Smart Devices & Networks Security Lab

Research Labs

Smart Devices & Networks Security Lab is working on following two research domains of Cyber Security:

I. Smart Devices Security

In this lab research will focus on security analysis of Android OS, customization of Android OS with security enhancements, addressing privacy concerns of users, that includes securing files, folders, pictures, gallery and sending of usage statistics to Google and providing strong user control of device sensors i.e. GPS, WiFi, Mobile Networks, Camera, Mic etc. Moreover with smart devices becoming fixtures of our lives, there is a rising concern in companies on how to merge with the rising trend while at the same time safeguarding company’s proprietary information and communication on these devices. Thereby, research would also be aimed towards development of an indigenous Enterprise Level Control solution for Android devices.

II. Network Cyber Defence

Securing network infrastructure against cybera􀆩acks is among one of the top priorities in any private sector, government departments, military or any other sensitive organizations. It is in this niche that the research work in the domain of Network Cyber Defence will play an important national role. The fundamental research would be towards development of an indigenous Security information and event management (SIEM) solution -- a framework that provides real-time analysis of security alerts generated by applications and network hardware. The research would target analysis of network log information using advanced machine learning techniques, effect analysis of network security policies on a large network, detection and prevention of advanced cyberattacks, automated security audit of an enterprise network, prediction based cyber defence mechanisms, network risk management and vulnerability management.

Lab Staff

The Lab is managed by a Principle Investigator (PI) and two Co-PIs who are leading one research project each.

  • PI Lab:

    Professor Dr. Ammar Masood

  • Co-PI Smart Devices Security:

    Mr. Nauman Qureshi

  • Co-PI Networks Cyber Defense:

    Mr. Zain ul Abideen Tariq

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