Come join your friends in the Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity community for a Tech Talk. CAE Tech Talks are free and conducted live in real-time over the Internet so no travel is required. This month we have two presentations lined up.

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018

Time: 1:10–1:50 p.m. Eastern Standard time

Topic: FR-WARD: Fast Retransmit as a Wary but Ample Response to Distributed Denial-of-Service Attacks from the Internet of Things

We present FR-WARD, a system that defends against DDoS attacks launched from an IoT network. FR-
WARD operates close to potential attack sources at the gateway of an IoT network and drops packets to throttle any DDoS traffic that attempts to leave the IoT network. However, in order to properly react to traffic too difficult to categorically label as good or bad, FR-WARD employs a novel response based on the fast retransmit and flow control mechanisms of the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), which minimizes the energy consumption and network latency of benign IoT devices within the policed network.


Time: 2:00–2:40 p.m. Eastern Standard time

Topic: Car Hacking for Ethical Hackers

Internet-connected and self-driving cars are becoming commonplace on our highways, and car hacking has become a timely area of research. This presentation details how to add a module on car hacking into a semester-long ethical hacking cybersecurity course or as a standalone lab, including full installation and setup of all the open-source tools necessary to implement the hands-on labs. Also provided are an introduction to the CAN (controller area network) bus in modern automobiles and a brief history of car hacking.


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