Cybersecurity Lecture Series - Sept. 16

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    • Friday September 16, 2016 - Saturday September 17, 2016
      12:00 pm - 12:59 pm
  • Location: Pettit Mircoelectronics Research Center, Room 102, 791 Atlantic Drive, Atlanta, GA
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Tara La Bouff,, 404.769.5408


Summary Sentence: Meet students, academic and industry leaders for intimate discussions about new cyber threats, trends and technologies.

Full Summary: Milos Prvulovic from the School of Computer Science leads a discussion about side-channel attacks and on-going research supported by DARPA.

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Meet academic and industry leaders for intimate discussions about new cyber threats, trends and technologies.

The weekly Cybersecurity Lecture Series is a free, open-to-the-public lecture from a thought leader who is advancing the field of information security and privacy. Invited speakers include executives and researchers from private companies, government agencies, start-up incubators as well as Georgia Tech faculty and students presenting their research.

Held weekly each Friday at Noon through Dec. 2, lectures are open to all -- students, faculty, industry, government, or simply the curious. Students may register for credit under seminar course CS-8001-INF.

Complimentary lunch provided for registered guests. Please bring your own beverage.

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Featuring Milos Prvulovic on Sept. 16

"Understanding, Alleviating and Exploiting Electro-Magnetic Side-Channel Signals"

A side-channel attack is an attack that exploits the low-power electronic signals a device emits even when it’s not connected to the Internet or a network. Such signals can leak sensitive data used in a computational task. Among side channels, the electromagnetic emanations are particularly interesting because they do not require any contact with the target device in order to read potentially sensitive and private data. While side-channel attacks can be conducted without understanding the relationship between computation and electromagnetic emanations, prevention is usually cost-, overhead-, power- and/or weight-intensive. In this talk, I will describe our work to understand the execution-emanations relationship, how this research can be used to "surgically" alleviate side-channel vulnerabilities, and even how it enables new beneficial uses of side-channel information.


Milos Prvulovic, Ph.D., is a professor in the School of Computer Science, College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research focuses on hardware and software support for program monitoring, debugging, and security. His research of side-channel emmanations and side-channel attacks has led to widespread interest from professional societies, the media and additional reserach sponsors -- most recently attracting a $9.4 million award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for continued study. In general, the goal of his research is to make both hardware and software more reliable and secure.

Prvulovic is a senior member of Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), served as the chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Microprogramming and Microarchitecture in 2016, and is a member of the Steering Committee for the ACM/IEEE MICRO conference. Prvulovic received his doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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College of Computing, School of Computer Science, School of Interactive Computing, School of Computational Science and Engineering, College of Computing Events, Institute for Information Security and Privacy

Invited Audience
Undergraduate students, Faculty/Staff, Public, Graduate students
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