Cutting-edge research in Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is one of the hottest topics in research today, involving both privacy and security across the internet. Security risks increase as more cyber-physical systems are interconnected to make our lives easier. Both work and entertainment are ever more integrated and accessible to an expanding mobile user base. FIU’s School of Computing and Information Sciences, within the College of Engineering and Computing, has been addressing complex cybersecurity challenges for years. Our research in the areas of social networks, seeks to protect us from the unprecedented information attacks in social media, and access gained through social engineering. cybersecurity-in-researchOur work in digital, biometric and cultural signatures, can better enable us to secure our information. Do you know what information you risk through geosocial networking? Are your friends really friends, or are they befriending you only to access your information? What about the narrative information terrorists provide? We use machine learning algorithms to advance understanding of narrative structures in messages to extract culturally-relevant plot patterns, better securing our environment. Or, how about using game theory to identify threats and help protect information crossing our computer networks or in the cloud? As we turn to more Big Data structures, our archives beg for more secure ubiquitous access. Several of our researchers have won Best Paper Awards for their work in data mining, peer-to-peer computing, and information leakage in cybersecurity. Our School of Computing and Information Sciences is ranked 46th in NSF Research and reflects our University’s R-1 Carnegie rating as a “Highest” research university.