To download a copy of my CV, click here.
In 2014, at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) in Seattle, I will be promoted to AAFS Fellow. Thanks to the people who supported my promotion, and since the 2014 presentations for the Digital and Multimedia Sciences section look very interesting, I hope to see you in Seattle!
I'm the PI on a new NSF EAGER grant (with Carl Weems and Irfan Ahmed) that explores the relationship between psychological traits and both "good" and "bad" cyber behavior. The grant is approximately $250K and we'll complete the work over 2014-2015. We're excited about the work and the chance for the Departments of Computer Science and Psychology to work together for the first time.
Our paper "Integrity Checking of Function Pointers in Kernel Pools via Virtual Machine Introspection" (co-authored with Irfan Ahmed, Aleks Zoranic, and Vassil Roussev) received the best paper award at the 2013 International Security Conference in Dallas, TX. The paper has also been invited to be presented at The Next Generation Malware Attacks and Defense Workshop (NGMAD) at ACSAC 2013.
In July 2014, I'll be offering a free, intensive, two week IA training program for high school teachers. This effort is funded by a recent grant through the CyberSTARS program (a collaboration between NSA and NSF). The training program will cover a number of aspects of computer security, including digital forensics, malware analysis, social engineering, reverse engineering, penetration testing, and secure software design.
I was recently invited by the local chapter of the IEEE to give a talk at Tulane on the foundations of digital forensics, privacy impacts, and current research efforts. The talk covered basic investigative methods, data leakage, live forensics analysis, some trends in both storage and computer architectures that have a serious impact on next-generation digital forensics tools. The technical level of the talk is intermediate. Click for a copy of the slides from the talk.
New NSF Grant
ISC 2013 Best Paper
New NSF/NSA Grant
Invited Talk at Tulane