As part of the Carleton University Institute for Data Science Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series, Jason Jaskolka, professor in the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering and the director of the Cyber Security Evaluation and Assurance (CyberSEA) Research Lab, will present Data-Driven Approaches for Cybersecurity Evaluation and Assurance.

When: Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Online via Zoom
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All are welcome to join this online panel discussion. Media are invited to attend the event.

Evaluating and assuring the security of software-dependent systems in the face of cyber-attacks and failures is among the top priorities for governments and essential service providers. This demands systematic, evidence-driven approaches for software development, capable of mitigating security risks, attacks and vulnerabilities. As a result, it is necessary to incorporate a variety of system security analyses into the system development life cycle to produce data that supports decision-making as part of the security evaluation and assurance activities. This, of course, comes with challenges.

In this talk, Jaskolka will explore the challenges and opportunities of data-driven approaches for security evaluation and assurance. He will provide a brief overview of some of the different research projects that he is undertaking to address these challenges. Jaskolka’s goal is to provide more objective, reproducible and consistent outcomes that can serve as the evidentiary basis for more effective security assurance of critical software-dependent systems.

About the Speaker

Jaskolka is a licensed professional engineer in Ontario. His research interests include cybersecurity evaluation and assurance, threat modelling, security-by-design, and formal methods and data-driven approaches for software and security engineering. He is interested in applying his research to critical infrastructures, industrial control systems, cyber-physical and distributed systems, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

The seminar will be moderated by Tracey P. Lauriault, professor in Critical Media and Big Data in Carleton’s School of Journalism and Communication. 

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