NSRC Industry Day 2010 will be held on 24-26th October, 2010, with the reception on 24th October, 2010.

Note to attendees: Please fill out the registration form (.doc format) and send it through e-mail to

Sunday, October 24

Faculty Staff Club, Nittany Lion Inn :
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM: Reception
Monday, October 25

Ballroom, Nittany Lion Inn :
  • 8:30 AM : Registration and Breakfast

  • 8:50 AM : Introductions - Thomas La Porta, Director, NSRC

  • 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM : Overview of Research in The College of Engineering - Anthony Atchley, Associate Dean, College of Engineering

  • 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM : Keynote, Dr. Kamal Jabbour, Air Force Research Laboratory, Information Directorate, Rome, NY
    Dr. Kamal Jabbour, a member of the scientific and technical cadre of senior executives, is the Air Force Senior Scientist for Information Assurance, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, N.Y. He serves as the principal scientific authority and independent researcher in the field of information assurance, including defensive information warfare and offensive information warfare technology. He conceives, plans, and advocates major research and development activities, monitors and guides the quality of scientific and technical resources, and provides expert technical consultation to other Air Force organizations, Department of Defense and government agencies, universities and industry.

    Title: The Science and Technology of Cyber Operations

    Abstract: We examine the landscape of cyber operations from a science and technology perspective, and analyze the vulnerabilities and threats at all six stages of the information lifecycle - information generation, information processing, information storage, information transmission, information consumption and information destruction. We present a framework for a science of mission assurance that seeks to represent mathematically the dependence of cyberspace of critical functions and verify formally their implementation, and propose a way forward to tackle existing challenges.
  • 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM : Break

  • 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM : Keynote, Dr. Robert Cunningham, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
    Dr. Robert Cunningham is the Group Leader of the Cyber Systems and Technology Group. Today Rob pursues research in attack detection algorithms that do not require advance knowledge of the method of the attack, systems that fuse alerts to provide situational awareness, and in designing tamper-resistant systems. Dr. Cunningham has worked broadly with technology throughout his career, exploring seismic analysis for nuclear treaty verification, standardizing parallel and distributed computing design patterns, and exploiting multi-band imagery. Dr. Cunningham has participated in several national panels evaluating and defining research approaches to cyber security problems and has received a commendation from the director of the National Security Agency for his efforts. He is a senior member of the IEEE, has led the Laboratory's Advanced Concepts Committee, and served as a member of the Laboratory's New Technology Initiatives Board. When not tinkering with technology, Rob is out camping with the Boy Scouts or riding his bike.

    Title: Why Measuring Security is Hard

    Abstract: For many years, we've been trying to measure "security" so that we can increase accountability, demonstrate compliance, and determine whether and by how much our investments in products and processes are making our systems more secure. This presentation investigates why security measurement is difficult and what strategies might help address our needs.
IST Building 2nd Floor Atrium and 3rd Floor :
  • 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM : Buffet Lunch, Student Posters and Demonstrations
Room 333 IST Building :
  • 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM : Center Discussion, Thomas La Porta, Director, NSRC
  • 5:45 PM : Dinner at the Tavern

Tuesday, October 26

Penn State Room, Nittany Lion Inn :
  • 8:00 AM : Breakfast
333 IST Building :
  • Lunch (To go or eat in)

List of student demos and posters

Demos - 344 IST