Cyber Security Research

Cyber Security Research

Highlights of Graduate Student Research

In addition to pursuing class and lab exercises, SANS master's program candidates conduct faculty-guided research, write and publish their work, and present their findings in webcasts. Here are some highlights of their recent findings. You can follow the links in each of the sections below to find a complete copy of their papers, and you can visit the SANS Reading room to view these and other students' research results.


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A Year in Review: Distinguished Student Publications of 2019

Throughout the year, research by SANS Technology Institute master's degree students has been accepted and published in some of the leading cybersecurity academic journals. Notable accomplishments include:

  • Balaji Balakrishnan's research, "Cloud Security Monitoring with AI-ML Infused Technologies," was accepted in CSIAC's Journal of Cyber Security and Information Systems and published in the April 2019 issue, Artificial Intelligence the Next "Nuclear Arms Race" - "Space Race To The Edge" Read it here
  • Sean Goodwin's white paper, "Attackers Inside the Walls: Detecting Malicious Activity," was featured in The ISSA Journal's August 2019 Issue, The ToolBox: Tools of the Infosec Pro Read it here [Note: ISSA membership is required for access to the full journal issue]
  • Michael Hoffman's work, "Gaining Endpoint Log Visibility in ICS Environments," was published in CSIAC's Journal of Cyber Security and Information Systems issue, Resilient Industrial Control Systems (ICS) & Cyber Physical Systems (CPS): The Growing Cyber-Kinetic Threats in August 2019 Read it here
  • Jon-Michael Lacek's white paper, "Changing the DevOps Culture One Security Scan at a Time" was published in the November 2019 issue of The ISSA Journal, on DevOps Security Read it here [Note: ISSA membership is required for access to the full journal issue]

You can also find these, and other student white papers in the SANS Reading Room, indicated in red with the "STI Graduate Student Research" tag. Papers published here have earned the distinction of an "A" grade in the graduate-level Technical Research & Communication Practicum, a course required in the M.S. in Information Security Engineering (MSISE) curriculum.


White Papers

STI master's program candidates conduct research which is relevant, has real world impact, and which often provides cutting edge advancements to the field of cybersecurity knowledge, all under the guidance and review of our world-class instructors. Here are some highlights of their recent findings.

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Webcasts

Experts who struggle to communicate well are often unable to optimize their impact upon their organization. Our master's program candidates not only learn advanced technical skills, but they also experience and learn how to communicate their insights and realizations to both technical and non-technical audiences.

Students present their published work to faculty members via webcast and recordings are made available afterwards to the public. A selection of these presentations is available here.

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