy and business risks.
In addition to Griss, other Carnegie Mellon researchers involved with the program, dubbed "Harnessing the Future to Secure the Present," include: Adrian Perrig, technical director of Carnegie Mellon CyLab and an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering; Alessandro Acquisti, an associate professor of information technology and public policy; David Brumley, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering; and Collin Jackson and Patrick Tague, assistant research professors at Carnegie Mellon CyLab and the Information Networking Institute.
"I'm discussing how to make software safe because new vulnerabilities are constantly being discovered and exploited by attackers," said Brumley, who has developed specially crafted filters to defend against hacker attacks.
The difficult task of identifying the true source of cyber attacks remains one of the biggest challenges in the development of a national cybersecurity strategy, Power said.
Carnegie Mellon CyLab, founded in 2003, is one of the largest university-based cybersecurity research and education centers in the U.S.