One essential element of firmware security is a closely connected security threat ecosystem, which includes collaborative research and vulnerabilities sharing. As part of our focus on firmware security, AMI has promoted cybersecurity research at Colorado State University (CSU) since 2019.
The CSU partnership enables graduate students to collaborate with AMI in firmware security research, testing and development. This collaborative research allows AMI to stay on the cutting edge and test for vulnerabilities while fostering innovation and communication in the industry. Funded by AMI, recent research topics have included phishing and deepfake text detection, smart device security, simulated SCADA attacks, detection of anomalous user activities, and more.
You can read some of the latest research from AMI and CSU below:
- Context-Aware IoT Device Functionality Extraction from Specifications for Ensuring Consumer Security, Proceedings of the 9th IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security, October 2021.
- X-Phish: Days of Future Past: Adaptive & Privacy Preserving Phishing Detection, Proceedings of the 9th IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security, October 2021.
- Trust and Verify: A Complexity-Based IoT Behavioral Enforcement Model, Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Cyber Security Cryptology and Machine Learning, July 2021.
- Vision: Stewardship of Smart Devices Security for the Aging Population, Proceedings of the European Symposium on Usable Security, Winner of the Honorary Mention Award, October 2021.
- Lightweight URL-based Phishing Detection Using Natural Language Processing Transformers for Mobile Devices, Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Mobile Systems and Pervasive Computing, August 2021.
- Automated Identification of Social Media Bots Using Deepfake Text Detection, Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Information Systems Security, December 2021.
- Simulating and Detecting Measurement Attacks in SCADA Testbeds, IFIP WG 11.10 International Conference on Critical Infrastructure Protection, Virtual Conference, March 2021.
- Detection of Anomalous User Activity for Home IoT Devices, International Conference on Internet of Things, Big Data, and Security, April 2021.
- On the Performance of Isolation Forest and Multi-Layer Perceptron for Anomaly Detection in Industrial Control Systems Networks, Proceedings of the International Conference on Internet of Things, Systems, Management, and Security, December 2021.
- Towards Resiliency of Heavy Vehicles through Compromised Sensor Data Reconstruction, Proceedings of the 12th ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy, April 2022.
- Attribute-Based Access Control Model for Protecting Programmable Logic Controls, Proceedings of ACM Workshop on Secure and Trustworthy Cyber- Physical Systems, April 2022.
- Detecting Secure Memory Deallocation Violations with CBMC, Proceedings of ACM Cyber-Physical System Security Workshop, to be published in June 2022.
We look forward to continuing our partnership and advancing firmware security with the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. Interested in learning more? Contact us here.