Human-Centric Security Laboratory

URL: http://people.cs.vt.edu/~danfeng/

Contact: Danfeng Yao

Our research is focused on cyber security, in particular network and information security, human-behaviors in computer security, user-centric and user-friendly systems, insider threats, secure information sharing, data privacy, and applied cryptography. We are interested in developing sound and quantifiable techniques for ensuring the integrity of computer and network systems, and protect them from advanced malicious software attacks as well as operational and accidental errors.

2015
Shu, X., D. D. Yao, and N. Ramakrishnan, "Unearthing Stealthy Program Attacks Buried in Extremely Long Execution Paths", 22nd ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), Denver, Colorado, ACM, 10/2015.
Xu, K., K. Tian, D. D. Yao, and B. Ryder, "Probabilistic Program Modeling for High-Precision Anomaly Classification", 2015 IEEE Computer Security Foundations Symposium (CSF), Verona, Italy, IEEE, 07/2015.
Shu, X., D. D. Yao, and B. Ryder, "A Formal Framework for Program Anomaly Detection", 18th International Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses (RAID), Kyoto, Japan, 11/2015.
Shu, X., J. Zhang, D. D. Yao, and W. - C. Feng, "Fast Detection of Transformed Data Leaks", IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security (TIFS), 2015.
Dou, Y., C. Zeng, Y. Yang, and D. D. Yao, "MadeCR: Correlation-based Malware Detection for Cognitive Radio", IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), Hong Kong, IEEE, 04/2015.
Liu, F., X. Shu, D. D. Yao, and A. Butt, "Privacy-Preserving Scanning of Big Content for Sensitive Data Exposure with MapReduce", ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy (CODASPY), San Antonio, TX, ACM, 03/2015.
2014
Zhang, H., D. D. Yao, and N. Ramakrishnan, "Detection of Stealthy Malware Activities with Traffic Causality and Scalable Triggering Relation Discovery", he 9th ACM Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS), Kyoto, Japan, 06/2014.
Almohri, H., D. D. Yao, and D. Kafura, "DroidBarrier: Know What is Executing on Your Android", ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy (CODASPY), San Antonio, TX, ACM, 03/2014.
Almohri, H., D. D. Yao, and D. Kafura, "Process Authentication for High System Assurance", IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC), vol. 11, no. 2, 03/2014.
2013
2012