Smothered in malware. What's new?
I'm the PI on an NSF EAGER grant (with Carl Weems of Iowa State and Irfan Ahmed of UNO) that explores the relationship between psychological traits and both "good" and "bad" cyber behavior. The grant is approximately $250K and we'll complete the work over 2014-2015. We're excited about the work and the chance for doing some interdisciplinary cybersecurity research and we're currently applying for more funding to keep this effort alive.
Our $1.2M proposal, "TWC: Medium: Collaborative: Towards a Binary-Centric Framework for Cyber Forensics in Enterprise Environments", in collaboration with Purdue, was funded in 2014. We'll complete the work over a three year period. All the graduate student positions for this grant are currently filled--thanks for all the interest!
Jonathan Grier and I won the best paper award at DFRWS 2015 for our paper "Rapid Forensic Imaging of Large Disks with Sifting Collectors".
The 2015 DFRWS Forensics Challenge is a wrap, but solutions and preliminary work are now posted. Our hope is that this preliminary work will spur additional memory forensics research in this area.
New NSF EAGER Grant
New NSF Cyber Grant
DFRWS 2015 Challenge