IEEE SPS Winter School on Security and Privacy Issues in Biometrics

Biometrics is the science of recognizing individuals based on their biological and behavioral attributes such as face, fingerprints, iris, voice, gait, etc. As biometric systems are being increasingly deployed in a number of critical applications, its vulnerabilities must be carefully analyzed and addressed. The IEEE Winter School on Security and Privacy Issues in Biometrics (WSB2017) will introduce participants to the vulnerabilities of biometric systems and discuss ways in which these vulnerabilities can… Read More

2016 – Cyber Security Awareness Week – CSAW

NYU Abu Dhabi is pleased to announce that it will partner with NYU Tandon School of Engineering to host CSAW competitions for the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region in 2016.  Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur will also host concurrent competitions, expanding CSAW’s reach as an international competition with worldwide impact.   CSAW NYU Abu Dhabi is managed by a team of undergraduate and graduate students, and researchers from the Engineering Department… Read More

Asia Conference on Computer and Communications Security

About ASIACCS 2017 Building on the success of ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), the ACM Special Interest Group on Security, Audit, and Control (SIGSAC) formally established the annual ACM Asia Conference on Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS). The inaugural ASIACCS was held in Taipei (2006). Since then ASIACCS has been held in Singapore (2007), Tokyo (2008), Sydney (2009), Beijing (2010), Hong Kong (2011), Seoul (2012), Hangzhou (2013), Kyoto (2014),… Read More

IEEE Int’l Workshop on Information Forensics & Security

About WIFS The IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security (WIFS) is the primary annual event organized by the IEEE Information Forensics and Security (IFS) Technical Committee. Its major objective is to bring together researchers from relevant disciplines to exchange new ideas and the latest results and to discuss emerging challenges in different areas of information security. The 8th edition of WIFS will be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, from December… Read More

Multimedia Security: Digital Image and Video Marking

Abstract Dr. Ersin Elbasi Associate Professor, Higher Colleges of Technology Distribution of movies, music, and images is now faster and easier via computer technology, especially on the Internet. Hence, content owners (e.g., movie studios and recording companies) are concerned about illegal copying of their content. Watermarking is a major technology to achieve copyright protection and multimedia security. Robust image watermarking is the process of embedding an invisible watermark in an image in… Read More

UAE Security Day – 2016

CCS-AD continues to develop high quality research that addresses challenges relevant to the UAE and region.  The UAE has one of the most advanced Information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructures in the region, as well as a high number of high-tech organizations and enterprises. However, advanced ICT infrastructures are the most vulnerable to threats and to the continuously changing advances in cyber-crime and cyber-warfare. The need for UAE based research in information… Read More

Cyber Security Workshop

The Center for Cyber Security – Abu Dhabi (CCS-AD) continues to develop a high quality research program relevant to the UAE and region.  To address this goal CCS-AD organized a half day series of guest lectures by some of the top researchers in Asia and Europe who work in the broad field of cyber security.  Details Date: April 3, 2016 Location: NYUAD Saadiyat Campus, Humanities Building (A6), Conference Center View map Organized by Nasir… Read More

Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge

A group of four undergraduate students, led by CCS-AD’s Post Doctoral Fellow, Claude Fachkha competed for the first time in the Cyber 9/12 Challenge hosted by the Atlantic Council in Geneva Switzerland this April.  The two day event tested international students in tackling a fictional cyber catastrophe.  The team CCS-AD sent was the only team competing from the MENA (Middle East North Africa) region. NYU Abu Dhabi Student Team William B Held,… Read More

Design for Security: The Hardware-Up Principle

Abstract Simha Sethumadhavan Professor, Computer Science, Columbia University In this talk, I will describe a new design principle for security: the hardware-up principle. Hardware-up security means that systems should be secured starting from hardware instead of the existing popular approach where software layers are secured, assuming that the lower layers are secure when they are not. I will discuss how systems designed for security from hardware-up offer unique advantages unavailable in current protection… Read More

LaTex Training Session

Abstract Abdullah M. Heyari Research Engineer, CCS-AD Academic and scientific writing has been highly supported by the introduction of the LaTeX typesetting system. Since its initial release in 1985 by Leslie Lamport, it started to gain popularity and adoption to become the standard software system for technical writing. Not only does LaTeX enable writing mathematical notations neatly, but it also helps crafting elegant documents. Such documents can be books, theses, papers, presentations,… Read More