Threat Analytics Framework

IoT Functional (Data/Control) Flow Network

The Analytics for Cyber Defense (ACyD) Lab, led by Mohammad Ashiqur Rahman, an assistant professor from FIU’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, focuses on the security and dependability problems for both general networks and cyber-physical systems (CPS). Within cyber systems, including clouds, software-defined networking, and network function virtualization, research is conducted on security metrics, secure and resilient architecture synthesis, network security by deception, proactive defense modeling. With regards to CPS, the lab’s focus is on security analysis and resource management in smart grid, industrial control systems, microgrid, vehicle-to-grid, Internet of Things (IoT), smart manufacturing, and autonomous vehicles.

Please find presentation videos/demos on various ACyD Lab’s research works on its YouTube Channel. Please visit its LinkedIn page Announcements on the published works and other achievements.

 

News & Events

2021
  • [August 2021] Dr. Rahman has received an NSF I-Corps award for exploring the implementation and commercialization of security analytics for smart healthcare systems. The I-Corps team includes Imtiaz and Alvi (Entrepreneurial Lead and Co-Lead), along with Industrial Mentor Chris Houghtaling. Congratulations to all!
  • [August 2021] Our paper titled “iAttackGen: Generative Synthesis of False Data Injection Attacks in Cyber-physical Systems” got accepted to be published in the 9th IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS 2021). The acceptance rate is around 28%. Congratulations to Shahriar and Alvi.
  • [August 2021] Dr. Rahman is serving on the TPC of IEEE Blockchain 2021.
  • [July 2021] Our paper titled “BIOCAD: Bio-Inspired Optimization for Classification and Anomaly Detection in Digital Healthcare Systems” is accepted to be published in the IEEE International Conference on Digital Health (ICDH 2021). The acceptance rate is around 20%. Congratulations to Imtiaz and Alvi!
  • [July 2021] Dr. Rahman is serving on the TPC of IEEE ICC 2022.
  • [June 2021] Our paper titled “CURE: Enabling RF Energy Harvesting using Cell-Free Massive MIMO UAVs Assisted by RIS” is accepted to be published in the IEEE 46th Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN 2021). Congratulations to Alvi!
  • [May 2021] Our paper titled “iDDAF: An Intelligent Deceptive Data Acquisition Framework for Secure Cyber-physical Systems” is accepted to be published in the 17th EAI International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks (SecureComm 2021). Congratulations to Shahriar and Imtiaz!
  • [May 2021] Our paper titled “REPlanner: Efficient UAV Trajectory-Planning using Economic Reinforcement Learning” is accepted to be published in the 7th IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing (SMARTCOMP 2021). Congratulations to Alvi and Alex!
  • [April 2021] Our paper titled “BIoTA: Control-Aware Attack Analytics for Building Internet of Things” is accepted to be published in the 18th IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication, and Networking (SECON 2021). The acceptance rate is around 26%. Congratulations to Imtiaz!
  • [April 2021] Our two papers have been accepted to be published in the 45th IEEE Computer Society International Conference on Computers, Software, and Applications (COMPSAC 2021). The acceptance rate is just 27%. Congratulations to Shahriar for his paper titled “DDAF: Deceptive Data Acquisition Framework against Stealthy Attacks in Cyber-Physical Systems.” Congratulations to Imtiaz for his paper titled “Ensemble-based Efficient Anomaly Detection for Smart Building Control Systems.”
  • [March 2021] Our collaborative paper titled “PrivacyGuard: Enhancing Smart Home User Privacy” is accepted to be published at the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN 2021). The acceptance rate is 25%. Congratulations to Keyang and Qi!
  • [February 2021] Our two papers have been accepted to be published in IEEE PES General Meeting 2021. Congratulations to Saleh. One of the papers is about false data injection attacks against power system small-signal stability, while another one presents false relay operation attacks in power systems with high renewables.
  • [February 2021] Our collaborative survey paper titled “A Survey on Security and Privacy Issues in Modern Healthcare Systems: Attacks and Defenses” is accepted to published in ACM Transactions on Computing for Healthcare. Congratulations to Iqtidar and Amit!
  • [January 2021] I am serving on the TPC of IEEE Computer Society International Conference on Computers, Software, and Applications (COMPSAC) 2021.
  • [January 2021] Our paper titled “Resiliency-Aware Deployment of SDN in Smart Grid SCADA: A Formal Synthesis Model” has been accepted to be published in IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (TNSM). Congratulations to Jakaria!
  • [January 2021] Our paper titled “Strategic Defense against Stealthy Link Flooding Attacks: A Signaling Game Approach” has been accepted to be published in Transactions on Network Science and Engineering (TNSE). Congratulations to Abdullah and Hossein!
2020

