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2017

  • Oct 13: Prof. Chun attends Security and Privacy Data in NYC , hosted by SUNY Stony Brook National Institute of Security.

  • Oct: National Security Awareness Month. There are events, readings, tips, and seminars to be more secure in computing and daily digital activities.

  • Sep 1: Prof. Chun is an international research collaborator for the large size research project funded to the Smart Society Research Team, a consortium of multi-university leaders, led by Prof. Dongwook Kim at Seoul National University. This project is supported by NRF (National Research Foundation of Korea) to the SSRT, starting Sep 1, 2017 to Aug 31, 2021, and investigates the opportunities and risks and workforce issues in the intelligent society driven by highly intelligent and affective Robotics and AI algorithms.

  • June 22: Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is signed between the Smart Society Research Team of the Graduate School of Public Administration at Seoul National University (“SSRT”) and the iSecure Lab at CUNY College of Staten Island (“iSecure Lab”). The MOU is an agreement that both parties express their common intention of establishing a long-term cooperation in the fields of scientific research, conferences, and projects in order to jointly pursue academic activities and to mutually utilize the achieved results.

  • June 7-9: The 18th International Conference on Digital Government Research includes the Cyber Security in Government track. Dr. Chun is co-chair of the track. The following papers are presented:
    1. Cybersecurity Innovation in Government: A Case Study of U.S. Pentagon’s Vulnerability Reward Program,
    2. Research on Distribution of Responsibility for De-identification Policy of Personal Information;
    3. An Empirical Study on the Effect of Information Security Activities: Focusing on Technology, Institution, and Awareness


2016

  • Prof. Chun will co-edit a new book on IoT Security, which will be published in 2017.
  • Congratulations to three ISI major students, Alhaji Nyallay, Maliha Mowla, and Thomas Cosares for the NSF SFS (Scholarship for Service) scholarship awards. Two of these students were also participants for the summer camp for Data Analytics and Cyber Security (Alhaji and Maliha).
  • July 19th, 2016: This year's summer camp participants presented their project at the final presentation and the certificate award ceremony on July 19th. The five high school students and the five college assistants are awarded the certificate of completion. Congratulations to all the participants.
  • Dr. Chun held a summer camp on the Open data analytics and Cyber Security at College of Staten Island, CUNY during two weeks from July 6 to July 19th. Five high school students and five college assistants are paired to learn the data analysis and cybersecurity.
  • June 11: Prof. Chun attends the Symposium on the Global Cyber Security, at Korea University. She served as part of the organization team. She was a guest to their opening ceremony of the Center for Cyber Security at Korea University, South Korea.
  • Dr. Geller presented our paper at CCSC-MS Fourteenth Annual Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges Mid-South Conference on April 2, 2016 in Memphis, TN.
  • SWSIS 2016-17 scholarship applications now accepted Since 2011, Applied Computer Security Associates, sponsor of the ACSAC, LASER, and NSPW conferences, has offered scholarships for women in security-related undergraduate and masters' degree programs through the Scholarships for Women Studying Information Security (SWSIS, www.swsis.org). Thanks to a $250,000 4-year contribution by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) in early 2014, ACSA expanded our program to award 11 scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year, and 16 for the 2015-16 academic year. The Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W), an arm of the Computing Research Alliance, led selection of scholarship winners. Information about the 27 SWSIS Scholars (scholarship winners) is available at www.swsis.org. ACSA, CRA-W, and HPE are pleased to announce that applications for 2016-17 scholarships are accepted Dec 28 2015 - Feb 29 2016. To apply, an applicant must provide: * An essay describing her interest and background in the information security field. * A current transcript. * A resume or CV. * At least two letters of reference (typically from faculty members). * Her university name and class status. The scholarship is renewable for a second year subject to availability of funds, given proof of satisfactory academic progress. Preference is for US citizens or permanent residents; funds are available for use at any US campus of a US university. More information at www.swsis.org or swsis@swsis.org Jeremy Epstein, Director, Scholarship Programs Applied Computer Security Associates, Inc.

2015

  • October is the national cyber security awareness month!
  • Sep 15: Participate in Build-it, Break-it, Fix-it Contest , starting October 1. Are you a student at a US-based university? Do you like programming? Do you like hacking? Do you want to win up to $8000 in prize money? If so, we invite you and your friends to participate in the Build-it, Break-it, Fix-it Security-oriented programming contest, beginning on October 1. This contest is run by UMD's Maryland Cybersecurity Center. Details and signups are at https://builditbreakit.org/ In a nutshell: Contestants build and break software over the course of three rounds, each lasting roughly two weeks. At the end, there will be two sets of winners, the best builder and the best breaker, and two runners-up. The two w inning teams earn $4000 each, and the two runners up earn $2500 each. The contest is entirely online -- no need to travel. Any student that is a US citizen or is enrolled at a US university is eligible to participate. The contest starts on October 1, and concludes November 8. SIgn up today at https://builditbreakit.org/ Email info@builditbreakit.org for more information.
  • July 10, 2015: Summer camp had 16 high school students (9 female, 7 male) ranging from 8th and 11th grades from Newark Schools. They presented the two week-long data analytics and data privacy and security project results.

  • June 29, 2015: iSecure Lab collaborates with Rutgers CIMIC for the 15th Annual Summer Camp. Prof. Chun directs the summer camp focusing on the theme on Data Analytics: Opportunities and Risks. Discussions on privacy and security risks are to be researched and discussed among campers.

  • May 17-19, 2015: Prof. Chun has attended 2015 International Security Education Workshop in Atlanta GA. Her travel is partially sponsored by the workshop organization.

