Prof. Dr. Manu Malek
Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier’s IJCEE
Life Fellow of the IEEE
Issues and Challenges in Information Security
The Internet has provided many online services and facilitated finding information and doing transactions. This has been made possible due to the openness of the Internet. At the same time, this very openness has posed vulnerabilities resulting in attacks such as ID theft, denial of service, industrial espionage, and extortion.
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to connect billions of objects in the next few years, thus potentially creating additional challenging security and privacy issues.
The objective of this talk is to describe some trends affecting information security and discuss the sources of security problems, as well as provide an overview of IoT and its related security issues. Typical IoT applications are presented with focus on autonomous cars. Also, some potential solutions, safeguards, and defenses are offered.
Manu Malek is the Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier’s International Journal of Computers and Electrical Engineering. He earned his Ph.D. in EE/CS from the University of California, Berkeley. He has extensive experience in teaching, practicing, and research in communications and computer networking; is the author, co-author, or editor of seven books, and many published technical papers in these areas. He has held various academic positions in the USA and overseas, as well as technical management positions at Telcordia Technologies and AT&T/Lucent Bell Labs. He was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Lucent Bell Labs before joining Stevens Institute of Technology as an Industry Professor of Computer Science, from which he retired a few years ago.
Dr. Malek is a Life Fellow of the IEEE and an IEEE Millennium medalist for his contributions. He was Editor for Network Management for the IEEE Transactions on Communications (1989-92), and an IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer (1999-2007). He founded and was the Editor-in-Chief of Springer’s Journal of Network and Systems Management (1993-2010). He has been Editor-in-Chief of Computers and Electrical Engineering since 2010.