Dr. Saxena has a new NSF SaTC Medium (Transition to Practice) grant funded:
NSFSecure 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.
Voicefox: Leveraging Inbuilt Transcription to Enhance the Security of Machine-Human Speaker Verification against Voice Synthesis Attacks
Maliheh Shirvanian, Manar Mohammed, Abhishek Anand and Nitesh Saxena.
In Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC), December 2020.
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.
Anuradha Mandal passes her PhD quals with flying colors. Extensive literature survey of privacy leakage from brain+wrist sensors. Talking about companies trying to learn people’s medical conditions, these devices will likely be the most effective/accurate means of exploitation.
Mohammed Jubur passes his PhD qualifier with flying colors. His literature survey critically questions the regular advice from security experts to use current password managers (and two factor authentication).
Prakash Shrestha successfully defended his PhD dissertation today (“New Authentiation and Privacy Paradigms in Mobile and Wearable Computing”). Great work, hard problems, many top papers (1 CCS, 1 NDSS, 2 Wisec, ACSAC, CSUR and more), Dean’s award, etc.
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