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Research Focus Areas:

ACRC faculty and students conduct advanced research in the field of cybersecurity drawing on a variety of disciplines and specialized technical areas. Our current research focuses on the following thrusts:

  • Secure Software Engineering
  • Cloud Security and Forensics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Advanced Manufacturing Security

Research Partners

ACRC collaborates with government agencies at the state and federal levels, academic institutions, industry partners, and small businesses. Examples of our research partners include:

  • National Science Foundation
  • Department of Defense
  • National Security Agency
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • State of Alabama Office of Information Technology
  • Dynetics
  • Progeny
  • Trideum

Work With Us:

We are always looking to establish new partnerships to conduct research. If you have a cybersecurity problem that requires deep technical expertise, we can help. Please contact David Umphress, director of the Auburn Cyber Research Center, for more information.

Examples of current and past projects

  • Sponsor: U.S. Army PEO Missile and Space
    Project Title: Cybersecurity For System Of Systems Architectures
    Purpose: Conduct a cybersecurity vulnerability assessment of U.S. Army air and missile defense systems currently being deployed.
  • Sponsor: Progeny (U.S. Navy funding)
    Project Title: Virtual Machine Introspection
    Purpose: Develop a DEVSEC Ops framework for monitoring security through introspection of virtual machine memory, service calls, and OI. 
  • Sponsor: CIA
    Purpose: Apply machine learning techniques to big data sets to extract identity of users.
  • Sponsor: Hexagon Intergraph
    Project Title: Intergraph Explorer Vulnerability Assessment
    Purpose: Identify software vulnerabilities in InterGraph Explorer, a single-page web app used to record and track police dispatches within a municipal unit.
  • Sponsor: U.S. Army
    Project Title: Cybersecurity of Space Assets
    Purpose: Propose a cybersecurity roadmap for small tactical satellites based on a vulnerability assessment of satellite ground stations.