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2 :0 0 p m - 6 :0 0 p m
Title: Information Security
Andrew H. Sung and Srinivas Mukkamala
New Mexico Tech.

Audience: Attendees of HiPC with general interest in cyber security, and high performance computing researchers and practitioners interested in potential applications of high performance computing in information security.

Course Description: As a result of the growing awareness of computer security, the reported rapidly increasing incidents of security breaches and malicious attacks, and even the threat of cyber terrorism, there is an increasing need for governments, organizations, enterprises, and individuals to employ enhanced security measures and security devices to protect their computer systems and information assets. Thus, information security and the broader area of information assurance have become timely research topics, to which the practice of high performance computing are of great interest due to their potential for solving many of the very difficult and important problems in information security.

This tutorial covers the basic concepts and issues of information security. A general introduction to the common topics will be presented, followed by an in-depth coverage of selected topics on firewalls, intrusion detection, cryptography and steganography, and wireless network security, with emphasis on the potential applications of high performance computing in solving some of the most challenging problems in these areas.

Lecturer: Andrew H. Sung is currently Professor and Chairman of the Computer Science Department of New Mexico Tech, and a coordinator of the school’s new Information Technology Program. He is also the Associate Director for Education and Training of ICASA (Institute for Complex Additive Systems Analysis, a research division of New Mexico Tech specializing in information technology, information assurance, and analysis and protection of critical infrastructures as complex interdependent systems).

Andrew Sung received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1984. He joined New Mexico Tech in 1987, and served as the Computer Science department chair from 1988 to 1993, and again since January 2000. He has over 100 publications and his current research focus is information security and assurance.

Srinivas Mukkamala is currently a doctoral student at the Computer Science Department of New Mexico Tech. He is currently working in the areas of information assurance, soft computing applications for information assurance and computer forensics. Srinivas Mukkamala received his B.E. in Computer Science and Engineering from University of Madras in 1999, M.S. in Computer Science at New Mexico Tech. He is currently a research assistant and a student lead of the information assurance research group at New Mexico Tech. He has over 30 publications in the areas of information assurance and security.