|Title||:||Cyber Security: Technologies, Trends and Research Challenges|
|Speaker||:||Vijay Varadharajan (Macquarie University, Australia)|
|Details||:||Wed, 27 May, 2015 3:00 PM @ BSB 361|
|Abstract:||:||In this talk I will begin with a brief look at current trends in the technology scenery and some of the key security challenges that are impacting on business and society. With emerging new technologies and an ever increasing attack surface and the dynamic nature of attacks, together with an evolving set of bad guys with different motives, I will argue that there is a need for security researchers to rethink cyber security strategy. Then I will give a brief overview of the research work being done at the Advanced Cyber Security Research Centre at Macquarie University. In particular I will run through some research projects in cloud computing security, malware, security policies in Big Data environment and security for software defined networks.
Speaker Bio: Vijay Varadharajan is the Microsoft Chair Professor in Innovation in Computing in Australia at Macquarie University. He is also the Director of Advanced Cyber Security Research Centre (ACSRC) at Macquarie University. Before this he was Dean of School of Computing and IT at University of Western Sydney. Previously, Vijay headed Security Research worldwide for Hewlett-Packard Labs (US/UK) based at European Headquarters at HP Labs Bristol. He led and managed several research projects in UK, US, Germany, France and Italy and under his leadership several security research technologies were transferred into commercially successful HP products generating billions of dollars in revenue. He also headed the Technical Security Strategy Initiative at HP under the Senior Vice President of HP. Before HP, he was Research Manager of Data Security Lab at British Telecom Research Labs. U.K., and was a Lecturer at Reading University and Research Fellow at Plymouth/Cambridge Universities.