[NRG] Reminder: CS Colloquium: Managing User-Level Compromises in Enterpr... @ Mon Nov 10, 2014 11am - 12pm (NRG Calendar)

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Title: CS Colloquium: Managing User-Level Compromises in Enterprise  
Networks (Prof. Craig Shue from WPI)
Title: Managing User-Level Compromises in Enterprise Networks

Speaker: Prof. Craig Shue (WPI)


Organizations and enterprises are under constant attack and occasionally  
their computer systems are compromised by an adversary. For example,  
phishing and drive-by downloads attacks can be used to gain access into a  
network that is otherwise fortified. Enterprises following best practices,  
such as least-user privilege, can limit these attacks to a single  
user-level account and prevent a system-wide or kernel-level compromise.  
However, it can be challenging for an organization to manage even just a  
user-level compromise within an organization.

In this talk, we will discuss ways to improve computer network security by  
making it easier to understand an enterprise network's traffic and detect  
activity that may be due to malware or a network intrusion. Unlike  
traditional security systems, our approach uses software on enterprise  
computers to communicate contextual information, allowing an access control  
server to understand whether a given network request is the result of  
known, trusted software or the result of a new, untrusted application. The  
project is flexible, using software-defined networking hardware when  
available, and leveraging end-host agents when it is not, to get deeper  
insight into a network.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Craig Shue is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department  
at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Prior to joining the WPI faculty,  
he was a Cyber Security Research Scientist at the Oak Ridge National  
Laboratory. He earned Ph.D. in Computer Science at Indiana University. His  
research interests are in networking, security, and systems.

When: Mon Nov 10, 2014 11am - 12pm Eastern Time
Where: MCS 148
Calendar: NRG Calendar
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