Faculty members associated with the Institute of Information Assurance (IIA) are researching topics that include:

  • Malware analysis
  • Web security
  • Intrusion detection
  • Wireless network reliability
  • Trustworthy computing
  • Denial of service
  • Virus and malware dissemination patterns
  • Security and privacy in online social networks
  • Security policy, international conflict, and cyber warfare
  • Cryptography
  • Side channel attacks and countermeasures
  • Hardware and software system vulnerabilities
  • Hardened systems

Specific projects can be found at:

  • Systems Security Lab (SSL) was established at Northeastern University in 2011 by the interdisciplinary faculty members, Engin Kirda and co-PI William Robertson. The lab has a focus on practical security research and research spans systems and network security. Some research projects include mobile security, web security, security applications of program analysis, botnets and malware.
  • Energy-Efficient and Secure Systems Lab (NUEES) is multidisciplinary research laboratory involving ECE, CCIS and Mathematics. The lab is led by Yunsi Fei, and includes co-PI Kaeli. Research projects concentrate of hardware oriented security. Such as side channel attacks, countermeasures and evaluations.
  • Computer Architecture Laboratory (NUCAR) is a leading research group working on  the design of hardware and software systems. The lab is led by co-PI Kaeli. The security-related research includes secure hypervisor design, secure accelerators (e.g., GPUS and FPGAs) and hardware hardening techniques.
  • Network and Distributed System Security (NDS2) is a research laboratory set up by Professors Nita-Rotaru and Oprea. It studies distributed systems and network protocols that achieve security.