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Collaboration toward a knowledge engineering model for cyber risk assessment

Presented at the SERENE-RISC Workshop October 2017.  Joseph Mudge Co-operators  General Insurance Company Collaboration toward a knowledge engineering model for cyber risk assessment Collaboration among cyber risk experts is important for a robust Canadian cybersecurity posture. Although data sharing agreements are an important way that organizations can collaborate toward improving cybersecurity, there are sometimes barriers to …

Formal Approaches for Automated Security Evaluation

Presented at the SERENE-RISC Workshop October 2017 Jason Jaskolka Carleton University Many of today’s most critical systems such as those found in the transportation, financial, medical, communications, and national defense domains are becoming more complex and interconnected. Because of this, there is an increasingly critical need for ensuring the security of these systems and the …

SERENE-RISC Reports

  Presented at the SERENE-RISC Workshop, October 2017. Scientific Director Benoît Dupont reports on SERENE-RISC activities for the past 4 years of cybersecurity knowledge mobilization in Canada and provides insight on what we have planned for the future. SERENE-RISC has surpassed expectations due to the support of our network members to provide innovative resources and …

Pierre-Luc Vaudry – Feeding the Machine: Data Collection and Other Challenges of Machine Learning for Spam Detection

Presented at the SERENE-RISC Workshop, 2017 October Spam detection software can use both handcrafted rules and machine learning techniques. At ZEROSPAM we are aiming at reducing the need to create or edit rules manually to adapt to constantly evolving email-borne threats. At the same time, the performance of our machine learning tools could be improved …

Adrian Taylor – Detecting anomalies on the automotive control bus with machine learning

Presented at the SERENE-RISC Workshop, 2017 October.  Detecting anomalies on the automotive control bus with machine learning. Cars are vulnerable to hacking. While automotive cyber attacks are not yet a widespread threat, learning how to detect them will be an important part of future countermeasures. Attacks must be crafted for specific models, so attack detectors must …

Cameron Field – Filling the Gaps: Typological Research, Enhancing Cyber Safety and Data

Presented at the SERENE-RISC Workshop, 2017 October Academics, scientists, private sector and public sector actors have long relied on sociodemographic data, marketing data and other typological clusters to set context, variables and other tools in their respective research efforts. Whether its cutting edge emergency medicine research or dated law enforcement research from the 1970s, sociodemographic …

Ryan Duquette – Law Enforcement Challenges in investigating cybercrimes

Presented at the SERENE-RISC Workshop, 2017 October Instances of cybercrime are now a daily occurrence and many of these attacks affect us all. The threat landscape is constantly changing and evolving and the threat actors are no longer “hackers” lurking in the shadows.  Cyber-attacks have been shown to cause mass disruption, widespread panic, and in …

Impact of Cyber Attacks on Data Integrity in Transient Stability Control

The development of intelligent energy management or smart grid systems are quite weak advanced however the critical nature of this infrastructure means that the reliability and security of the connected components are concerning. Maintaining energy stability across variations in generation and demand depends on the ability of the synchronous generators in the power system to …

Image-Centric Social Discovery Using Neural Network under Anonymity Constraint

A common part of social networks is sharing images. Storing and processing these images to provide engaging services to customers is resource intensive and social networks often rely on cloud services to provide these resources. This creates a potential security risk for the users of the social network platform. Simply encrypting the images before uploading …

Michael Joyce – Enterprise Cybersec101: Bridge the gap between your security policy and your people

Presented at GoSec 2017 Michael Joyce works on the many different aspects of the SERENE-RISC knowledge mobilization operations. He is the person behind the Network online knowledge-sharing platform and one of the driving forces behind the Cybersec 101 training. At SERENE-RISC, Michael is also responsible for the production of the quarterly knowledge digest. Before joining …