Dr. Saxena has a new NSF SaTC Medium (Transition to Practice) grant funded:
NSF Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Program Medium Grant, “Intrusion-Tolerant Outsourced Storage for Cyber-Infrastructure”, $900,000, Oct 2020 – Sep 2023, Lead PI. Collaborative project with: UC Irvine.
This project will investigate the design and development of next generation, secure storage and authentication services that will be fully resistant against intrusions onto the services themselves.
Zengrui Liu passed his PhD qualifiers: a systematic exposition of web browser fingerprinting. An important (though rather crowded) area, but with many big missing pieces.
Payton Walker rocked his PhD quals: a synthesization of passive side channel & active command injection attacks on voice interfaces. His work exposes a wide gap–what’s shown via controlled experiments in prior work may not meet the real-world parameterizations of these attacks.
Hacksaw: Biometric-Free Non-Stop Web Authentication in an Emerging World of Wearables. Prakash Shrestha and Nitesh Saxena In ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (WiSec), July 2020.