[Access Control Models and Mechanisms] [Network and Systems Assurance] [Identity and Privacy Management]

[Access Control Models and Mechanisms]

In today's generation of information technology, it is critical to manage large-scale networks and distributed systems efficiently and securely. We are motivated to provide novel access control solutions that fulfill the needs of heterogeneous applications and environments. Our research and development focus on leading edge issues of access control, including generic access control models, methodologies, mechanisms, security policies, and innovative access control applications. This research has been supported by the following grants:

  • K. Selcuk Candan, Gail-Joon Ahn, and Hasan, Collaborative Research: Planning Grant: I/UCRC for Assured and SCAlable Data Engineering (CASCADE), $15,625, National Science Foundation, 2015 - 2016
  • Gail-J. Ahn, Assured Resource Sharing in Ad-hoc Collaboration, $479,000, Department of Energy, 2010 – 2015.
  • Gail-J. Ahn, Secure Information Sharing within a Collaboratory Environment, $265,000, Department of Energy CAREER Award, 2003 – 2010.
  • Gail-J. Ahn, Secure Information Sharing in Internet-based Collaborative Applications, $155,077, National Science Foundation, 2003 – 2009.
  • Gail-J. Ahn, Engineering a Role-based Infrastructure management System, $75,000, ETRI, 2002 – 2003.
  • Gail-J. Ahn, Role-based Access Control on PMI, $51,000, ETRI, 2001 – 2002.

[Network and Systems Assurance]

This research area is geared towards discovering ways to significantly enhance the security of computer networks and the reliability of systems assurance. We articulate the past and current technologies used, discovering their weaknesses and limitations, and aggressively proposing more promising technologies that provide systematic solutions to distributed network and systems. This research has been supported by the following grants:

  • Adam Doupé, SaTC: CORE: Medium: Collaborative: Taming Web Content Through Automated Reduction in Browser Functionality, NSF, $406,080, PI, 2017-2021
  • Gail-J. Ahn, Adam Doupé, Automatic Deep Malware Analysis Technology for Cyber Threat Intelligence, National Research Foundation, $708,160, PI.
  • Adam Doupé, XS-Shredder: A Cross-Layer Framework for Removing Code Bloat in Web Applications, ONR, $1,230,547, PI, 2017-2019
  • Adam Doupé, CAREER: Next Generation Black-Box Web Application Vulnerability Analysis, NSF, $416,585, PI, 2017-2022.
  • Gail-J. Ahn, Adam Doupé and Dijiang Huang, Collaborative Research: CICI: Secure and Resilient Architecture: SciGuard: Build- ing a Security Architecture for Science DMZ based on SDN and NFV Technologies, $499,484, National Science Foundation, 2016-2019.
  • Adam Doupé and Gail-J. Ahn, EDU: Collaborative: Educating the Security Workforce through On-Demand Live Competitions, $154,643, National Science Foundation, 2016 - 2018.
  • Gail-J. Ahn, ASU + Intel CID/NPG Collaboration, $120,000, Intel Corp., 2016.
  • Gail-J. Ahn, Dissecting Social Dynamics and Malware Attributions for Mitigating Network-centric Attacks, $300,000, Army Research Office, 2016 - 2019.
  • Anna Scaglione and Gail-J. Ahn, Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium (CREDC), $1,200,000, Department of Energy, 2015 - 2020.
  • Gail-J. Ahn, Assurance Management of Mobile Applications, $584,265, National Research Foundation, 2014 - 2020.
  • Nadya Bliss, Dave White, Ross Maciejewski, Gary Dirks, Paul Westerho, Steven Corman, Gail-J. Ahn, Nancy Cooke, Hasan Davulcu,Huan Liu, Jose Lobo, Edward Finn, Cameron Thies, and Daniel Bliss, Person-centric Information Landscapes and Location-based Analytics, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), $20,000,000, 2014 - 2019.
  • Gail-J. Ahn, A Study of Cyber Strategy Techniques with Data Diversity, $75,000, ETRI, 2014 - 2015
  • Gail-J. Ahn, Identifying and Extracting Deviant Footprints on Mobile Devices, $63,323, Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold, 2013 - 2014
  • Gail-J. Ahn, Policy-aware Secure Collaboration in Fog Computing, $110,910, Cisco Research, 2013 - 2014
  • Gail-J. Ahn, Socio-metrics: Identifying Invisible Deviant Adversaries, $50,000, Army Research Office, 2013 - 2014
  • Gail-J. Ahn, SNGuard: Securing Dynamic Online Social Networks, $500,000, National Science Foundation, 2008 - 2013.
  • Gail-J. Ahn, Malware Behavior Analysis, $50,000, GoDaddy.com, 2011 - 2012
  • Gail-J. Ahn, Detecting and Responding Network-centric Attack through Visual Analysis, $102,507, National Security Agency, 2007 - 2009.
  • Tom Holt, Gail-J. Ahn and Bill Chu, Examining The Creation, Distribution and Function of Malware On-Line, $280,073, Dept of Justice/NIJ, 2007 - 2009.
  • Teresa Dahlberg, Gail-J. Ahn, Essam El-Kwae, and Asis Nasipuri, Experimental Testbed for Mobile Network Protocols, $100,000, National Science Foundation, 2001 – 2005.
  • Bill Chu, Gail-J. Ahn, Yongge Wang and Brent Kang, Analyzing and Defeating Network-centric Attacks Using Honeypots, $108,000, e-Business Technology Institute, 2005 – 2007.
  • Yuliang Zheng ang Gail-J. Ahn, Security in Pervasive Computing, $57,000, Hewlett-Packard Research, 2002 – 2003.
  • Seok-Won Lee, Gail-J. Ahn and Bill Chu, Critical Infrastructure Protection Center Initiatives: DITSCAP Automation, $294,500, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, 2004 - 2006.

[Identity and Privacy Management]

The Internet is now a prime vehicle for business, community, and personal interactions. The notion of identity is the important component of this vehicle. However, user's identities are scattered across isolated Internet sites and various security and privacy issues of identity have been increased. In this research area we have investigated security and privacy issues of identity management. This research has been supported by the following grants:

  • Gail-J. Ahn, Collaborative Research: Privacy-aware Collaborative Data Sharing in Human-centered Social Networks, $200,000, National Science Foundation, 2015 - 2018.
  • Gail-J. Ahn, User-centric Identity Management on Mobile Devices, $469,549, Open Invention Network, 2010 - 2012.
  • Gail-J. Ahn, User-controlled Persona in Virtual Community, $269,000, National Science Foundation, 2009 - 2013.
  • Gail-J. Ahn, User-centric Identity and Privacy Management, $150,911, Bank of America, 2005 - 2007.
  • Gail-J. Ahn, Privacy Attribute Specification and Management, $105,839, Bank of America, 2004 - 2005.
  • Gail-J. Ahn, Privacy Attribute Management, $101,881, Bank of America, 2003 - 2004.
  • Gail-J. Ahn, Access and Identity Management, $89,000, Bank of America, 2002 - 2003.
  • Gail-J. Ahn and Zhaoyu Liu, Email Fraud Protection for Financial Services, $16,300, Bank of America, 2002.
  • Gail-J. Ahn, Scalable Token-based Authentication: Architecture and Mechanisms, $35,000, National Science Foundation, 2001-2003.
  • Gail-J. Ahn, Authentication Architecture for Healthcare Information, $36,998, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2000-2001.