Department of Computer Science, University of Houston
Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 11:00 – 12:00
Building 222, Room B263
Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 09:00 – 10:00
Slides: Adobe PDF
Host: Assane Gueye
Abstract: As cyber-physical systems are becoming more prevalent, mitigating the risks posed by cyberattacks against these systems is becoming an issue of paramount importance. In recent years, we have seen a number of successful cyberattacks against high-profile targets, which have demonstrated that resourceful and determined attackers can penetrate even highly secure and isolated systems. In light of these attacks, it becomes apparent that cybersecurity risks cannot be addressed by focusing only on prevention. Instead, systems must be designed to be resilient in the sense that they can operate safely even if an attacker has compromised some of their components. In this talk, I will discuss theoretical foundations for resilient design, focusing on topological aspects.
Bio: Aron Laszka is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Houston. His research interests broadly revolve around the security and resilience of cyber-physical systems and Internet of Things, the economics of cyber-security, and game-theoretic modeling of security problems. Previously, he was a Research Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University, and a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley from 2015 to 2016. He graduated summa cum laude with a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in 2014. In 2013, he was a Visiting Research Scholar at the Pennsylvania State University.