UK-Qatar Cyber Security Workshop on Adaptive Information Security
24th October 2016, Doha Qatar
This workshop brings together researchers, educators and industry partners in cybersecurity to identify opportunities for collaboration and sharing experiences about cyber security research. The workshop builds on a Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) research project (www.adaptivesecurity.info). The workshop is facilitated by researchers from UK, UAE and Qatar, in partnership with QNRF, the Open University (UK), and the KINDI Computing Research Center at Qatar University.
Location: Room: G105, New Research Complex, Building H10, Qatar University (Route Map)
We welcomed participation from researchers, industry professionals and others with an interest in cyber security.
IoT security: what are we talking about?
IoT security is a very hot buzzword these days when it comes to new research directions. Unfortunately, it is very ill defined and it is not always clear which, if any, new problem needs to be tackled in that area. This talk will offer a brief overview of what IoT is (or not) as well as of IoT security. It will offer a generic framework to think about it and highlight a couple of new interesting research threads.
Controlling Data Leakage and Theft in Big Data Applications
In Big Data environments, information is made available as huge data sets or streams, collected and analyzed at different locations, asynchronously and under the responsibility of different authorities. It has become common for such data to be de-normalized, replicated and shuffled in other to boost performance of Big Data applications. Intuition suggests that such Big Data techniques may also boost security risks; for example they may:
Programme (pdf version)
09:00-10:30: Session 1 - Welcome & Keynote Presentation
- Welcome by Dr. Sumaya Al-Madeed
Head, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Qatar University
- Opening Remarks by Dr. Abbes Amira
Director, KINDI Research Lab, Qatar University
- Introductions and Context
- Prof. Bashar Nuseibeh, The Open University (OU), UK
- Dr. Khaled Khan, Qatar University (QU), Qatar
- Dr. Munir Tag, QNRF, Qatar
- Keynote Presentation: "IoT security: what are we talking about?"
Dr. Marc Dacier, Research Director, Cyber Security Group, QCRI / HBKU, Qatar
10:30-11:00: Coffee Break
11:00-12:00: Session 2 - Adaptive Information Security Project Presentations
- Adaptive Security for ownCloud: Dr Arosha Bandara (OU) & Dr Khaled Khan (QU)
- Requirements and Specifications for Adaptive Information Security: Dr Thein Tun (OU)
- Beyond "access denied": Dr Armstrong Nhlabatsi (QU) & Dr Yijun Yu (OU)
12:00-13:00: Lunch (including Posters & Demo)
13:00-13:45: Session 3 - Keynote Presentation
- "Controlling Data Leakage and Theft in Big Data Applications"
Prof. Ernesto Damiani, Chair of the Information Security Group and Program, Khalifa University, UAE
13:45-15:00: Session 4 - Research Presentations
- Blockchain Security and Privacy: Preliminary Data Analytics Perspective
Dr. Davor Svetinovic, Masdar Institute, UAE
- Practical cryptographic designs for restricted environments
Dr. Hoda A.Alkhzaimi, Director of Center for Cyber Security & Research Assistant Professor, Center for Cyber Security, New York University/Abu Dhabi
- Cyber Medicine: Adaptive Information Security in Healthcare
Dr. Ali Al Sanousi, Executive Chief Medical Information Officer, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar
- Adaptive Security Architecture Trends in 2016
Dr. Thieyacine Ely Fall, Qatar University
- Cyber Security Education – the Gulf MOOC Experience
Dr. Arosha Bandara, The Open University, UK
15:00-15:15: Coffee Break
15:15-15:55: Session 5 - Panel Discussion
- "International and commercial dimensions of cyber security research"
- John Taylor McEntire, Director of IP Commercialization, QF
- Dr. Munir Tag, Director - ICT, QNRF
- Dr. Ali Sanousi, Executive Chief Medical Information Officer, HMC
- Dr. Khaled Khan, Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Secure Software Engineering, QU
- Dr. Marc Dacier, Research Director, Cyber Security Group, QCRI / HBKU, QCRI
- Dr. Hoda A.Alkhzaimi, Director of Center for Cyber Security & Research Assistant Professor, Center for Cyber Security, New York University/Abu Dhabi
- Prof. Ernesto Damiani, Chair of the Information Security Group and Program, Khalifa University, UAE