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Great Lakes Security Day 2017

Great Lakes Security Day 2017

The first Great Lakes Security Day (GLSD) was held on Sep. 22, 2017 at RIT. It was a great event with 100 registered participants, and we look forward to more GLSDs in the future. Thank you all for participating.

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The goal of GLSD is to bring together premier practitioners, researchers, students, and funding partners in security, in and around Western and Upstate New York. GLSD serves as an opportunity to share the latest advances, debate roadmaps and future directions, create new collaborations, and seek new opportunities.

Slaughter Hall on the RIT Campus
Slaughter Hall on the RIT Campus

Key Dates

  • Sep. 1: Presentation Abstracts Due
  • Sep. 8: Poster Abstracts Due
  • Sep. 11: Poster Decisions Announced
  • Sep. 14: RSVP Due
  • Sep. 22: GLSD!


Call for Presentations and Posters

We invite presentation proposals that concern research on computer and network security, broadly defined. GLSD is not a publication venue, so we can accept overviews of your lab's most recent works, a talk covering an accepted or very recently published paper, position talks, exciting early results, and more. If you would like to present at GLSD, please email us ( on or before Sep. 1 with a title, presenter and affiliation, and a short abstract.

There will be 6-7 slots for presentations in the schedule. If we have more presentation proposals than slots, we will select presentations based on the diversity of the participants’ talks, and appeal to a broad audience. Each slot is 25 minutes long, including at least 5 minutes for questions.

We also invite you to submit a poster proposal. Posters should concern security and can report on ongoing work. GLSD posters do not need to be about polished or complete results. Proposals for presentations of preliminary work, progress reports on ongoing projects, useful lessons from research that has failed, and tool demos are also welcomed at GLSD. Posters will be displayed outside the auditorium where we will have the distinguished talk by Patrick McDaniel of Penn State. We have limited space for posters, and we’ll follow the same selection process that we have for presentations. If you would like to present at GLSD, please email us ( on or before Sep. 8 with a title, list of authors and affiliations, and a short abstract (not the poster pdf).



8:00 AM Slaughter Hall 2220-2230 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM Slaughter Hall 2220-2230

Welcome and Presentations 1-3


Joanna Cecilia de Silva Santos, Rochester Institute of Technology
Understanding Software Vulnerabilities Related to Architectural Security Tactics: An Empirical Investigation of Chromium, PHP and Thunderbird

Huichuan Xia, Syracuse University
Challenges of Privacy and Security Protection in Crowdsourcing

Zhanpeng Jin, Binghamton University
From Brain Biometrics to Brain Hacking: Convergence of Neuroscience and Cyber Technology

10:00 AM Slaughter Hall 2220-2230 Break
10:30 AM Slaughter Hall 2220-2230

Presentations 4-7


John Criswell, University of Rochester
Securing Commodity Systems with Secure Virtual Architecture

S. Jay Yang, Rochester Institute of Technology
Towards Automatic Model Extraction and Scenario Synthesis of Cyber Attacks


Giuseppe Petracca, Pennsylvania State University
On Limitations of Access Control Models for Privacy-Sensitive Sensors

Berkay Celik, Pennsylvania State University
SaINT: Sensitive Information Tracking for IoT Applications

12:20 PM Slaughter Hall 2210 Lunch
1:50 PM Golisano Hall Atrium Poster Session 1
2:40 PM Golisano Hall Atrium Poster Session 2
3:30 PM Golisano Hall Atrium Break and Reception
4:00 PM Golisano Hall Auditorium Distinguished Lecture, sponsored by the IEEE regional chapter.
  Patrick McDaniel, Pennsylvania State University
Tracing the Arc of Smartphone Application Security
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    Registration is closed

    Registration is free, as the event is sponsored by the RIT GCCIS Center for Cybersecurity and the IEEE regional chapter.

    Venue and Parking

    GLSD will be held in rooms 2220 and 2230 in Louise Slaughter Hall on the campus of Rochester Institute of Technology (SLA on the map), with the afternoon poster sessions and distinguished lecture in the Golisano building (GOL on the map). Registrants can request a parking pass on the Registration Form, and they will get an email with a pass to print out and bring, plus instructions on where to park and where to go.

    Contintental breakfast, snacks, and lunch will be provided. If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know when you register, and we will do our best to accommodate.

    Nearby Hotels

    There are lots of hotels close to RIT. These include the Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport, which is on the edge of the RIT campus.


    Program co-chairs

    • Marina Blanton, University at Buffalo
    • Yang Wang, Syracuse University
    • Matthew Wright, RIT

    Local arrangements

    • Amanda Zeluff, RIT