The UMBC Cyber Defense Lab meets normally on Fridays 12-1 PM, biweekly while classes are in session.

All meetings will be remote via WebEx: and are open to the public; anyone may attend. During each meeting, someone (CDL student or faculty, or special guest) will present on a current research project of theirs.

The Competition Arm of the CyberDawgs: Introduction, Overview, and Upcoming Tryouts

Kei-Won-Tia von Wrex
CSEE Department, UMBC
Friday, May 12, 2023, from 12:00 PM (Noon) – 1 PM

Empirical Evaluation of Diverse PETs to Publish Smart Space Occupancy Data

Roberto Yus
Assistant Professor, CSEE Department, UMBC
Friday, April 28, 2023, from 12:00 PM (Noon) – 1 PM

AVScan2Vec: Feature Learning on Antivirus Scan Data for Production-Scale Malware Corpora

RJ Joyce
Discovery, Research, and Experimental Analysis of Malware (DREAM) Lab, UMBC
Friday, April 14, 2023, from 12:00 PM (Noon) – 1 PM

W-OTS+ up my Sleeve: A Hidden Secure Fallback for Cryptocurrency Wallets

Mario Yaksetig
xx labs, Cayman Islands
Friday, March 31, 2023, from 12:00 PM (Noon) – 1 PM

Cryptographic Binding Should Not Be Optional: A Formal-Methods Analysis of FIDO UAF Authentication

Enis Golaszewski
Cyber Defense Lab, CSEE Dept., UMBC
Friday, March 3, 2023, from 12:00 PM (Noon) – 1 PM

Reconnaissance and Reverse Engineering: A Case Study of Cyberphysical Systems in the UMBC Academic Building ILSB

Andrea Ferketich
Friday, December 17, 2022, from 12:00 PM (Noon) – 1 PM

Validation of the Cybersecurity Curriculum Assessment

Geoffrey L. Herman
Severns Teaching Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Friday, December 2, 2022, from 12:00 PM (Noon) – 1 PM

Upcoming Dates and Speakers:

  • February 17, Andrea Ferketich (UMBC), Security of Cyberphysical Systems in UMBC’s ILSB
  • March 3, Enis Goleszewski (UMBC), Channel binding in FIDO should not be optional
  • March 17, no CDL talk (ACM SIGSCE)
  • March 31 – Speaker TBD
  • April 14 – Speaker TBD
  • April 28 – Speaker TBD
  • May 12 – Speaker TBD
  • March 20-24, UMBC spring break. May 5, CSEE Research Day (Library 7 th floor)