Workshop on Trustworthy Hardware

Abstract Hardware security and trustworthy hardware are on the brink of a revolution and this workshop and the resulting special issue/book seek to showcase the latest advances in state-of-the-art trustworthy hardware and identify the most promising research frontiers in IC and system security. The scope of this workshop spans critical aspects of IC and system security ranging from theoretical and conceptual foundations, synthesis, testing and verification, to modeling and optimization to case… Read More

Jason Healey on Dynamics of Cyber Conflict

In almost all areas of national security, new personnel are instructed in the importance of understanding the lessons of history in order to better tackle current issues. Yet this practice has been all but ignored when it comes to cyber. Cyber history is believed to be irrelevant as the field is constantly evolving and new technologies and methodologies emerge every day. In fact, cyber has an extensive history that reaches far beyond… Read More

Cyber Stability and Security in the Gulf: Challenges and Opportunities

This one-day conference on cybersecurity threats and opportunities in the Gulf region, is jointly hosted by the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative and NYU Abu Dhabi’s Center for Cyber Security. Recent high profile cyber breaches in the region’s finance and energy sectors have highlighted the need to focus on cybersecurity and its importance to state and economic stability. The United Arab Emirates’ unique position as an economic, energy, and transportation hub makes… Read More

CSAW’14 – High School Forensics Challenge

Finalist Announcement! Congratulations to UAE Finalist Teams! Caerus from Emirates International School Meadows in Dubai and the team from Delhi Private School in Dubai were our top finalists.  The two teams received dan expense-paid trip to New York City and competed in the 2015 CSAW @ NYU HSF competition in November of 2014. We thank all the students and their mentor teachers for participating in the High School Forensics challenge.  This year’s HSF… Read More

Regional Security Day – 2014

CCS-AD hosted a day long research round table to develop a cyber security research agenda that focused on problems that are most relevant to the region. To make the region a leader in the cyber security area, the round table explored concrete collaborative research projects that can engage leading cyber security researchers in the region, including researchers from Qatar, KSA, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Turkey. The discussion touched on a wide variety… Read More

Cyber Security Panel Discussion

On March 10th, CCS-AD organized a panel discussion at the 2nd International IT Conference 2014. The panel was moderated by Dr. Mustaque Ahamad and entitled Looking Ahead: Cyber Security Challenges and Opportunities. The panelists included: Dr. Mahir Nayfeh, VP at Booz Allen Hamilton, Dr. Iyad Rahwen, Associate Professor at Masdar Institute of Technology, and Ajit Naidu, CIO of Mubadala. Prior to the discussion Dr. Nayfeh gave a talk on predictive and proactive… Read More