Cybersecurity – A High-Level Perspective

We keep spending an ever-increasing amount of money on cybersecurity, yet we do not seem to be getting more “cyber-secure.” Why is that? My paper “Cybersecurity – A High-Level Perspective,” offers some insight into this problem. You can find in on pages (33-43) of the proceedings of the 16th Annual Symposium on Information Assurance (ASIA ‘21) which you can find https://www.albany.edu/iasymposium or https://markovg.files.wordpress.com/2021/09/asia2021_proceedingsfinal.pdf.

Next Week: 2021 NY State Cyber Security Conference — Registration is FREE for educators and low-cost for others

Tuesday and Wednesday of next week, I will virtually attend and participate in the 15th Annual Symposium on Information Assurance (ASIA) which is part of the larger 23rd Annual New York State Cyber Security Conference. Registration for the larger conference is free for government employees and educators, $50 for employees of non-profit organizations, and $200 for everyone else. Registering for the larger conference also registers you for ASIA. I have attached the program for ASIA. Below are some useful links related to these conferences.

ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME.

ASIA Conference Description

The 16th Annual Symposium on Information Assurance (ASIA ‘21) will be held in conjunction with the 24th New York State Cyber Security Conference on June 8-9, 2021 virtually. The three-day conference offers training on the final day. In the past, this joint event has attracted well over 1,000 participants including practitioners, researchers and vendors, providing opportunities for business and intellectual engagement among attendees. The symposium is organized by the University at Albany School of Business, the Enterprise Information Security Office (EISO) of the NYS Office of Information Technology Services (ITS), and the New York State Forum.

ASIA Program

Asia 2021 Program

Conference Registration, including ASIA

Registration for NY State Cyber Security Conference

NY State Cyber Security Conference Description

June 2021 marks the 23rd Annual New York State Cyber Security Conference and 15th Annual Symposium on Information Assurance (ASIA) and we invite you to join us virtually for this nationally recognized event. Hosted by the New York State Office of Information Technology Services, the University at Albany School of Business, and The New York State Forum, Inc., the event takes place June 8 and 9. New York State is a recognized leader in the field of cyber security and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo remains committed to putting systems and practices into place that protect New York’s critical assets, prevent debilitating problems, and keep New Yorkers safe from cyber threats. The conference is part of a statewide effort to boost cyber security awareness and empower state and local governments, academia, organizations and citizens to take better control of their digital security. The conference offers something for everyone: whether you’re a technology user, IT professional, government employee, or business owner. Learn from leading experts in the industry and participate in engaging sessions that provide real-world information you can apply immediately to minimize the cyber risks in your own environment.

For More Information

Detailed Information about the NY State Cyber Security Conference

The Problem of Interceptor Top-Level Domains

Misdirected communication has obvious security and privacy ramifications and is an age-old problem that predates the Internet. In recent years it has been exacerbated by the arrival of electronic communication and the multitude of ways that communication can be misdirected. A new chapter in this age-old problem is being written with the proliferation of top-level domains (TLDs). This paper examines this problem in more detail and provides a full analysis of the current set of TLDs. In particular, we are concerned with TLDs that have a non-trivial probability of intercepting traffic intended for another domain. Intercepting TLDs have the potential of intercepting a lot of traffic since typically a TLD supports many domain names.

We have included the full text of my most recent paper on this subject:

Markowsky Interceptor Top-Level Domains Paper

Here is our latest report showing the potential interference among the TLDs:

May 29, 2021 Interceptor Top-Level Domains Report

The 11th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Data Acquisition and Advanced Computing Systems: Technology and Applications

Image from https://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/cracow

The 11th IEEE International Conference on
Intelligent Data Acquisition and Advanced Computing Systems: Technology and Applications 
(IDAACS’2021)

September 22-25, 2021 

Cracow, Poland

Important Dates

Abstract submission:

07 June 2021

Notification of acceptance:
07 July 2021

Camera ready paper:
28 July 2021

Early registration:
07 July 2021 – 07 August 2021


MDPI Sensors provides a sponsorship:
– Best Paper Award and the Best Young Author Paper Award, 400 CHF per each
– Discount of 10% for publishing extended papers

