Computer Science

“I made the very model, but the model was too general: Modeling every cyber vegetable, animal, and mineral.”


CS Seminar: Dr. Jonathon Crussell, 5/25
Title:  “I made the very model, but the model was too general: Modeling every
cyber vegetable, animal, and mineral.”
Host: Hoa Chen
When: May 25 (Fri) 9:30-10:30am
Where: 1003 Kemper
Abstract:
The Sandia Emulytics capability aims to model all domains of the cyber
and cyber-physical landscape, at scale, in order to better understand
cybersecurity threats against government networks and critical
infrastructure. Whereas physical testbeds are costly to maintain and
scale, and simulators fail to represent cyber misbehavior adequately,
Sandia Emulytics blends Virtual Machine based testbeds, hardware in
the loop, and simulators as needed to maximize fidelity and scale. Now
a 10-year program, Sandia Emulytics supports heterogeneous modeling of
IT, electric power, telephony, IoT, cyber-physical phenomena, and user
behavior, and scales to millions of endpoints. The core toolset is
open source and publicly available. This talk will cover the
capability today, how attempting to model everything is a necessary
but ultimately lost endeavor, and current and future research
challenges.Bio:
Jonathan Crussell joined Sandia in 2010 and has a Ph.D. in Computer
Science from the University of California, Davis. His current research
interests include creating realistic models of networks and systems to
evaluate security properties using Emulytics, and the development of
analytics that are robust in the presence of adversarially crafted
input. In the past, his research has included mobile systems, mobile
applications, and malware analysis.

Location
1003 Kemper Hall

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