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October 10, 2012

Jiang and Ning Receive Award for Mobile Threat Study

Dr. Xuxian Jiang, associate professor, and Dr. Peng Ning, professor, in the computer science department at NC State University, have received an award of $150,000 from the US Army - ARO to support their research proposal titled “A Hybrid Computing Testbed for Mobile Threat Detection and Enhanced Research and Education in Information Assurance.”
The award runs from August 21, 2012 through August 20, 2013.
Abstract – This proposal intends to build a hybrid computing testbed for detecting emerging mobile threats and improving research and education in information security at North Carolina State University (NCSU). The proposed computing testbed will be developed on the basis of the current Virtual Computing Lab (VCL) environment to provide a prototyping environment, which will be used for rapid development and evaluation of a variety of ongoing research projects funded by DoD and other government agencies. Also, it supports research-related education components in system oriented information security courses at NCSU. Moreover, we propose to equip the hybrid testbed with various mobile devices for detecting and experimenting with emerging mobile threats (e.g., Android malware). One key use of this hybrid testbed is to detect emerging or new threats against current mobile gadgets (e.g., smart phones and tablets), which is not available or possible yet based on current computing resources.
The results and experience gained from operating and managing a real computing testbed will also provide practical insights into emerging threats on mobile Internet for students and researchers. The experience in managing and operating such a hybrid computing testbed will also be valuable to identify new security and performance problems and develop their practical solutions.
For more information on Dr. Jiang, click here.
For more information on Dr. Ning, click here.


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