CyBASE hosts a group of researchers composed of faculty members from different programs as well as professionals from different departments at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Daytona Beach Campus. 

Cybersecurity and Assured Systems Engineering (CyBASE) Center 

CyBASE hosts a group of researchers composed of faculty members from different programs as well as professionals from different departments at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Daytona Beach Campus.

CyBASE performs research in cybersecurity associated with critical infrastructures and assured systems such as aviation and aerospace systems. CyBASE researchers are currently involved in projects in the following areas:

  • Embedded Systems Security
  • Aviation and Aerospace Cybersecurity
  • Aviation and Aerospace Digital Forensics
  • Digital Forensics for Unmanned Autonomous Systems
  • Cloud Computing Security
  • Secure UAS as Service Architectures

CyBASE projects are carried out in the Cybersecurity Engineering Lab (CybEL) or in the Digital Systems Laboratory, or both depending on the needs of a project.  Both labs also host students who are associated with the projects and CyBASE researchers. Students interested in cybersecurity and cybersecurity engineering can check the Cybersecurity Minor and Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management & Policy offered by the Department of Security Studies & International Affairsas well as the Cybersecurity Engineering Area of Concentration in the Computer Science program and the Master of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering (MSCybE) degree offered by the Department of Electrical, Computer, Software, & Systems EngineeringStudents can also check out The White Hat Eagles Cybersecurity Student Club page and participate in their activities.

CyBASE Researchers

Remzi Seker, Ph.D. (Director)
Professor of Computer Science
Department of Electrical, Computer, Software, and Systems Engineering
Research Areas: Cybersecurity in Aerial Systems, Digital Forensics for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), UAS as a Service.

Radu Babiceanu, Ph.D.  (Associate Director)
Associate Professor of Systems Engineering
Department of Electrical, Computer, Software, and Systems Engineering
Research Areas: System Resilience, Security and Privacy for Complex Systems, Software-defined Networking

Petr Bojda, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department of Electrical, Computer, Software, and Systems Engineering
Research Areas: Cybersecurity Aspects of Aeronautical Navigation and Surveillance Systems, Avionics, Software-defined Radio

Nick Brixius, M.Sc.
Professor of Computer and Software Engineering
Department of Electrical, Computer, Software, and Systems Engineering
Research Areas: Integrating Security in Software Development, Network Security

Glenn S. Dardick, Ph.D., CCFP, CCE
Associate Professor of Security Studies and International Affairs
Department of Security Studies & International Affairs
Research Areas: Cyber Forensics, Cyber Forensics Assurance, Cyber Security

Richard G. Davis, CISSP, CCNP/CCNP-S, GCFE
IT Security Director, Information Technology Security Services
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Research Areas: Usable Security, Network Forensics.

Keith Garfield, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Department of Electrical, Computer, Software, and Systems Engineering
Research Areas: AI applications in Cybersecurity, Data Governance in NextGen

Gary C. Kessler, Ph.D. CCE, CCFP, CISSP
Professor of Cybersecurity and Department Chair
Department of Security Studies & International Affairs
Research Areas: Computer Forensics, Mobile Device Forensics, Information Security, Cybersecurity Education

Andrew J. Kornecki, Ph.D.
Professor of Software Engineering
Department of Electrical, Computer, Software, and Systems Engineering
Research Areas: Embedded Systems, Safety and Security in Cyber-physical Infrastructures, Cybersecurity in Aerial Systems

Peter Merkle, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Civil Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Research Areas: Design Threat Definition, Cyber-Physical Security, Sensor Data Security, System Authentication, International Custody Protocols, Vulnerability Analysis

Thomas Yang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department of Electrical, Computer, Software, and Systems Engineering
Research Areas: Statistical Signal Processing, Multi-agent Autonomous Systems, Wireless Communications.

Jiawei Yuan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Department of Electrical, Computer, Software, and Systems Engineering
Research Areas: Cloud Computing Security, Cloud Storage Integrity and Privacy, eHealth Privacy, Applied Cryptography

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