The Databases and Security (DBSec) research group is led by

It is part of Computer Science Department of Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO).The group focuses on research on all areas in the fields of Information Security and Database Systems. We do both theoretical and systems work in areas such as data and application security, network security, security modeling, risk management, trust models, privacy and digital forensics, database systems, e-commerce and formal methods in software engineering.

Current research includes:

  • Attack modeling: security risk models, optimal security hardening
  • Trust models: non-binary context sensitive model of trust
  • Security protocols
  • Applied cryptography
  • Data and applications security
  • Understanding human factors in security
  • Digital forensics
  • Access control
  • Event processing and data streams
  • Internet protocols
  • Privacy and anonymity
  • UML model analysis
  • Workflows and advanced transaction models

We also frequently work with the CSU Artificial Intelligence and Software Engineering groups.