Xukai Zou

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Creating Secure and Private-Preserving Cyber Infrastructure

The project is the first attempt to build a secure, holistic, and resilient cybersecurity architecture for any computing systems so that different types of users can remotely access and share protected data/resource/workflow in a free, flexible, yet finely-controlled, manner. The developed secure infrastructure will provide multi-level comprehensive protection from user authentication to fine-tuned data access, to confidentiality, integrity, availability, and traceability. The developed secure architecture is based on cutting-edge and advanced security technologies most of which have been invented or designed by Professor Zou and his team of researchers. The secure architecture can be applied to any multi-user and dynamic data/resource sharing systems and cyber infrastructures such as scientific infrastructures, health care systems, power-grid infrastructures, law-enforcement and forensic systems, and secure smart-city and smart-home infrastructures to protect the systems or infrastructures from both internal and external attacks.

Professor Zou's translation of research into secure, online transactions and interactions is another excellent example of how IUPUI's faculty members are TRANSLATING their RESEARCH INTO PRACTICE.