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Solving Current Cyber Challenges: Academic and Industry Collaboration

June 2020 Webinar
Timothy J. Shimeall, Timur D. Snoke

The chasm between what academia researches and what industry uses in cyber is wide. By building mutually beneficial collaborations between the two, we can improve algorithms, datasets and techniques that are applicable to the real-world.

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Software Engineering Institute

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Abstract

The chasm between what academia researches and what industry uses in cyber is wide. By building mutually beneficial collaborations between the two, we can improve algorithms, datasets and techniques that are applicable to the real-world. Students and researchers should build a solid partnership with professionals early in their career to be exposed to and ground their work in current industry challenges. This ultimately results in more research being transformed into practical solutions. 

Collaborations between academia and industry is one of the best ways for industry to direct academic research outcomes to solve current problems. Without collaborations it can be challenging for academia to produce algorithms, datasets and techniques that are directly applicable for real-world problems. Students and researchers have to build a working loop with the professionals early in their carrier to maximize the relevance of their work in practice, which ultimately results in more research being transformed to practical solutions. 

What Will Attendees Learn? 

• The need for platforms that bring industry and academia together to exchange problems and potential solutions capitalizing on what strengths each side can give. i.e. academia - dedicated research, industry - defining the problem space as a practitioner 

• Collaborations can give industry professionals novel paradigms and help them to approach their problems differently. 

• The importance of validation of academic work by the industry in addition to the peer reviewed publications.

About the Speaker

Timothy J. Shimeall

Timothy J. Shimeall

Dr. Timothy Shimeall is a senior member of the technical staff with the CERT Network Situational Awareness Group of the Software Engineering Institute, where he is responsible for overseeing and participating ...

Dr. Timothy Shimeall is a senior member of the technical staff with the CERT Network Situational Awareness Group of the Software Engineering Institute, where he is responsible for overseeing and participating in the development of analysis methods in the area of network systems security and survivability. This work includes development of methods to identify trends in security incidents and in the development of software used by computer and network intruders. Of particular interest are incidents affecting defended systems and malicious software that are effective despite common defenses. Tim is also an Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, with teaching and research interests focused on information survivability. Before joining Carnegie Mellon University, Tim was an Associate Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He taught a variety of topics in software engineering, systems and security and supervised numerous masters and Ph.D. theses. He has taught courses for a variety of educational institutions and private corporations, in both local and distance learning formats.

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