CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

  • Prof. Han-Chieh Chao
    President
    National Dong Hwa University
    Date: 20 September 2017
    Time: 1320 – 1350 hrs
    Venue: MR 304, Level 3
    Biography

    Prof. Han-Chieh Chao is the President of National Dong Hwa University (NDHU) since 2016. He is also the joint appointed Chair Professor of the Department of Computer Science & Information Engineering, Electronic Engineering of National Ilan University, I-Lan, Taiwan (NIU) and Fujian University of Technology. Previously, he was the Director of the Computer Centre for Ministry of Education Taiwan. His research interests include High Speed Networks, Wireless Networks, IPv6 based Networks, Digital Creative Arts, e-Government and Digital Divide. He received his MS and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, and has authored or co-authored 4 books. Prof. Chao is the founding Editor-in-Chief for International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology, and International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing. He also serves as Editor-in-Chief or guest editor for many publications, notably, the IET Networks, Journal of Internet Technology, and numerous IEEE magazines. Prof. Chao frequently talks at national and international conferences and research organizations.

    Abstract

    Last year ago, the world witnessed record DDoS attacks that leveraged IoT-based botnets to eclipse 1 Tbps.  Also, top consumer online services, including Spotify and Twitter faltered when their DNS provider was attacked – demonstrating that upstream virtual infrastructures too can fall prey to malicious actors.  Evidently, DDoS attacks are growing bigger and threat actors are fast adapting their strategies. Are organizations today doing enough to protect themselves against the growing size, frequency and sophistication of the DDoS scourge?  Large institutions such as National Dong Hwa University in Taiwan are proactively evolving their cyber security strategy.  As one of the regional hubs for the Taiwan Academic Network (TANet), the university is responsible not only for its own defences, but that of the TANet infrastructure which it supports.  Find out why they believe Internet clean pipes alone are insufficient and learn about their multi-layered approach to next-generation DDoS defence that provides agile protection against the increasing scale and complexity of attacks.

  • Eric Cornelius
    Vice President of Innovation, Cylance Inc and SANS Certified Instructor
    Cylance Inc
    Date: 21 September 2017
    Time: 1550 - 1630 hrs
    Venue: MR 324, Level 3
    Biography

    Eric Cornelius is the Vice President of Innovation at Cylance, Inc. where he is responsible for thought leadership, architecture, and consulting implementations. Eric brings a wealth of ICS knowledge and his leadership keeps organizations safe, secure, and resilient against advanced attackers.

    Previously, Eric served as the Deputy Director and Chief Technical Analyst for the Control Systems Security Program at the US Department of Homeland Security.

    Eric earned a bachelor's degree from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology where he was the recipient of many scholarships and awards including the National Science Foundation's Scholarship for Service.

    Eric went on to work at the Army Research Laboratory's Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate where he worked to secure field-deployable combat technologies. It was at ARL that Cornelius became interested in non-traditional computing systems, an interest which ultimately led him to the Idaho National Laboratory where he participated in deep-dive vulnerability assessments of a wide range of ICS systems.

    Track

    SCADA / ICS

    Abstract

    Our lives have become inextricably linked to technology in numerous and increasingly complex ways. The rapid evolution and adoption of technology has resulted in vast numbers of large-scale and long lifecycle deployments that have little to no security incorporated in their design. This nexus has resulted in a target-rich environment that also happens to have the potential to cause substantial impact to the civilian population at-large. Simultaneous to this evolution, governments around the world have been honing their skills at targeting and attacking these systems. There can be little doubt that global conflicts will increasingly begin on the cyber-battlefield. This talk will explore the nuances of defending our critical infrastructure in today’s political climate and the geo-political impacts of not doing so.