Masters Thesis Research Proposal: Dibyajyoti Ghosh and Sumit More


Tuesday, October 4, 2011, 10:30am - Tuesday, October 4, 2011, 11:30am

ITE 325 - B

In this week's lab meeting we will have Dibyajyoti Ghosh and Sumit More talk about the research they will be pursuing for their Masters Thesis.

Dibyajyoti will be talking about "Mobile application centric privacy policy preservation through context aware middleware in smartphones". His work is a part of the NSF granted Platys project. More specifically, he will be taking up Pramod Jagtap's work.

Existing mobile operating systems primarily offer permission based policies at install time and runtime. Projects like Secure Application INTeraction (Saint) and Mockdroid extend a popular mobile middleware to restrict access to resources based on application settings and by incorporating signature and application configuration based policies. He will be exploring means of augmenting smartphone middleware with dynamic privacy policy preservation to enable future mobile applications to adapt their inter and intra communication based on dynamic user contexts as well.

Sumit More will talk about "A pre-facto threat/vulnerability detection model." Data is the currency of today's IT era. With the number of data sources accruing with each passing day; cyber crimes of data theft, espionage etc are increasing as well. A post-facto analysis of such cyber crimes do help in preventing similar future attacks; however the system remains vulnerable to newer types of attacks. We try to analyse different data sources and come up with a pre-facto threat/vulnerability detection model which will monitor the data streams and predict if a vulnerability is being exposed or if there is a potential future attack in making.

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