The Department of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus cordially invites you to the Colloquium entitled:

Protecting Services from Security Mis-configuration


Speaker: Dr. Ron Addie
Affiliation: University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Category: Colloquium
Location: Room 148, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences (FST-01), 1 University Avenue, 2109 Nicosia, Cyprus (directions)
Date: Friday, November 13, 2015
Time: 12:00-13:00 EET
Host: Andreas Pitsillides (

Examples of how service is hindered by otherwise sensible security rules are presented. Service protection policies are then described which can help to prevent these compromises to service and assist us to measure this impact where it occurs. These examples include demonstration in some cases of how the combined collection of rules (security and service protection) can be enforced and maintained. The concept of service protection policies is introduced. We use ns3 and Click in simulations to check the consistency of aggregate security policy by checking that service protection rules are valid.We show that these can improve the performance of the network experienced by users and increase network security.

Short Bio:
Ron Addie received his BSc degree from Monash University in 1972 and completed his PhD at Monash University in the area of semi-Markov queues in 1986. From 1972 to 1992, he worked in Telecom Australia Research Laboratories where he was involved in the development of ATM, teletraffic, and network analysis and design. In 1992 he moved to the University of Southern Queensland, where he holds the position of Associate Professor. His current research interests include queueing theory for long-range dependent traffic, rare event simulation, layered network design, network analysis, design and simulation software and security of web information systems. He is the author or co-author of many journal and conference papers, primarily in the area of communications, with more 1000 citations (according to Google Scholar).

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