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CyberSecurity Research at PNNL (Video)

March 1, 2011

  • Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 
  • Time: 11:00 am — 11:50 am 
  • Place: Mechanical Engineering 218

Deborah Frincke
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

This talk will provide an overview of cybersecurity research at the Dept. of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). PNNL cybersecurity research is conducted in two ways. One, through government contracts. The second is through internally funded Lab Directed R&D. This talk will provide a perspective on mission-oriented LDRD within a laboratory environment. In specific, it will provide a high level view of how PNNL’s Information and Infrastructure Integrity initiative is organized and managed, both in terms of original goals and metrics for success. As illustration, the talk will provide highlights of three specific open research projects currently funded at PNNL: insider threat, cooperative defense, and cyber/physical systems.

Bio: Deborah Frincke joined the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in 2004 as Chief Scientist for Cyber Security, and currently leads PNNL’s internal research investment in cyber security, the Information and Infrastructure Integrity Initiative. Prior to joining PNNL, Frincke was a (Full) Professor at the University of Idaho, and co-founder/co-director of the University of Idaho Center for Secure and Dependable Systems, one of the first such institutions to receive NSA’s designation of a national Center of Excellence in Information Assurance Education. She is an enthusiastic charter member of the Department of Energy’s cyber security grass roots community.

Frincke’s research spans a broad cross section of computer security, both open and classified, with a particular emphasis on infrastructure integrity and computer security education. She co-founded TriGeo Network Systems, whose original products were based on her early research at U of Idaho. TriGeo was recently positioned by Gartner in the “Leaders Quadrant” for security information and event management. She has written over ninety published articles and technical reports.

Frincke is an active member of several editorial boards, including: Journal of Computer Security, the Elsevier International Journal of Computer Networks, and the International Journal of Information and Computer Security. She co-edits the Basic Training Column, IEEE Security and Privacy. She is a steering committee member for Recent Advances in Intrusion Detection (RAID), Systematic Advances in Digital Forensic Engineering (SADFE), and VizSEC. She is a member of numerous advisory boards, including the University of Washington’s Governing Board for the I-School’s Center for Cyber Security and Information Assurance.

Frincke received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis in 1992.

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