UMBC Center for Information Security and Assurance

News & Events

The Cyber Defense Lab (CDL) holds biweekly research meetings Fridays 11am-12:15pm in ITE 228. For each meeting, one CDL member presents his or her ongoing research, for feedback from the group. Anyone is welcome to attend. Following the meeting, the group enjoys a simple lunch at the Skylight Room on the 3rd floor of the Commons.

  • 2014.05.26 We are proud to announce that UMBC will be hosting the Innovations in Cybersecurity Education Workshop (ICEW 2014) on June 24, 2014. Please register today. Event schedule is available here. For location information, please see this page.
  • 2014.04.30 Congratulations to Nathan Price on a successful defense of his Master's thesis Improving Boot-time Entropy with Physical Unclonable Functions (PUFs): Enhancing Random Number Generation with Intrinsic Uniqueness in Computer Hardware.
  • 2014.01.01 In the Spring 2014 semester, Dr. Alan Sherman will be teaching a special Cybersecurity research seminar course at the undergradate and graduate levels (CMSC 491/691). This is an inter-institution distance learning course where students are expected to conduct research on hard problems under the guidance of mentors from the National Security Agency (NSA), Assured Information Security, Inc. (AIS), and the Random-Sample Elections Research Board. This course is funded under the INSuRE EAGER grant sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
  • 2013.12.06 CISA welcomes Dr. Simson Garfinkel from the Naval Postrgraduate School, who will speak on "Finding privacy leaks and stolen data with bulk data analysis and optimistic decoding." December 6 from 12-1pm in ITE-229.
  • 2013.11.22 Congratulations to Dr. Timothy Leschke on a successful defense of his dissertation Applying Data Visualization Techniques to Support the Analysis of Digital Forensic Data.
  • 2013.11.21 Congratulations to Dr. Michael J. Oehler on a successful defense of his dissertation Private Packet Filtering: Searching for Sensitive Indicators without Revealing the Indicators in a Collaborative Environment.
  • 2013.11.05 Congratulations to Christopher Nguyen on a successful defense of his Master's thesis Fast Modular Exponentiation Using Residue Domain Representation: A Hardware Implementation and Analysis.
  • 2013.11.01 CISA welcomes Mr. Ken Zatyko from Assured Information Systems who will speak on "Cloud Forensics and its Many Challenges." November 1 from 12-1pm in ITE-229.
  • 2013.04.16 Congratulations to Dr. Josiah Dykstra on a successful defense of his dissertation Digital Forensics for Infrastructure-as-a-Service Cloud Computing.