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CERIAS Security Seminar: The Purdue Live Security Analyzer (PULSAR)

The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security
April 24, 2019
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
STEW G52 (Suite 050B), West Lafayette Campus


Ida Ngambeki, Erik Gough, Xiao Zhu
Purdue University

Abstract: As more disciplines leverage computational and data-driven modeling, the security of campus cyberinfrastructure is becoming increasingly important in order to protect intellectual property and secure a competitive advantage for researchers. Funded by the NSF Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI) program, the Purdue Live Security Analyzer (PULSAR) project aims to enhance the cybersecurity of Purdue’s campus cyberinfrastructure by developing a cyber attack detection and response capability for the Purdue campus research network. Goals of the project include enabling domain scientists to conduct research with heightened security requirements, enhancing cybersecurity research by making large volumes of production network traffic data available to researchers, and supporting cybersecurity education by engaging undergraduate students in the deployment and operation of advanced cyberinfrastructure. The implementation of PULSAR was led by a team of Purdue undergraduate students alongside mentors from ITaP Security and Policy and Research Computing. Implementation details of the project will be discussed along with information regarding generation of anonymized network traffic datasets.

The weekly security seminar has been held every semester since spring of 1992. We invite personnel at Purdue and visitors from outside to present on topics of particular interest to them in the areas of computer and network security, computer crime investigation, information warfare, information ethics, public policy for computing and security, the computing "underground," and other related topics. More info

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