Visible to the public 2017 Science of Security Summer Workshop @ NCSUConflict Detection Enabled

The NCSU Science of Security Lablet 2017 Summer Workshop will be held June 21 & 22 in room 3211 of Engineering Building 2 on the NCSU Centennial Campus. The general theme of this year's Summer Workshop is "Reflecting on the Science of Security."

Workshop Agenda

Wednesday, June 21

8:30 - 9:00 AM 3211 EB2 Sign in & Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15 AM 3211 EB2 Welcome & Introductions: Laurie Williams & Munindar Singh
9:15 - 10:15 AM 3211 EB2 Keynote: The Strategy of Cyber: Ambiguity, Bias, Economics, Obscurity, and Structure - Chris Hazard, Hazardous Software

Despite the resources dedicated to cyber security research and development, many of the core problems in cyber strategy have received little attention. Phrases such as "the human attack surface", "optimizing security through obscurity", and "vulnerability portfolio entropy" may sound like misnomers but are quite useful for reasoning about cyber strategy. My talk will cover numerous methodologies, tools, and results that my company has developed and used for building AI, models, and serious games to help large organizations reason about cyber defense, attack, exploitation, and the underlying economics.

10:15 - 10:45 AM 3211 EB2 SoS Lablet Impact on the Community of Practice: Students, Alumni, and Collaborators - Lindsey McGowen (NCSU)
10:45 - 11:00 AM Break
11:00 - 11:30 AM 3211 EB2 Designing Research Studies - Jeff Carver (U. of Alabama)
11:30 - 12:00 PM 3211 EB2 Analysis of security publications overview - Jeff Carver (U. of Alabama)
12:00 - 1:00 PM 3001, 3002 EB2 Lunch
1:00 - 2:30 PM 3211 EB2

Analysis of SoS Lablet security papers/articles: Collaborative Activity - Laurie Williams

2:30 - 2:45 PM Break
2:45 - 4:15 PM 3211 EB2

Analysis of external security papers/articles: Collaborative Activity - Munindar Singh

4:15 - 4:45 PM 3211 EB2 What my experiment died from: Identifying validity threats - Jon Stallings (NCSU)

Thursday, June 22

8:30 - 9:00 AM 3211 EB2 Sign in & Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:30 AM 3211 EB2 Collaboration Calisthenics - David Wright
9:30 - 10:30 AM 3211 EB2 Keynote: Interactive Developer Support for Software Security - Heather Lipford, UNC Charlotte

Many of the security problems organizations and users face today are caused by vulnerabilities in application software. Yet all too often, software security focuses on detecting vulnerabilities after they have been implemented, rather than preventing such vulnerabilities from being committed in source code to begin with. My research group is examining a developer-centered approach to application security, examining how to provide interactive security tools for developers that support them in preventing and remediating vulnerabilities in the context of their existing tools and processes. The goal is to engage developers in the software security endeavor through interactive support at various touchpoints within the development lifecycle.

10:30 - 10:45 AM 3211 EB2 Break
10:45 - 11:45 AM 3211 EB2

Industry Panel

  • Tony Jeffs, Cisco Systems
    • Responsible for Cisco's Advanced Cyber Security Research Team
    • Experience in IT, Supply Chain, and Semiconductor Manufacturing
    • Background in Secure Development Methodology, Product & Business Development, Product Management, and Operations
  • Charlotte Scheper, RTI
    • Program director in RTI's Research Computing Division
    • Experience in developing and managing research programs
    • Background in system development and assessment methods for dependable systems, data sharing frameworks for cyber security, and system security certification
  • Pyreddy Reddy, NC Department of Heath and Human Services (DHHS)
    • Chief Information Privacy and Security Officer
    • Responsible for Privacy and Security initiatives for DHHS
    • Responsible for federal, state and department privacy and security regulatory requirements - HIPAA, IRS, SSA, VR
  • Jacquie McKenna, Credit Suisse,
    • Senior Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst.
    • Experience in developing people, processes and technology related to cyber intelligence operations.
    • Background in intelligence analysis and cryptologic linguistics within the US government intelligence apparatus.

Questions to seed the discussion:

  • What do you perceive as the most significant security problem(s) in your organization and/or business domain?
  • What can academic researchers do (or not do) to build better collaborative partnerships with industry or government agencies?
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM 3211 EB2 Breakout Session
12:45 - 1:45 PM 3001, 3002 EB2 Lunch
1:45 - 2:45 PM 3211 EB2 Retrospective Discussion
2:45 - 3:00 PM 3211 EB2 Closing - Laurie Williams & Munindar Singh

Travel to NCSU Centennial Campus

Centennial Campus Visitors

Hotel Accomodations

Directions to the Engineering Building II

890 Oval Dr. Raleigh, NC 27606 (Google Maps link)

Text Directions (Computer Science Department page with links to additional maps)


Paid parking is available in the Partners Way Parking Deck (Google Maps link to 851 Partners Way), a short walk to EB2. Parking rates are $2 for first hour, $1 for each consecutive half hour, with a $10 daily maximum per visit. Payment is by Debit and Credit Cards ONLY: Master Card, Visa, Discover and American Express.

Pull ticket when entering pay lot. Make payment at exit gate or at Pay-on-Foot station by inserting validated ticket. Please note, if using Pay-on-Foot option, customers have 10 minutes to exit after making payment or additional fees may apply.

Walking directions to the Engineering Building II from the Partners Way Parking Deck.

Wireless Network Information

NCSU Guest Wireless Information


Event Details
890 Oval Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606
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