Cybersecurity Lecture Series with Shelby Allen

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    • Friday March 8, 2019
      12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Klaus Advanced Computing Building 266 Ferst Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30332, Rm 1116E&W
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Summary Sentence: Free, open-to-the public discussion about cybersecurity risks, trends, and techniques.

Full Summary: On Friday, March 8th guest speaker, GTRI Research Engineer, Shelby Allen will discuss the tasks of designing and validating secure software platforms as well as his own helpful resources and techniques for analysis. 

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  • Cybersecurity Lecture Series by IISP Cybersecurity Lecture Series by IISP

The Cybersecurity Lecture Series at Georgia Techisa free, one-hour lecture from a thought leader who is advancing the field of information security and privacy. Invited speakers include executives and researchers from Fortune 500 companies, federal intelligence agencies, start-ups, and incubators, as well as Georgia Tech faculty and students presenting their research. Lectures are open to all -- students, faculty, industry, government, or simply the curious.



Secure software development can be categorized into two major tasks: designing secure software and validating secure software.  In this talk, we will review both categories as well as some resources helpful for continuous learning. Designing secure software requires being aware of good design patterns as well as avoiding patterns that are famous for introducing common bugs. Validating the security of a particular piece of software is an undecidable problem: there is no analysis that can guarantee that software is bug-free, this doesn’t mean that the attempt shouldn’t be made. By narrowing the scope of what guarantees are made during analysis, one can collect actionable information both by statically inspecting code/binaries and dynamically running the program under analysis. We will discuss various techniques for both types of analysis. 


Shelby Allen is a Research Scientist at Georgia Tech Research Institute, focusing on R&D for software security and assurance. He received his bachelor’s from Georgia Tech for electrical engineering in 2007 and is expecting to finish the OMS CS program this semester. Before returning to Tech, he worked for various industries including cybersecurity, high-frequency trading, and embedded lighting control.


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Institute for Information Security and Privacy

Invited Audience
Faculty/Staff, Postdoc, Public, Graduate students, Undergraduate students
Career/Professional development, Conference/Symposium, Other/Miscellaneous, Seminar/Lecture/Colloquium
Shelby Allen, GTRI, security, computer-based cyber systems
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  • Created On: Jan 24, 2019 - 1:33pm
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