The Industry 2014 website and registration form are now available. Please download, fill out, and email to Dr. La Porta.
INSR will be offering a series of graduate student seminars in the coming months. Please visit the website for more details.
Congratulations to INSR Alumnus Patrick Traynor, currently an Assistant Professor in the College of Computing at Georgia Tech, for winning a Sloan Fellowship in 2014!
NSRC Industry Day 2012 will be held on April 26th-27th, 2012, with the reception on April 25th.
Congratulations to William Enck on winning the prestigious Penn State Alumni Association Dissertation Award.
NSRC Industry Day 2010 was held on 24th-26th October, with the reception on 24th October, 2010.
Congratulations to Kevin Butler, who won the Penn State Alumni Association Dissertation Award.
NSRC Industry Day 2009 was held on 13-14 October, 2009. Reception was held on 12 October, 2009.
Congratulations to Kevin Butler, who won a Symantec Research Labs Graduate Fellowship. This award recognizes students
performing innovative research with real-world value in areas of information security, availability, and integrity. More information is available in Symantec's press release.
NSRC Industry Day 2008 was held on 7-8 October, 2008.
Congratulations to NSRC member Raju Kumar, recipient of AT&T Graduate Fellowship for 2008.
Penn State is among the first universities to be designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research (CAE-R) by NSA/DHS for academic years 2008-2013. Congratulations to NSRC members and others throughout the department and university who have helped us obtain this designation through excellence in IA research.
Congratulations to NSRC member Hosam Rowaihy for receiving the King Abdullah Scholar Award from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). The King Abdullah Scholar Award is the most prestigious KAUST scholarship award and is conferred upon outstanding doctoral students to support their continued research efforts.
NSRC Industry Day 2007 was held on Tuesday, October 16th.
Together with the SIIS laboratory, we organized a 1 1/2 day short course on computer and
network security on May 14-15, 2007. This course
covered a broad range of topics aimed at introducing the
concepts and techniques of information security as practiced in
industry, and to highlight the opportunities and challenges for
innovation in security. More information can be
Congratulations to Patrick Traynor, who has been awarded the
2007 Pennsylvania State University Alumni Association
Dissertation Award. This award is considered to be among the
most prestigious available to Penn State graduate students and
recognizes outstanding achievement in scholarship and
Industry Day, held on October 17th, was a great success! To learn more,
Congratulations to NSRC member Ender Tekin, this year's
recipient of the Cingular Wireless Graduate Fellowship.
Member Research Laboratories
The Institute for Networking and Security Research (INSR) was
founded in 2003 as the Networking and Security Research Center.
Because networks have become ingrained in almost every aspect
of our lives, the linkage between networking and security is a
fundamental issue facing researchers today. Security solutions
to protect the ever-expanding number and variety of
communications networks and the information they transport are
The INSR provides a research and education community at Penn
State for professors, students, and collaborators from industry
interested in networking and security. It also provides a
unique avenue for interaction with industry; the members of the
INSR actively consult with industry and participate as partners
on funded projects. Member companies enjoy benefits for
sponsoring research and having access to the latest results and
technical reports from the INSR.
Hosted in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering
(CSE) at Penn State, the INSR is comprised of nine faculty in
the College of Engineering, including eight members from CSE
and one from Electrical Engineering (EE). Several of the
faculty also have joint appointments in EE and the School of
Information Sciences and Technology. The INSR includes
approximately 50 Ph.D. and M.S. students and several
undergraduate honors thesis are advised through INSR faculty.
The expertise of the members includes mobile networking,
protocol design, performance analysis and simulation, wireless
communication, networked applications, and large networking
software systems. The INSR also boasts experts on Internet
security, policy, secure operating systems, and access
controls. Additionally, members of the INSR actively
collaborate on projects on secure wireless ad hoc and sensor
networks, high performance wireless networks, and secure
In the past 12 months, the members of the INSR have
collaborated to raise almost $2.9 million in funding through 12
grants from federal or state-based funding agencies, including
eight NSF grants. The NSF awards include two from the NeTS
program and three from the CyberTrust program.
Again, welcome to the Center. Please be sure to visit the
to find out about upcoming public opportunities. For additional
details about the Center in general, please explore
the center overview
describing the vision of the members of the center.
-Thomas F. La Porta, Director