Welcome to ARIAS
Laboratory for Advanced Research in Information Assurance
The technology for computing and networking systems has and continues to advance at a dramatic pace. However, the technology for ensuring the security and availability of those systems has not kept pace.
Traditionally, security has not been considered as an essential element in the design or development process and was often added as an afterthought. As a result, today's systems are often plagued with numerous vulnerabilities that may be exploited by malicious users.
High-profile attacks and system exploits by malicious users have become common recurring events that increasingly threaten the very fabric of today's digital society. According to a survey conducted by the FBI's Computer Intrusion Squad, in 2004, a cyber crime occurred every 20 seconds and accounted for billions of dollars in lost revenues for corporations based in the United States.
The Advanced Research
in Information Assurance and Security (ARIAS) lab is a research
group within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
at Virginia Tech. It was established in
2003, and its mission is to study and solve challenging security
problems in networks and computer systems. Currently, members of
ARIAS are conducting research in the following areas:
Key management in wireless sensor networks
Intrusion detection in high-bandwidth networks
IP traceback and MAC-layer traceback
Attack-resilient routing in wireless ad hoc
Trustworthy spectrum sharing in cognitive radio
Detection of MAC-layer misbehaviors in wireless
ad hoc networks
Privacy enhancing technologies