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1 Institute for Cyber Security The Science, Engineering, and Business of Cyber Security Prof. Ravi Sandhu Executive Director, Institute for Cyber Security Lutcher Brown Endowed Chair in Cyber Security COS Research Conference October 18, Ravi Sandhu 1

2 Institute for Cyber Security Founded in 2007 to be a world leader in cyber security research A unit in the College of Sciences, with strong ties to the Department of Computer Science Cyber Security in UTSA started in 2000 and is well represented in the Colleges of Science, Engineering and Business Ravi Sandhu 2

3 Cyberspace 2010 Department of Defense epiphanies Cyberspace is officially recognized by Department of Defense as a new warfare domain akin to land, sea, air and space Department of Defense officially admits having and using offensive cyber weapons Department of Defense officially admits malware penetrations in its classified networks Ravi Sandhu 3

4 Cyber Security Objectives INTEGRITY modification misdirection AVAILABILITY access CONFIDENTIALITY disclosure Ravi Sandhu 4

5 Cyber Security Objectives USAGE purpose disposal INTEGRITY modification misdirection CONFIDENTIALITY disclosure AVAILABILITY access Ravi Sandhu 5

6 Security versus Privacy Security Privacy Ravi Sandhu 6

7 Cyber Security Evolution Computer Security Communications Security Information Security Information Assurance Mission Assurance Ravi Sandhu 7

8 Cyber Security Techniques Prevent Detect Accept Ravi Sandhu 8

9 Cyber Security Goal Enable system designers and operators to say: This system is secure Not attainable There is an infinite supply of attacks Ravi Sandhu 9

10 Cyber Security Goal Enable system designers and operators to say: This system is secure enough Many successful examples Mass scale, not very high assurance ATM network On-line banking E-commerce Engineering Science One of a kind, extremely high assurance US President s nuclear football Business Ravi Sandhu 10

11 Why is Cyber Security so Hard? Halting problem Inference Weakest link Analog hole Insider Human element Usability Cyber innovation Covert channels Side channels Ravi Sandhu 11

12 Cyber Security Prognosis Not too bad About as good as it is going to get The criminal enterprise can only defraud so many Big government and big business are a real threat Highly asymmetric Offense component Clandestine Dual goals: strong offense, strong defense Mankind has somehow kept nuclear, chemical and biological in control. Cyber is different but should be controllable. Ravi Sandhu 12

13 ICS Research Thrusts Application-centric Secure Information Sharing Social Computing Security Secure Provenance-aware Systems Privacy Policies and Enforcement Foundational Research Trustworthy Cloud Computing Secure Multi-Tenants in Cloud Technology-centric Big Data Security and Privacy Security in Internet of Things Attack-centric Malware Detection and Analysis Botnet Analysis and Defense Ravi Sandhu 13

14 ICS FlexCloud Lab Research Attribute-based Access Control Secure Data Provenance Secure Information Sharing Secure Cloud Computing FlexCloud/FlexFarm cores -19TB mirrored RAID - 35TB SAN Commercial Collaboration/Support Education Cloud Computing Courses Big Data OpenStack Training Malware Detection and Analysis Rackspace Joyent High Performance Computing Ravi Sandhu 14

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