The goal of network security is to identify threats and prevent them from entering and spreading through the network. Effective network security requires a spectrum of measures, including hardware, software, policy and process.
Together, these elements protect the network itself, and everything connected to it, including data, from unauthorized access, misuse, and modification. From passive attacks like network “wiretapping” and traffic analysis to active ones, such as denial-of-service attacks, effective network security is critical.
Examples of network security measures include access control, antivirus/antimalware software, behavioral analytics, data loss prevention, email security, firewalls, intrusion prevention security, network segmentation, security information and event management, web security and wireless security.
Below, meet UCI’s network security researchers, and a selection of research completed and underway, at UCI today.
Selected Research & Publications
D.K. Song, F. Hetzelt, D. Das, Ch. Spensky, Y. Na, S. Volckaert, G. Vigna, Ch. Kruegel, J.-P. Seifert, and M. Franz; “PeriScope: An Effective Probing and Fuzzing Framework for the Hardware-OS Boundary;” accepted for publication in 2019 Network and Distributed Systems Security Symposium (NDSS 2019), San Diego, California; February 2019. (89 papers accepted out of 521 submissions = 17%)
Moreno Ambrosin, Alberto Compagno, Mauro Conti, Cesar Ghali, Gene Tsudik:
Security and Privacy Analysis of National Science Foundation Future Internet Architectures. IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials 20(2): 1418-1442 (2018)
Edith C. H. Ngai, Börje Ohlman, Gene Tsudik, Ersin Uzun, Matthias Wählisch, Christopher A. Wood:
Can We Make a Cake and Eat it Too? A Discussion of ICN Security and Privacy. Computer Communication Review 47(1): 49-54 (2017)
Zhangkai Zhang, Xuhua Ding, Gene Tsudik, Jinhua Cui, Zhoujun Li:
Presence Attestation: The Missing Link in Dynamic Trust Bootstrapping. ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security 2017: 89-102