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Center for the Advancement of Research and Education in Information Assurance



Vision Statement

The Center for the Advancement of Research and Education in Information Assurance (CARE-IA) at RIT strives to provide the leadership for information Assurance education and research to provide creative and innovative educational and research experience, to promote collaboration between colleges, government and Industry in IA research, training, and curriculum development.

Mission Statement

The mission of the RIT CARE-IA is to promote advanced education and research in the theoretical principles and best practices underlying computer and network security, digital forensics, and information assurance. In particular, CARE-IA outreaches to minority serving institutions and community colleges in the development of the IA curriculum. CARE-IA facilitates collaboration with other institutions and industry and foster experience in undergraduate research.

CARE-IA Lecture Series

March 24, 2017
"User Expectations in Mobile App Security"
Dr. Tao Xie, Associate Professor and Willett Faculty Scholar in the Department of Computer Science at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Location: 70-1435 
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. -- 11:30 a.m. Pizza/Networking, 12:00 p.m. Presentation
November 18, 2016
"Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Digital Forensics But Were Afraid to Ask"
Dr. Robert Walls, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Location: Louise Slaughter Hall - Bldg 78, Room 2150
Time: 12:00 p.m.(Noon) to 1:30 p.m. -- 12:00 p.m. Pizza/Networking, 12:30 p.m. Presentation
October 18, 2016
"Privacy- and Data-Aware Smart Grid Communication"
Vitaly Ford, PhD. candidate in Computer Science at Tennessee Tech University
Location: GOL-2500
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. -- 5:00 p.m. Pizza/Networking, 5:30 p.m. Presentation
Feburary 26, 2016
"When Alice and Bob meet Schrödinger's cat: A brief introduction to quantum computing"
Dr. Jianxin Chen, QuICS Hartree Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Maryland
Location: 70-2455 
Time: Friday, 2/26/2016, 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM
April 30, 2014
"Finding the Hay in the Needlestack: 2014’s Emerging and Dominant Information Security Controls"
Mr. Bob Kalka, Director of IBM Security Systems
March 19th, 2014
"Enhancing the Security of Android Phones"
Dr. Wenliang (Kevin) Du, Professor, Department of EECS, Syracuse University.
November 19, 2013
"Guy Fawkes, Big Brother and the Internet"
Dr. George Markowsky, Professor in Computer Science, University of Maine
November 1, 2013
"The Security Challenges of Cloud Computing"
Dr. Kui Ren, associate professor in Computer Science and Engineering Department at State University of New York at Buffalo
May 6, 2013
"Science of Security Configuration Analytics and Automation"
Dr. Ehab Al-Shaer. a Professor and the Director of the Cyber Defense and Network Assurability (CyberDNA) Center and the Director of NSF IUCRC Center on Configuration Analytics and Automation in the School of Computing and Informatics at University of North Carolina Charlotte.
April 15, 2013
"Sound and Practical Methods for Timing Channel Mitigation"
Danfeng Zhang, Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Computer Science at Cornell University

February 1st, 2013
"Toward a Science of Security: A Game-Theoretic Approach"
Quanyan Zhu, PhD candidate at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL) at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

December 12, 2012
"National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE)"
Dr. Ernst McDuffie, Lead for the NICE program at NIST

October 19, 2012
"Clearing the Red Forest"
Michael Sikorski,Technical Director at Mandiant and a member of the Mandiant Labs (M-Labs) leadership team, co-author of the book “Practical Malware Analysis”

September 21, 2012
"Steganography and Steganalysis of Digital Images: Current Trends and Challenges"
Dr. Jan Kodovsky, Postdoctoral Associate at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Binghamton University

May 18, 2012
Dr. Gang Tan, Assist. Prof. of Computer Science and Engineering, Lehigh University
"Software Security at the Binary Level"

April 2, 2012
Raphael Mudge
the founder of Strategic Cyber LLC
"Fast and Easy Hacking with Armitage"

October 14, 2011
Laura Lee, Division Manager for the National Security Systems Business Unit of SPARTA, Inc
"Most Difficult Cyber Defense Challenges --- Ripe for University Research"

April 1, 2011
Bruce Potter, the chief technologist and cofounder of Ponte Technologies
"Shifting from Defense to Detection: The Reality of Securing a Modern Network"

February 10, 2011
Two Special Agents from Rochester FBI office
"The World of Cyber Crime - Your Local FBI's Perspective"

November 11, 2010
Mike Miller, CISSP VP of Federal Programs, Global Crossing
"The Current State of Digital Communications and Future Directions"

November 10, 2010
Todd Colvin, CPP, CISSP, CISA, CISM, GSNA, Director of Enterprise Data Security, Paychex
"Current and Future Security Threats and Tactics"

August 26, 2010
Dr. Thomas Chen, Professor and Head of Networking and Security Group
Swansea university, UK
"A Perspective on Open Research Problems in Web Security"