Signature research and education programs study how to improve the security of information systems and networks, one of the most daunting technological and social challenges we face.
Information Security specialization in the MSIS and MST programs
Networks and Security specialization in the BSIS program
LERSAIS – Laboratory for Education & Research on Security Assured Information Systems Lab
Faculty with research expertise in the security and privacy areas:
Selected Research Projects:
Building Secure Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
Prashant Krishnamurthy, Associate Professor
David Tipper, Associate Professor
Prashant Krishnamurthy and David Tipper are part of a research project funded by the Army Research Office’s Multi-University Research Initiative. They are investigating how to construct robust and secure mobile ad hoc networks. “ARSENAL: A cross layer ARchitecture for SEcure resilieNt tacticAL mobile ad hoc networks” is a joint effort of 12 professors at 7 institutions: University of California, Davis; University of California, Santa Cruz; University of California, Riverside; Brigham Young University; University of Utah; University of Pittsburgh; and the Pennsylvania State University. The Army Research Office funded this innovative project for a five-year period at $6.25 million. The goal of this project is to develop a cross layer architecture that provides comprehensive security and resilience for mobile ad hoc networks. The resulting architecture will be able to adaptively provide the appropriate trade-offs between performance, security and fault-resilience.