  • Apr 30, 2015: Chathura Pigera delivered a poster presentation at Undergraduate Research Conference, the annual event at CUNY College of Staten Island. His topic was to evaluate and enhance the open government transparency level of a NYS Social Welfare Agency.

  • Apr 29, 2015: iSecure Lab Guest Speaker Series: Prof. Jaideep Vaidya, Rutgers University, presented on Privacy in the era of Big Data: Challenges and Solutions, at the Graduate Center.

  • Mar 25, 2015: iSecure Lab Guest Speaker Series: Prof. Wendy Hui Wang, Stevens Institute of Technology gave a talk on Integrity verification of outsourced data mining computations at the Graduate Center.

  • Mar 2015: A fraud ontology is developed and we launched a SLOB version for Fraud Learning.

  • Mar 5, 2015: iSecure Lab Guest Speaker Series : Dr. Edgar Weippl, scheduled to give a CS Colloquium talk at the Graduate Center.

  • Prof. Chun serves on the PC for ARES 2015 and DBSec 2015.

  • Jan 14, 2015: Prof. Chun with Prof. Oria presented the iSecure work on RU Online and Hybrid Learning Conference .

  • Jan, 2015: The new course on Security and Risk Management (BUS315) is cancelled for Spring 2015. It will be offered in the Fall 2015 semester.

2014

  • Nov 12, 2014: Azmira Ljekperic joins the research group. Welcome!
  • Nov 6, 2014: A new version of SLOB now displays the book pages.
  • Nov 6, 2014: Ashneel joins the research group. Welcome!
  • Nov 1, 2014: Two undergraduate research positions are available. If you are interested, please contact Prof. Chun at soon.chun@csi.cuny.edu.
  • Oct 28, 2014: Ankur joins the research group. Welcome!
  • Oct 17, 2014: Career Discovery in Cyber Security: A Women's Symposium, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering
  • Prof. Chun co-chairs a special track on the AI and Cyber Security at FLAIRS-28.
  • Prof. Chun will serve a co-Track chair of the Semantic Web Applications at ACM SAC 2015

  • June 30-July 11, 2014: Prof. Chun leads the summer camp on the theme of "Online Privacy and Security" .
  • June 24, 2014, the research paper "A Hybrid Approach to Developing a Cyber Security Ontology" accepted to DATA2014, Vienna, Austria, Aug 28-31, 2014.
  • June 19, 2014, Prof. Chun attended the dg.o2014 conference and presented a security paper with Dr. Choi entitled "Smart SecureGov: Mobile Government Security Framework," at 15th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research, Aguascalientes City, Mexico.
  • May 21, 2014, Prof Chun presents a poster on the iSecure Project entitled "Developing Cyber Security Ontology and Linked Data of Security Knowledge Network," at Flairs-27, Pansicola Beach, FL.
  • May 15, 2014: A new course proposal on "BUS315 Information Security and Risk Management" has been approved. To be offered in Spring 2015.

  • May 14, 2014: iSecure Guest Speaker Series presents Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham speaking on
    CLOUD-CENTRIC ASSURED INFORMATION SHARING on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, Time: 11am-12:00pm
    Location: 3N-219 Conference Room, School of Business
  • May 1, 2014: Amy Luo, iSecure Lab research assistant at CSI/Honors College, CUNY presented a poster on iSecure project on Cyber security eLearning Library, at CSI Undergraduate Conference on Research, Scholarship, and Performance .
  • Apr 30, 2014: Profs. Curtmola, Oria and Chun presented the iSecure Project Research and Tools at the 2nd Annual Symposium -- Cybersecurity Education: A Pipeline Approach, Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ.
  • Apr 2014: Prof. Chun attends WiCyS: Women in CyberSecurity Conference
  • Mar 2014: SKAT- Security Knowledge Acquisition Tool is launched.
  • Mar 2014: Ultimate Course Search Tool launched.
  • Feb 2014: SKAT - Security Knowledge Acquisition Tool for Experts are being developed.
  • Feb 2014: FLAIRS-27 poster accepted for presentation in May.
  • Jan 2014: Prof. Zhang will be on board as a participant in the security learning tool evaluation study.

2013

  • Dec 28, 2013: Happy Holidays!
  • Prof. Chun serves on the PC for DBSec 2014

  • Nov 30, 2013: SLOB - Security Learning using Cyber Security Ontology Browser.
  • Nov 10, 2013: The web application to navigate and search the security ontology is launched. Visit the security ontology browser (SOB).
  • October 3: We are on the verge of launching the first version of Universal Course Search System!
  • Security Ontology v 1.0 is published on the WebProtege.
  • The Learning Preferences Videos are published a youtube channel.
  • Sep 3rd: Arwa presented the ontology development methodology and results paper at the ARES 2013 workshop on Security Ontology! The published paper is in the publications page.
  • Aug 21, 2013: Congratulations to Grace Zhao for winning a GHC Scholarship Award sponsored by ACM-W scholarship to attend the 2013 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.
  • The next project meeting will be on Aug 29, 2013.
  • Profs. Chun and Curtmola were part of the organization team for DBSec 2013 conference .
  • May 21, 2013: IRB at NJIT is approved. Congratulations.
  • May 15, 2013: Security Ontology paper is accepted to ARES 2013 International Workshop on Security Ontologies and Taxonomies, University of Regensburg, Germany. September 2nd - 6th, 2013
  • The current version of our Security Ontology is available for download and shared at WebProtege.
  • iSecure Lab has a Website now! Thank you Arwa for setting up the website.



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