Distinguished Speaker Series


Speaker:Marilyn Wolf

Location: University of Florida, LAR 310
Date and Time: 11:45 am EST, April 25, 2018

Title: Safe and Secure Cyber-Physical and IoT Systems

Abstract:

Cyber-physical and Internet-of-Things (IoT) systems operate in many important, safety-critical environments. Safety and security have traditionally been separate disciplines: safety from traditional engineering, security from computer science. The advent of cyber-physical systems that tightly couple computers and physical systems mean that we can no longer treat these topics as separate. The first part of this talk will discuss the interactions between safety and security in cyber-physical systems and IoT, including the combination of design constraints (long deployment life, low total cost-of-ownership, low power) that influence design decisions.

The second part of this talk will concentrate on one approach to improve safety and security of cyber-physical and IoT systems. Service-oriented architectures are widely used in information processing and Web technologies to provide scalable access to resources in distributed systems and extensible applications. However, many traditional service-oriented architectures are designed for transaction processing. In contrast, cyber-physical systems used for real-time control require quality-of-service constraints and graceful handling of failures to provide requested services. Furthermore, given the long lives of cyber-physical systems, we must be able to guarantee QoS properties as we add new services after deployment. We will discuss a series of abstractions for cyber-physical systems that guarantee quality-of-service properties are maintained both for a single service and for a composition of services.

 

 

 

Speaker: Sanu Mathew, Senior Principal Engineer at Intel and IEEE Fellow

Location: University of Florida, LAR 234
Date and Time: 1 pm EST, April 20, 2018

Title: Ultra-lightweight All-digital Static/Dynamic Entropy Generator Circuits for Securing IoT Platforms

Abstract: Today, we are dependent on information technology and the digital infrastructure in every aspect of our lives, in every aspect of the national economy and in every aspect of our national defense. We use digital information, information systems and the pervasive connectivity through vast networks like the Internet to help carry out important business activities. In order for industry, government and academia to be successful in protecting their core missions and business operations, while at the same time protecting the security and privacy considerations of individuals, the information technology that is routinely deployed must be dependable. And in order for that technology to be dependable, it must be protected. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) plays a major role in research and development of technologies to provide protections for information and the communication infrastructure as well as the needed standards, tests and metrics for those technologies. This talk will provide an overview of NIST’s work and describe how people can partner with NIST in these areas.

 

 

 

 

Speaker: Donna Dodson, Deputy Cyber Security Advisor at NIST

Donna Dodson

Location: University of Florida, NEB Room 100
Date and Time: 4 pm EST, December 1, 2015

Live Stream link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8vmpFtKLn8

Title: National Cybersecurity Challenges and NIST

Abstract: Today, we are dependent on information technology and the digital infrastructure in every aspect of our lives, in every aspect of the national economy and in every aspect of our national defense. We use digital information, information systems and the pervasive connectivity through vast networks like the Internet to help carry out important business activities. In order for industry, government and academia to be successful in protecting their core missions and business operations, while at the same time protecting the security and privacy considerations of individuals, the information technology that is routinely deployed must be dependable. And in order for that technology to be dependable, it must be protected. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) plays a major role in research and development of technologies to provide protections for information and the communication infrastructure as well as the needed standards, tests and metrics for those technologies. This talk will provide an overview of NIST’s work and describe how people can partner with NIST in these areas.