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Security & Privacy

Current computing systems are large, distributed, and complex, consisting of applications, software, hardware, and networks and used by diverse user groups. Security threats and privacy concerns present major challenges for these systems. For example, in smart grids, security must be in place to provide trustworthy readings and processing of measurements across the whole cyber-physical infrastructure. When engineers develop medical devices, tools, and other components of the health-care eco-system, security and privacy must be embedded and become an integral part of the design, implementation, and deployment of the end-to-end health-care eco-system. Internet infrastructure is a major technological backbone of different application sectors to deliver secure, trustworthy, and private information among machines.

Research areas include:

  • Secure clouds
  • Secure transport protocols
  • Secure routing in wired and wireless networks
  • Key management protocols
  • Anomaly detection
  • Hardware security
  • OS security
  • Phishing attacks analysis
  • Blockchain and Bitcoin
  • Security and anonymity in peer-to-peer networks
  • Cryptography
  • Security for critical cyber-physical infrastructures
  • Real-time security
  • Privacy-preserving algorithms
  • Data privacy management
  • Security and privacy of Internet of Things
  • User privacy

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Group Contact:
Diana Scott
dlscott@illinois.edu
(217) 300-7784

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Associate Professor in School of Information Sciences
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor Emeritus
Professor of Computer Science
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
CSL Director and Professor of Computer Science
Director of Information Trust Institute and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering


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