Regional Security Day – 2015

The goal of this roundtable was to explore cyber security research, focusing on problems most relevant to the region.  How can we develop relevant and impactful research collaborations engaging to the MENA region?  What are the roadblocks we face to effectively collaborate, how do we problem solve and discover ways to overcome them?  In addition, related topics such as data sharing, test-bed development, and the recruitment of cyber security talent will also be addressed.  Researchers from Qatar, KSA, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey, Oman, India, Kuwait, Turkey, and Australia have joined this day long event in previous years and this year, twenty professionals joined in the panels and workshops.

 

 Details
  • Date:
  • Location: NYUAD Saadiyat Campus, Humanities Building (A6), Conference Center View map

 

Organized by

  • Nasir Memon, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, NYU Tandon School of Engineering & Principal Investigator, CCS-AD
  • Ramesh Karri, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Co-Principal Investigator, CCS-AD
  • Bianca Arkeen, Center Coordinator, CCS-AD

Guest Speakers/Presenters

A full scope of the biographies of the guests can be found here & presentations can be accessed here.
    • Dr. Dimitrios Serpanos, Principal Scientist, Cyber Security, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
    • Basheer Al-Duwairi, Chairman, Department of Network Engineering & Security, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
    • Ernesto Damiani, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering & Chair of the Information Security Group and Program, KHALIFA University (KUSTAR), UAE
    • Prof. Martina Newell-Mcloughlin, Division Manager – Research, Abu Dhabi Education Council: Creating a Research Support and Funding Structure for the Abu Dhabi Research Community
    • Michail Maniatakos, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NYU Abu Dhabi
    • Manindra Agrawal, Dean of Faculty Affairs and Co-PI of the Cyber Security Center, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
    • Sri Parameswaran, Professor & Program Director for Computer Engineering, University of New South Wales, Australia
    • Sobeeh Almukhaizim, Associate Professor, Computer Engineering Department, Kuwait University, Kuwait
    • Monther Aldwairi, Associate Professor, College of Technological Innovation & Department of Network Engineering and Security, Zayed University & Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), Jordan
    • Saqib Ali, Associate Professor, Program Coordinator, M.Sc. Information Systems Department of Information Systems, Sultan Qaboos University, OmanMoustafa Youssef, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology, Egypt

 

Agenda

8:30 – 9:00am    Arrival and refreshments
9:00 – 9:30am    Opening remarks
9:30 – 10:30am    Panel I: Data-Driven Security, Moderator: Nasir Memon, PI, CRISSP-AD

10:30 – 10:45am    Break
10:45 – 11:45am     Lead Presentation: Creating a Research Support and Funding Structure for the Abu Dhabi Research Community, Speaker: Prof. Martina Newell-Mcloughlin, Division Manager – Research, Abu Dhabi Education Council

Panel II: Global Funding Mechanisms in Cybersecurity, Moderator: Ramesh Karri, PI, CRISSP-AD

11:45–12:45pm    Presentations: Regional Cybersecurity research and Capacity Building
• 10 minute presentations outlining current and planned research and capacity building activities in the region
• Six university representatives to participate

12:45–2:00p    Buffet Lunch + CRISSP-AD posters
2:00–3:00p    Breakout Session: Let us make the cyberspace safe and secure
• Group 1
• Group 2

3:00-3:30p    Reports from Breakout Group Discussions
3:30–3:45p    Closing Remarks & Next Steps