Researchers are also working with GTISC
to develop and apply novel approaches to automatically identify and analyze emerging cyber threats, such as botnets.
Georgia Tech Information Security Centre (GTISC
) (2008), Emerging Cyber Threats Report for 2009 (Atlanta, GA: Georgia Tech).
"At GTISC, we feel strongly that security should not be an after-thought with VoIP," said Mustaque Ahamad, principal investigator and director of GTISC.
This funding will enable GTISC faculty and graduate students to work with ISS and BellSouth technologists to develop and evaluate solutions that address VoIP security.
"We look forward to working with experts at GTISC and BellSouth to further our understanding of VoIP vulnerabilities and how best to mitigate them for our customers."
GTISC is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education with faculty and students from the College of Computing, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and Georgia Tech Research Institute.
As a GTISC Industrial Partner Verso will collaborate with the organisation on speaking engagements, internships and research projects.
Director of GTISC
, Wenke Lee said that with recent revelations of data collection by the federal government, the institute will continue to see a focus on cloud security, adding that encryption in the cloud often impacts data accessibility and processing speed.
According to GTISC, GTRI and the experts cited in the report, specific threats to follow over the coming year include, among others:
"Every year, security researchers and experts see new evolutions in cyber threats to people, businesses and governments," said Wenke Lee, director of GTISC.
For 2011, GTISC is forecasting three key cyber security areas where threats are expected to increase and evolve:
"We have to move away from the reactive mode of addressing cyber security threats and must proactively work to understand new threats and develop effective ways to contain them," said Mustaque Ahamad of GTISC.