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CCI Integrated Security Seminar Series Fall 2022

October 3, 2022, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

CCI Integrated Security Seminar flyer

Date: Monday Oct. 3, 2022
Time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Location: ISERC and Zoom


Seminar topics

Trustworthy Base Station as-a-Service in 5G Networks

Speaker Mai Abdel-Malek, a postdoctoral associate with Wireless@Virginia Tech in the Virginia Tech Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will discuss how next-generation cellular networks are expected to offer better service quality, secure and reliable service provisioning, and more cooperative operation even in unexpected stressful situations. However, the current 4G and 5G standards do not offer security and privacy-friendly support for inter-operator agility and service mobility, a key enabler for such cooperation.  Abdel-Malek's group developed a novel UAV-assisted user-agility support framework that enables trustworthy seamless service migration in a zero-trust environment. The proposed framework facilitates temporal authentication-authority delegation and proxying to enable preservice and all-party mutual authentication.

How you look is who you are: The "appearance reveals character" lay theory increases support for facial profiling

How would you feel if you were rejected from a job because you didn’t look competent enough? Or if you were apprehended at a public place by the police because you looked like a criminal? Shilpa Madan, assistant professor, marketingVirginia Tech Pamplin College of Business will discuss how artificial intelligence seems to be an essential part of humanity’s future,  and one of its more far-reaching uses is facial profiling — predicting what people are like just based on their faces, and using this information for critical decisions such as whom to arrest and whom to hire. Among the myriad practical reasons why people may support or oppose facial profiling, their beliefs about whether or not people’s appearance reveals their character play an important role.

About this seminar series

This seminar series, co-hosted by the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative in Southwest Virginia (CCI SWVA) and The Integrated Security Education and Research Center (ISERC), focuses on integrated security.  Each seminar features two speakers from different areas of research who delve into the real-world, salient cybersecurity issues impacting businesses and individuals around the world.