TDAI's Responsible Data Science community of practice is pleased to present Dr. Prasad Calyam (Gilliom Professor of Cyber Security, University of Missouri) in partnership with OSU's Institute for Cybersecurity & Digital Trust on Thursday, Sep. 28, at 3:30 p.m. in 320 Pomerene Hall. Dr. Calyam will give a talk entitled "Intelligent Cyber Defense to Secure Networked Edge Applications."
Traditional computer system deployments involved a 'Design System' first and then 'Design Security' approach to meet application user demands. This approach is ill-suited to deploy today's increasingly IoT/cloud-based system architectures that are being adopted by networked edge applications with very large user bases such as: manufacturing, healthcare, public safety and energy. Infrastructure engineers and application developers are now forced to take a parallel approach of 'Design Security' along with 'Design System'. While doing so, a major challenge for them is to use intelligent methods that leverage AI/ML in their design efforts to integrate sophisticated active cyber defense techniques such as ‘defense by pretense’ to outsmart the adversary. In this talk, intelligent cyber deception methods will be presented that utilize AI/ML algorithms and technologies such as software-defined networking and other public cloud resources in the context of different IoT/cloud-based applications. We conclude by presenting a futuristic vision of next-generation cybersecurity where intelligent agents utilize knowledge bases and game strategies to defend IoT/cloud-based systems autonomously, with minimal or no human intervention.
Prasad Calyam is the Greg L. Gilliom Professor of Cybersecurity in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at University of Missouri-Columbia, and Director of the Center for Cyber Education, Research and Infrastructure (Mizzou CERI). His research and development areas of interest include: Cloud Computing, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, and Advanced Cyberinfrastructure. Previously, he was a research director at the Ohio Supercomputer Center/Ohio Academic Resources Network at The Ohio State University. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers in various conference and journal venues. As the Principal Investigator, he has successfully led teams of graduate, undergraduate and postdoctoral fellows in Federal, State, University and Industry sponsored R&D projects totaling over $30 Million. His research sponsors include: National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Energy (DOE), National Security Agency (NSA), Department of State (DOS), Army Research Lab (ARL), VMware, Cisco, Raytheon-BBN, Dell, Verizon, IBM and others. His basic research and software on multi-domain network measurement and monitoring has been commercialized as ‘Narada Metrics’. He is a Senior Member of IEEE. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management.