Grant Year: 2019

August 22, 2019

Design of Secure Future Mobility Solutions

The goal of this research is to gain knowledge about cybersecurity vulnerabilities in emerging mobility technologies, such as autonomous vehicles, onboard sensors, monitoring systems, and customizable and shared car services. These new mobility solutions have the potential of reducing cost, time, and resources (such as maintenance cost, insurance, parking, etc.)…

August 22, 2019

Enabling online anonymity for vulnerable individuals and organizations

Anonymity is a need for vulnerable individuals and organization, particularly in closed societies where they would likely face severe consequences, if their identities were known, for their beliefs or actions by them that reveal censored information. On the Internet, many software applications are available for anonymous communication for email, browsing,…

August 22, 2019

Privacy Engineering: Education and Training

Preparing cybersecurity professionals for the workforce requires educating and training said professionals in both security and privacy. Cybersecurity curricula in the US are lacking a technical privacy syllabus, often dubbed Privacy Engineering. To bridge this gap, we have been working for the last few years to build a foundational course…

August 22, 2019

Industrialization and Economic Statecraft in the Data Age

The central goal of the proposed research effort is to build the analytical framework and collect basic data for a new a research agenda on industrialization and economic statecraft strategies in the context of the global data economy. There is active and rigorous political economy scholarship devoted to the question…

August 22, 2019

Mobile App Privacy Analysis with AppCensus

Over the past several years, our research team has developed infrastructure that gives us an unprecedented view into the privacy behaviors of Android apps. AppCensus is our dynamic analysis testbed that combines bespoke instrumentation within the operating system itself with sophisticated network analysis tools, which allows us to detect exactly…

August 22, 2019

Public-Private Data Relationships: Understanding the Everyday Processes

Over the past two decades, Internet technology companies have developed products that collect large amounts of information about people. Government agencies at the federal, state, and local levels often seek these user data for law enforcement purposes. How do firms’ collection of user data affect law enforcement? My project explores…

August 22, 2019

Automatic Guidance for Privacy-Aware Browsing

The recent change in EU law (as well as, for example, the Facebook login key activation scheme) requires most authentication-enabled websites to have a privacy policy under /privacy, even when they go through Google or GitHub. We propose to build a browser plugin that automatically reads out the privacy policy…

August 22, 2019

Evaluating Privacy and Security of Emerging Technologies for Older Adults

In recent years, older adults have been increasingly involved in using technologies, including emerging devices, especially in the domain of healthcare, such as wearable and in-home health management, safety monitoring, fall detection, and emergency alert systems. These technologies aid in improving elderly people’s safety and health, and support independent living….