Cyber Security Research

The two main research thrusts of the center for Cyber Security and Digital Forensics [CSDF] are (i) Cyber Defense and digital forensics and (ii) Biometric-based IoT solutions. Through these thrusts, the CSDF center leads cyber security and data forensics research at VSU.

Research thrust I: Digital forensics
Lead: Dr. Micheal Reynolds
Focus: Utilizing digital forensics equipment to gain hands on experience in digital forensics for the development of more efficient techniques for detecting cyber crimes.

Research thrust II: Biometric-based IoT solution development
Lead: Dr. Joseph Shelton
Focus: Application of different classifiers on physiological and behavioral biometrics for improved classification of cyber threats.

Selected Publications:

Martin, P., Shelton, J. A Prototype for Cross-Institution, Interdisciplinary Experiential Learning in Cybersecure Autonomy Submitted to 2023 ASEE Southeastern Section Conference

Takiva Richardson, Joseph Shelton and Yasmin Eady, Kofi Kyei, Albert Esterline. (2022) WebID + Biometrics with Permuted Disposable Features In 2022 ACM Southeast Conference (ACMSE 2022), April 18–20, 2022, Virtual Event, USA. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 7 pages. 3476883.3524050

Cook, D., Shelton, J. (2021) Hands on Cyber Security Education using MITRE's CALDERA CAPWIC 2021.

Selected Presentations:

Dr. Joseph Shelton met with the Advancing Minorities Interest in Engineering organization to discuss industry advice for improvements in the cybersecurity program.

Dr. Shelton spoke to K-12 students at the Openbox Program workshop to introduce the workshop.