Extended versions of selected papers will be published in international Journals indexed by Web of Science, Engineering Index (Compendex) and Scopus:
– MDPI Sensors
– International Journal of Computing
– Acta IMEKO


Special Issue Convergence of Intelligent Data Acquisition and Advanced Computing Systems is published in Sensors:  https://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/21/7/2262


Organized by:

   Faculty of Electrical and Computer EngineeringCracow University of TechnologyCracow, Poland
 Research Institute for Intelligent Computer Systems,
West Ukrainian National University and
V.M. Glushkov Institute of Cybernetics, National Academy for Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine
 IEEE Ukraine Section I&M / CI Joint Societies Chapter

I am on the Program Committee and the Chair of the International Advisory Board for this Conference. It is part of a series that has been held since 2001. The IDAACS Conferences always include very interesting people from around the world. I invite you to submit a paper. For more information, go to http://www.idaacs.net/2021

Kraków, written in English as Krakow and traditionally known as Cracow, is the second-largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula River in Lesser Poland Province, the city dates back to the 7th century. Kraków was the official capital of Poland until 1596[ and has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish academic, economic, cultural and artistic life. Cited as one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, its Old Town was declared the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in the world.

(From https://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/cracow)

ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM ON INFORMATION ASSURANCE (ASIA) 2021

Annual Symposium Overview

The 16th Annual Symposium on Information Assurance (ASIA ‘21) will be held in conjunction with the 24th New York State Cyber Security Conference on June 8-9, 2021 virtually. The three-day conference offers training on the final day. In the past, this joint event has attracted well over 1,000 participants including practitioners, researchers and vendors, providing opportunities for business and intellectual engagement among attendees. The symposium is organized by the University at Albany School of Business, the Enterprise Information Security Office (EISO) of the NYS Office of Information Technology Services (ITS), and the New York State Forum.

I am on the Technical Program Committee for this conference and I invite you to submit a paper. We are also looking for reviewers. You can find the call for papers and more details about the conference at https://www.albany.edu/iasymposium.

Dick Morley Celebration

On November 30, 2020, Llewellyn King produced an episode of the White House Chronicle entitled Remembering Richard E. “Dick” Morely, giant in U.S. manufacturing. Featured guests were Ken Ball, Patricia Moody, and me. You can view the episode at http://whchronicle.com/. On Wednesday, December 16, 2020 we will present a much more extensive presentation on Dick Morley and his achievements. This celebration will run from 11 AM to 4 PM Eastern Time and will feature a variety of panel discussions and presentations dealing with Dick Morley’s inventions and entrepreneurial activities. The link for this Dick Morley Celebration is https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/98620457411. This is a high-capacity Zoom webinar so no registration or fee is required. A complete and detailed description of the sessions will be available next week on this website. Join us as your schedule allows. This event is organized by the Cyber Society Lab at the Missouri University of Science & Technology.

Happy Birthday Dick Morley, Father of the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)

December 1 is the birthday of Richard (Dick) Morley, who passed away on October 17, 2017, in New Hampshire. He is one of the people who have a profound impact on our lives, yet are generally unknown to the public. Dick Morley was a driving force behind the programmable logic controller, commonly referred to as a PLC (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Programmable_logic_controller). These handy units are the backbone of manufacturing and many types of control systems. Dick Morley was an original thinker and inspired many people. A short biography can be found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Morley.

Today, November 30, 2020, Ken Ball, Patricia Moody, and I joined host Llewellyn King to record an episode of The White House Chronicle (http://whchronicle.com/) dedicated to his memory. This episode will be available both here and on The White House Chronicle website on December 4. It will be broadcast on a variety of public broadcasting stations and the POTUS Channel on Sirius XM radio. For details, please see http://whchronicle.com/.

In addition, we are in the process of organizing a much more extensive program dedicated to Dick Morley and his many accomplishments to be held on December 16, 2020. Details on this extended program will be available soon on this website.