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An NSA Grant to research on Covert Channels (2004 - 2005)

 
William Oblitey (PI), Soundararajan Ezekiel, and James Wolfe
Department of Computer Science
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, Pennsylvania 15705
William.Oblitey@iup.edu, Soundararajan.Ezekiel@iup.edu, jwolfe@iup.edu 
 
IUP obtained an NSA grant to perform research on covert channel analysis.  This was a three year project in which IUP would provide an exhaustive literature search and report on covert storage and timing channels, conduct a feasibility study of developing software tools to automate covert channel detection and analysis of timing channels, develop prototype software based tool to demonstrate analysis and detection capability, and apply the tool to real operating system features to demonstrate its effectiveness and future direction for research and development. 

Amount: $318,006.81 ($100,000 funded, $218,006.81 pending)


ACM Collaborative Research Experience for undergraduates (CREU) in Computer Science and Engineering (2004-2005)

 
Rose Shumba
Department of Computer Science
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, Pennsylvania 15705
Rosemary.Shumba@iup.edu 

Abstract

Computer Security Awareness (Aug 2004-Aug 2005)
The goal of this project was to enhance the public’s understanding and acceptance of information security issues through awareness and education. Investigators investigated, developed and pilot test hands-on exercises, which are based on the “best-of-breed” security tools and techniques for home computer protection. Four female students from the Computer Science Department worked on the project. The research was funded by an ACM Collaborative Research Experience for Undergraduates (CREU) in Computer Science and Engineering Award. Students have done a presentation entitled “How safe is your home computer?” at the 2005 Science Festival. A paper has been prepared for the 2006 PACISE conference.

Award: $4,500
 
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