new in the Laboratory for Cybersecurity Dynamics?
- (5/2019) Two papers accepted to IJCAI'2019! Thanks to my
Gabe Fernandez successfully defended his MS Thesis! Congrats to Gabe!
- (5/2019) I received our Department's Research Achievement
Award! Thanks to my students and collaborators!
Our paper, which introduces and proves that a large class of unified
preventive and reactive cyber defense dynamics is still globally
convergent, is accepted to IEEE/ACM ToN! Congrats
- (3/30/2019) Our paper introducing the first cybersecurity agility metrics is accepted to IEEE
T-IFS! Congrats to Joe and Eric!
A new grant on using blockchains to manage cybersecurity is funded by AFRL!
- (2/14/2019) See media
Q&A interview report on our Cybersecurity
report on our AICS'2019 work!
- (11/2018) We won the adversarial malware classification challenge organized by MIT Lincoln Lab at the AAAI-19 Workshop on
Artificial Intelligence for Cyber Security (AICS'2019)!
One paper accepted to Journal of Complex Networks! Congrats to Richard!
One paper accepted to AAAI'2019!
Congrats to Lin!
Our paper titled ''Modeling and
predicting extreme cyber attack rates via marked point processes'' is
one of the two Highly Commended Finalists for the Best Paper Prize
among ALL of the papers
published in the Journal of Applied Statistics in year 2017! I thank my
statistician collaborators for the joyful endeavor! The way ahead is
Our project on Adversarial Malware Detection is funded by NSF SaTC
program! See media reports here and here and indexed by the Cyberwire at here
and San Antonio Express-News reports at here.
- (9/2018) Our STRAM framework paper is accepted by ACM
Computing Survey! We systematize Trustworthiness into four aspects:
Security, Trust, Resilience, and Agility.
Three papers on cybersecurity metrics and data
analytics are accepted into Milcom'2018! Congratulations to my students
Eric, John, and Richard!
Our grant proposal --- Enhancing Safety and Security of Clinical Alarm
Systems: An interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical-Human Analysis --- is awarded
by SALSI (San Antonio Life Sciences Institute: Clusters in Research
Our paper -- Modeling and Predicting Cyber Hacking Breaches -- is accepted
into IEEE T-IFS.
Our paper -- Statistical Estimation of Malware Detection Metrics in the
Absence of Ground Truth -- is accepted into IEEE T-IFS.
Our paper on quantifying the security effectiveness of firewalls and DMZs
is accepted to HotSoS'2018.
Congrats to Huashan! A full version on quantifying the security
effectiveness of preventive defense mechanisms, including but going beyond
firewalls and DMZs, will be available soon.
I will also serve as a Program Committee Co-Chair for ICICS'2018.
Our paper on modeling multivariate cybersecurity
risks is accepted to Journal of Applied Statistics!
Congratulations to Marcus for successfully defending his PhD Dissertation!
He will join the AFRL!
Co-initiated a new conference: International
Conference on Science of Cyber Security (SciSec)
and will serve as a Program Committee Co-Chair for its inaugural edition
in 2018 (SciSec 2018).
Joined the Editorial Board of IEEE Transactions on Network Science and
Engineering (IEEE TNSE)!
A paper on using Deep Learning to detect software vulnerabilities is
accepted to NDSS'18!
A paper on building Blockchains for lightweight
users is accepted to SEARIAL'17!
A paper on using multi-context features to detect malware is accepted to
Journal of Computer Virology and Hacking Techniques. Congratulations to
Joe Mireles successfully defended his MS Thesis on cybersecurity
data analytics. Congratulations to Joe!
Grant on MTD Dynamics is funded by ARO!
Grant on Predictive Cybersecurity Data Analytics
is funded by ARL!
Our paper on proving that Preventive and Reactive Cyber Defense Dynamics
Is Globally Stable in the entire parameter universe is accepted to
IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering.
Two papers are accepted to Milcom'2017. Congratulations to Marcus and
Our paper on modeling robustness of (non)interdependent
networks against dependent and adaptive attacks is accepted to Physica A. The attacks are realistic and defy analytic
treatment at this point.
One paper on maximizing the spectral radius of interdependent networks
with a given number of interdependence edges is accepted into Physical
I got UTSA College of Sciences Dean's Research Achievement Award!
Our paper on using a novel statistical dependence structure to predict the
effectiveness cyber defense early-warning is accepted to Technometrics.
Our paper on using Marked Point Processes to predict extreme attack rates
is accepted to Journal of Applied Statistics.
Our paper on characterizing and optimizing multiple cyber attacks against
a target with observation errors and dependence outcomes is accepted to
Reliability Engineering & System Safety.
Our paper on systematizing security metrics is to appear in ACM Computing
One paper on detecting software vulnerability is accepted to ACSAC'2016.
One paper on attack narratives accepted to The 1st International
Conference on Cyber Conflict in the U.S. (CyCon
One paper on security metrics is accepted to Milcom'2016.
A new grant on "Metrics Framework of Trustworthy Systems:
Systematization, Ontologies, Measurements, Properties
and Theory "
is funded by ARO/ARL.
In Fall 2016, I will create and teach a new
course on Security Metrics. This is exciting as Security Metrics has
become one dimension of our X-Y-Z-t "coordinate system " in our cybersecurity
research (see more information on my Cybersecurity
Dynamics page at http://www.cs.utsa.edu/~shxu/socs/).
Moustafa Saleh successfully defended his PhD Dissertation. He actually
started working as a full-time Security Engineer at Microsoft in 9/2015.
I delivered an invited talk on "Grey-Box Cybersecurity
Data analytics " at USAF
RATPAC working group in Tampa, Florida.
One paper accepted to the journal of Probability in the Engineering and
I got UTSA College of Sciences Dean's Research Achievement Award!
Congratulations to my PhD student Richard Garcia-Lebron for winning the
Best Graduate Presentation Award in the category of Computer Science and
Cyber Security at UTSA's 2015 College of Science Research Conference!
One paper accepted to IEEE T-IFS and one paper accepted to PLoS One.
Yes, our paper won Taylor & Francis Mathematics & Statistics Readers'
Our paper entitled Cyber Epidemic Models with Dependences
published in Internet Mathematics is shortlisted for Taylor & Francis Mathematics
& Statistics Readers' Award 2015! Only one paper is selected from each of the Mathematics
& Statistics journals published by Taylor & Francis.
One paper accepted to HotSoS'15!
The website for our Laboratory
for Cybersecurity Dynamics (LCD) is
Our Cybersecurity Posture paper accepted to
will serve as a PC co-Chair for NSS'15 in New York City!
papers to appear in various venues.
will be promoted to Full Professor effective on 9/1/2014!
One paper accepted to IEEE CNS 2014.
Li Xu successfully defended his PhD Thesis. His first employment: Security
Engineer, Yahoo! Labs. Congrats!
Zhenxin Zhan successfully defended his PhD Thesis. His first employment:
Security Researcher, Junipers Networks. Congrats!
Qingji successfully defended his PhD Thesis. His first employment: Staff
Researcher, Huawei Research Center in San Jose.
Two papers and two posters accepted to HotSoS'14.
Qingji Zheng won UTSA's Graduate Research Award.
One paper accepted to Internet Mathematics.
I was invited to join the Editorial Board of IEEE TIFS (term: 3/16/2014 -- 3/15/2017).
I was re-appointed to the Editorial Board of IEEE TDSC for the 2nd