Seminars & Colloquia

Ibrahim (Abe) Baggili

University of New Haven

"The Cyber Forensics of Breaking Your Vault, and Finding Your Drone"

Wednesday May 10, 2017 10:00 AM
Location: 3211, EB2 NCSU Centennial Campus
(Visitor parking instructions)


Abstract: This talk will briefly discuss the state of cyber forensics, what it is, and where we need to go. Then, two recent projects conducted with my students will be presented. The first is how we broke into Android vault applications. This work helped law enforcement in the Connecticut Center for Digital Investigation uncover 42 new victims in a case. The second, is the presentation of recent work on the DJI Phantom III drone forensics which resulted in a tool that has been used to train intelligence officers through the United Nations Office of Drug and Crimes (UNDOC), and has been employed by researchers in the United Kingdom’s Home Office Science - Centre for Applied Science and Technology in their efforts to research drone forensics.
Short Bio: Dr. Ibrahim (Abe) Baggili is the Elder Family Endowed Chair in Computer Science at the Tagliatela College of Engineering, Department of Computer & Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of New Haven, CT, specializing in Cyber Forensics/Security. He also serves as the Assistant Dean, and is the founder and co-director of the University of New Haven’s Cyber Forensics Research and Education Group (UNHcFREG). Dr. Baggili is also the former editor-in-chief of the Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law (JDFSL). Prior to that, he was the director of the Advanced Cyber Forensics Research Laboratory (ACFRL) in the College of Technological Innovation at Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE. He received his BSc in Network Engineering Technology, his MSc in Technology with emphasis in mobile development and finally his PhD all from Purdue University, USA. His PhD area of study was in information security and cyber forensics. Dr. Baggili has co-authored over 60 publications including books, peer reviewed articles, and conference papers and has received funding for his work from a variety of sources. Most recently, work with his students showed security issues in mobile social messaging applications that affect over 1 Billion people worldwide. Dr. Baggili’s research with his students has been featured in over 20 languages worldwide. The work with his students has been featured in numerous media outlets, both nationally and internationally. Dr. Baggili’s research interests include cyber forensics from technical, social, and psychological perspectives, and finding ways of improving the scientific validity of the field. He has worked closely with law enforcement and private sector and has published work on real challenges facing cybercriminal investigators, and has presented at a number of conferences worldwide. He has also lead numerous research projects such as: the effect of anonymity and integrity on cyber engagement, authorship attribution of SMS messages, iPhone forensics, volatile memory forensics, e-mail forensics, computer event reconstruction, standardization of digital evidence and the forensics of social networking applications on mobile devices.

Host: Douglas Reeves, CSC

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