[December 2020] Dr. Rahman is serving on the TPCs of the Conference on Blockchain Research & Applications for Innovative Networks and Services (BRAINS) 2021.
[December 2020] Dr. Rahman is serving as the Program Co-Chair of IEEE STPSA, a workshop in conjunction with IEEE COMPSAC 2021.
[December 2020] Shahriar has successfully defended his MS thesis.
[August 2020] Our paper on the UAV trajectory design for continuous and resilient surveillance has been accepted in the 25th International Conference on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems (ICECCS 2020). The acceptance rate is 25%. Congratulations, Rahat!
[July 2020] Dr. Rahman is serving on the TPCs of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2021.
[June 2020] Dr. Rahman has received an REU Supplement ($21,000) on his NSF CRII grant. This grant will be used to support three undergraduate students at FIU to conduct research in CPS/IoT security. Thanks, NSF.
[April 2020] Two papers have been accepted to be published in the 44th IEEE Computer Society International Conference on Computers, Software, and Applications (COMPSAC 2020). The acceptance rate is just below 24%. Congratulations, Shahriar and Imtiaz, for the paper titled “G-IDS: Generative Adversarial Networks assisted Intrusion Detection System.” Congratulations, Amarjit for the paper titled “WTC2: Impact-Aware Threat Analysis for Water Treatment Centers.”
[April 2020] A H M Jakaria, Dr. Rahman’s student at Tennessee Tech, has successfully defended his dissertation. Congratulations, Dr. Jakaria! He already accepted and joined Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Knoxville, as a Senior Engineer.
[March 2020] The paper titled “On Incentive Compatible Role-based Reward Distribution in Algorand” has been accepted to be published in the 50th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN 2020). The acceptance rate is 16.5%. Congratulations Hossein!
[January 2020] Dr. Rahman is serving as a Program Co-Chair of CPS-Sec, a workshop to be held in conjunction with IEEE CNS 2020. Dr. Rahman is serving on the TPCs of the Conference on Blockchain Research & Applications for Innovative Networks and Services (BRAINS) 2021.
[December 2020] Dr. Rahman is serving as the Program Co-Chair of IEEE STPSA, a workshop in conjunction with IEEE COMPSAC 2021.
[December 2020] Shahriar has successfully defended his MS thesis.
[August 2020] Our paper on the UAV trajectory design for continuous and resilient surveillance has been accepted in the 25th International Conference on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems (ICECCS 2020). The acceptance rate is 25%. Congratulations, Rahat!
[July 2020] Dr. Rahman is serving on the TPCs of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2021.
[June 2020] Dr. Rahman has received an REU Supplement ($21,000) on his NSF CRII grant. This grant will be used to support three undergraduate students at FIU to conduct research in CPS/IoT security. Thanks, NSF.
[April 2020] Two papers have been accepted to be published in the 44th IEEE Computer Society International Conference on Computers, Software, and Applications (COMPSAC 2020). The acceptance rate is just below 24%. Congratulations, Shahriar and Imtiaz, for the paper titled “G-IDS: Generative Adversarial Networks assisted Intrusion Detection System.” Congratulations, Amarjit for the paper titled “WTC2: Impact-Aware Threat Analysis for Water Treatment Centers.”
[April 2020] A H M Jakaria, Dr. Rahman’s student at Tennessee Tech, has successfully defended his dissertation. Congratulations, Dr. Jakaria! He already accepted and joined Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Knoxville, as a Senior Engineer.
[March 2020] The paper titled “On Incentive Compatible Role-based Reward Distribution in Algorand” has been accepted to be published in the 50th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN 2020). The acceptance rate is 16.5%. Congratulations Hossein!
[January 2020] Dr. Rahman is serving as a Program Co-Chair of CPS-Sec, a workshop to be held in conjunction with IEEE CNS 2020.