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Regent University students present their research results at the IEEE Sponsored ICSSA 2017.

ICSSA 2017 Young Choi Presentation

Professor Young Choi of Dept. of Engineering & Computer Science, College of Arts & Sciences presented research results with his students at the ICSSA 2017 (The 3rd IEEE International Conference on Software Security and Assurance) which was held at Penn State Altoona during July 24-25, 2017.

The workshop was sponsored by Pennsylvania State University (USA), IEEE Computer Society, The Josef Ressel Center for Unified Threat Intelligence on Targeted Attacks (TARGET) of the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences (Austria), Sung Kyun Kwan University (Korea), Seoul Women’s University (Korea).  IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.

Software security is gaining increasingly more attention from the computer security community.  Although many attempts have been made to improve software security over the years, traditional software security research has relied on the tools and techniques focusing on testing (e.g., static analysis). 

The conference provides a chance for academic and industry professionals to discuss recent progress in the areas of software security and assurance and explore various facets of software security and assurance, which have not been thoroughly studied yet.  The conference featured:

  • Technical papers,
  • Invited talks and panel sessions, and
  • Lightning talks and demos.

The following three papers of Prof. Choi’s research work with his students were accepted as the work-in-progress paper and presented remotely:

  • Cookies and Sessions: A Study of What They Are, How They Work, and How They Can be Stolen, Young Choi, Kenneth Lacroix, and Yin Loo.
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence-Sharing: Benefits and Risks, Young Choi and Reid Stosik.
  • Security on the Inside: The Risk of Internal Threats to an IT System and Security, Young Choi and Jared Stuckemeyer.

Two key note speeches were delivered: 1. Security Management -  Building Confidence that the System Is Secure; 2. Understanding Blockchains.  Also, two software security and assurance experts were invited as the panelists for live discussion with the conference attendees.

Overall 27 papers were presented in the following nine sessions:  1.  Internet of Things; 2. Secure Software Development; 3. Vulnerability and Attack Detection; 4. Organizational Aspects of Security I; 5. Organizational Aspects of Security II; 6. Applied Crypto; 7. Security Training & Education; 8. Lightening Talks; 9. Secure Architectures.

Prof. Choi is planning to share his security recent research content with Regent University faculty members and students and continue to attend the ICSSA conference and present his research results with the students.

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