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Networking and Security Approaches for Drone Swarm Tactical Edge Environments with Prasad Calyam

On Wednesday, June 19, 2024 at 16h00 we welcome Prasad Calyam from the University of Missouri-Columbia, USA for a talk on “Networking and Security Approaches for Drone Swarm Tactical Edge Environments with Prasad Calyam.” You are cordially invited to participate.

The talk is open to general public but if you are not from IMT Atlantique, you have to pre-register and be confirmed here first for on-site participation:

Date: 19/6/2024, 16h
Location: Petit Amphi, IMT Atlantique, 2 Rue de la Châtaigneraie, 35510 Cesson-Sévigné


Tactical edge network environments featuring drone swarms are critical to deploy applications in e.g., military, disaster response, and industrial manufacturing environments. Given the dynamic, as well as the Denied, Disrupted, Intermittent, and Limited Impact (DDIL) nature of these environments, a set of resource-aware networking and security approaches are essential to address edge resource constraints and enable real-time decision-making. Combining geographical routing with the Zero Trust (ZT) security paradigm can enable high data throughput along with strict access controls, continuous entity verification, and mitigation of unauthorized access, tampering, and data integrity issues. However, there is a need to transform ZT security principles that are typically developed for unconstrained data center environments with reliable networking and abundant computing power and are not suitable in a tactical edge network setting. In this talk, a risk-based ZT scale approach for geographical routing and video analytics will be presented that tailors security measures to scenario-associated risk levels, while having low resource overheads. Specifically, approach to devise a Bayesian Network (BN) model will be presented to evaluate communication request risk based on metrics indicating possible attacks. The talk will conclude with findings that demonstrate the effectiveness and adaptability of our risk-based ZT scale approach in ensuring secure and efficient operations within tactical edge network environments.

Speaker Bio

Prasad Calyam is the Greg L. Gilliom Professor of Cybersecurity in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at University of Missouri-Columbia, and Director of the Center for Cyber Education, Research and Infrastructure (Mizzou CERI). His research and development areas of interest include: Cloud Computing, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, and Advanced Cyberinfrastructure. Previously, he was a research director at the Ohio Supercomputer Center/Ohio Academic Resources Network at The Ohio State University. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers in various conference and journal venues. As the Principal Investigator, he has successfully led teams of graduate, undergraduate and postdoctoral fellows in Federal, State, University and Industry sponsored R&D projects totaling over $30 Million. His research sponsors include: National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Energy (DOE), National Security Agency (NSA), Department of State (DOS), Army Research Lab (ARL), VMware, Cisco, Raytheon-BBN, Dell, Verizon, IBM and others. His basic research and software on multi-domain network measurement and monitoring has been commercialized as ‘Narada Metrics’. He is a Senior Member of IEEE. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management.

Marc-Oliver Pahl

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