The March issue of Hakin9 Mobile Security is out. This month’s magazine features an interview with Dr. Arun Sood by Zsolt Nemeth and Jeffrey Smith.
Dr. Arun Sood is Professor of Computer Science in the Department of Computer Science, and Co-Director of the International Cyber Center at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. His research interests are in security architectures; image and multimedia computing; performance modeling and evaluation; simulation, modeling, and optimization.
He and his team of faculty and students have developed a new approach to server security, called Self Cleansing Intrusion Tolerance (SCIT). We convert static servers into dynamic servers and reduce the exposure of the servers, while maintaining uninterrupted service.
This research has been supported by US Army, NIST through the Critical Infrastructure Program, SUN, Lockheed Martin, Commonwealth of Virgina CTRF (in partnership with Northrop Grumman). Recently SCIT technology was winner of the Global Security Challenge (GSC) sponsored Securities Technologies for Tomorrow Challenge. Dr Sood leads a university spin-off called SCIT Labs Inc, which is commercializing SCIT technology under license from GMU.
Also in this issue is an article on “Android Mobile Security” by Vinay Gayakwad:
Android’s profound impact on the mobile market has made it a prime target for criminals. And the operating system, which powers over half of the 60.5 million smart phones sold worldwide in the third quarter of 2011, is less safe than its rivals. Juniper Networks’ Malicious Mobile Threats Report shows that Android malware instances increased by 400% between 2009 and 2010, while other platforms remained relatively secure, due mainly to fewer cybercriminals trying to break through their defenses, and in some cases, to stronger security features.
Other articles include:
- Mobile Device Security by Prashant Verma
- Virtualization Security by Amar Wakharkar
- Interview with Scott Gordon by Aby Rao
- Android Mobile Security by Vinay Gayakwad
- The Ultimate Hat Trick that Worked over the Last Couple of Thousand Years by Zsolt Nemeth