Cybersecurity Lecture Series


Come face to face with real solutions

Meet academic and industry leaders for intimate discussions about new cyber threats, trends and technologies.

The Cybersecurity Lecture Series at Georgia Tech is a free, one-hour lecture from a thought leader who is advancing the field of information security and privacy. Lectures are open to all -- students, faculty, industry, government, or simply the curious. Students may register for credit under seminar course CS-8001-INF.


Join us Fridays at Noon from Jan. 13 - Apr. 21

Complimentary lunch provided for registered guests. Please bring your own beverage.

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Spring '17 Schedule


Feb. 24 @Noon

Klaus Advanced Computing Building
Room KACB #1116W
266 Ferst Drive, Atlanta


Featuring    Mattia Fazzini

Ph.D. student, Georgia Tech, School of Computer Science

"Tagging and Tracking of Multi-level Host Events for Transparent Computing"

Advanced persistent threats (APTs) are able to render existing security mechanisms ineffective by blending in with normal user or program activities, for example, to blindside intrusion detection systems.  In this talk, Mattia Fazzini, Ph.D. student in the College of Computing, will present "THEIA," a system in development for tagging and tracking multi-level host events or data for security. Sponsored by DARPA and the Air Force Research Laboratory, the THEIA project attempts to shed light on exactly where data moves and whether any malicious code, for example, is attached to data during transfer. THEIA tracks and records information at three layers: user interaction with a program, program processing of data input, and program and network interactions with an operating system. THEIA can monitor secure data flow from user to program, from program to file system storage, and storage to network output, and back again. Such completeness is critical to APT detection.




Recent Video


Missed a Cybersecurity Lecture? Video is available for speakers who allowed their presentations to be recorded.

Arvind Narayanan, Princeton University
"Online Tracking: A 1-million-site Measurement and Analysis"
Jan. 20, 2017


Phani Vadrevu, University of Georgia
"Enabling Reconstruction of Attacks on Users via Efficient Browsing Snapshots"
Jan. 27, 2017

Thank You to Our Spring '17 Speakers!

Alexander Degitz, Exchange Research Scholar, Georgia Tech
"Secure Data Outsourcing: Access Pattern Confidentiality in Outsourced Databases"

Arvind Narayanan, assistant professor of computer science, Princeton University
"Online Tracking: A 1-million-site Measurement and Analysis" [Video]

Phani Vadrevu, Ph.D. student, University of Georgia
NDSS'17 Conference Preview: "Enabling Reconstruction of Attacks on Users via Efficient Browsing Snapshots" [Video]

Kangjie Lu, Ph.D. candidate, Georgia Tech, School of Computer Science
"Defeating Advanced Memory-Error Exploits by Preventing Information Leaks"

Yeongjin Jang, Ph.D. candidate, Georgia Tech, School of Computer Science
"Protecting Computing Systems from Emerging Attacks"


Thank you to our Fall '16 Speakers!

Nicolas Christin, associate research professor, Carnegie Mellon University CyLab
"Security Analytics: Bridging large-scale data collection and analysis with human factors to design better defenses" [Video]

Terry Nelms, Pindrop
"Towards Measuring and Mitigating Social Engineering Software Download Attacks" [Video]

Curtis Walker, Draper Laboratory
"Myths of Computer Security"

Milos Prvulovic, professor, Georgia Tech School of Computer Science
"Understanding, Alleviating and Exploiting Electro-Magnetic Side-Channel Signals" [Video]

Yeongjin Jang, PhD student, Georgia Tech School of Computer Science
"Breaking Kernel Address Space Layout Randomization (KASLR) with Intel TSX" [Video]

Frank Wang, PhD student, MIT & Cybersecurity Factory
"Cryptographically Enforced Access Control for User Data in Untrusted Clouds" [Presentation Slides[Video]

Yousef Iskander, hardware security researcher, and Dmitry Kuchynski, security principal, Cisco Security Group
"Managing Product Security and Integrity in a Global Supply Chain" [Video]

Malachi G. Jones, embedded security researcher, Booz Allen Dark Labs
"Automating Analysis and Exploitation of Embedded Device Firmware"  [Presentation Slides]

Michalis Polychronakis, assistant professor, Stony Brook University
"Defending against Advanced Return-Oriented Programming Attacks"  [Video]

Patrick Schaumont, professor, Virginia Tech
"Fault Injection as an Attack Vector Against Trustworthy Embedded Systems"  [Video]

Chris Smoak, division chief, GTRI Cyber Technology & Information Security Laboratory
"The Evolution of Modern Malware: Technology Trends and Motivations” [Video]

Jeff Reava, CISSP, CISM, CISA; director of information security operations, Jackson National Life Insurance Company
"Leveraging Information Symmetry and Asymmetry for Effective Cyber Defense”  [Presentation Slides]

Maria Konte, post-doctoral fellow, Georgia Tech School of Computer Science
“ASwatch: An AS Reputation System to Expose Bulletproof Hosting ASes”

Ling Liu, professor, Georgia Tech School of Computer Science
"The Evolution of Data Privacy: From Concept to Execution"

Thank you to our Spring '16 speakers!

Wenke Lee, professor, College of Computing
Stephen Pair, CEO, BitPay  [Video]
Frank Wang, coordinator, The Cybersecurity Factory  [Video]
Sivakumar "Siva" Raghupathy, director, CREATE-X
Adam Wenchel, VP for Security & Tech Analytics, Capital One  [Video]
Kyle Grossman and Jim Schwoebel, co-founders, CyberLaunch
John Corliss, senior computer scientist, U.S. Department of Homeland Security  [Video]
Tim Junio, co-founder and CEO, Qadium Inc.

And Graduate Students:

Byoungyoung Lee  [Video]
Kangjie Liu
David Formby
Chengyu Song
and Ren Ding  [Video]