Dr. Elisa Bertino Keynote Speaker at IRI conference
August 4, 2011
"Protecting Information Systems from Insider Threats - Concepts and Issues"
Past research on information security has focused on protecting valuable resources from attacks by outsiders. However, statistics show that a large amount of security and privacy breaches are due to insider attacks. Protection from insider threats is challenging because insiders may have access to many sensitive resources and high-privileged system accounts. Suitable approaches need to combine several security techniques, like fine-grained access control, stronger authentication protocols, integrated digital identity management, intrusion detection, with techniques from areas like information integration, machine learning, and risk assessment. In this talk, after an introduction to the problem of insider threats, we will present recent work addressing the problem of anomaly detection and response policies for database management systems and then discuss open research issues, by emphasizing the role of techniques from the area of information integration.
February 5, 2015
Cyber Center Researchers received the best paper award at the 8th International Conference on Network and System Security (NSS 2014). The paper, co-authored by Hasini Gunasinghe and Elisa Bertino (director of Cyber Center) and titled " Privacy Preserving Biometrics-Based and User Centric Authentication Protocol", proposes a novel privacy preserving biometrics-based authentication protocol by which users can authenticate to different service providers from their own devices without involving identity providers in the transactions.Read Full Story
November 5, 2014
Elisa Bertino, Professor of Computer Science, Director of Discovery Park Cyber Center and Research Director of CERIAS, receives today the SIGSAC Outstanding Contributions Award for her seminal research contributions and leadership in data and applications security over the past 25 years.Read Full Story