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Cybersecurity-Lab-at-CEN

Cybersecurity group at CEN

(Cybersecurity lab @ CEN)

Centre for Excellence in Computational Engineering and Networking (CEN)

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Mentors specialized in Cybersecurity, Machine Learning and Deep Learning

Dr. Soman K P

Dr. Anand Kumar M

Mr. Vijay Krishna Menon

Research Scholars specialized in Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning and Deep Learning

Mr. Vinayakumar R

Mr. Barathi Ganesh HB

Anu V, Research Assistant

Mr. Harikrishnan N B, MTech student

Funded Projects in CyberSecurity Domain

  1. Information Security Assurance funded by paramount computer systems - Principal investigator Dr. Soman KP.

  2. Early Warning Framework Phase 2 - Network Security Situational Awareness and Countermeasures using DNS, BGP, Netflow and Remote Content Inception funded by DIETY, Govt. of India - Principal investigator Dr. Prabaharan Poornachandran, Co-PI Dr. Soman KP.

Under-Review

  1. Deep-URL: A Deep Dive to Catch Malicious URLs using Deep learning with Character Embeddings

  2. Deep-DGA-Detect: Applying Deep Learning to DGA based Malware Detection at Scale

  3. Deep Learning based Phishing URL Detection

  4. Comparative study of the detection of malicious URLs using Shallow and Deep Networks

  5. Deep-Ransomware-Detect: Detecting Ransomware using Deep Neural Network

  6. Deep-Net: Deep Neural Network for Cyber Security Use Cases

  7. Performance comparison of Deep learning and classical Machine learning in Network traffic intrusion detection system

  8. Shallow and Deep Neural Network Intrusion Detection System

Publications

  1. Scalable Framework for Cyber Threat Situational Awareness based on Domain Name Systems Data Analysis

  2. Detecting Android Malware using Long Short-term Memory-LSTM

  3. Evaluating Deep Learning Approaches to Characterize and Classify the DGAs at Scale

  4. Evaluating Deep learning Approaches to Characterize, Signalize and Classify malicious URLs

  5. Detecting Malicious Domain Names using Deep Learning Approaches at Scale

  6. Evaluating Shallow and Deep Networks for Secure Shell (SSH) Traffic Analysis

  7. Evaluating Effectiveness of Shallow and Deep Networks to Intrusion Detection System

  8. Deep Android Malware Detection and Classification

  9. Long Short-Term Memory based Operation Log Anomaly Detection

  10. Deep Encrypted Text Categorization

  11. Applying Convolutional Neural Network for Network Intrusion Detection

  12. Secure Shell (SSH) Traffic Analysis with Flow based Features Using Shallow and Deep networks

  13. Applying Deep Learning Approaches for Network Traffic Prediction

  14. Evaluating Shallow and Deep Networks for Ransomware Detection and Classification

Team names in IWSPA-AP Shared Task

  1. CEN-Security@IWSPA 2018- Authors: Harikrishnan Nb, Vinayakumar R, Soman KP and Pradeep Menon

  2. CEN-AISecurity@IWSPA-2018- Authors: Vinayakumar R, Barathi Ganesh HB, Prabaharan Poornachandran, Anand Kumar M andSoman KP

  3. NLP_CEN_AMRITA @ IWSPA 2018- Authors: Barathi Ganesh HB, Vinayakumar R, Anand Kumar M and Soman KP

  4. CENSec@Amrita- Authors: Anu Vazhayil, Vinayakumar R and Soman KP

  5. Security-CEN@Amrita- Authors: Akarsh S, Harikrishnan NB, Vinayakumar R and Soman KP

  6. CEN-DeepSpam- Authors: Hiransha M, Nidhin Unnithan, Vinayakumar R and Soman KP

  7. Crypt Coyotes- Authors: Vysakh Mohan, Vinayakumar R and Soman KP

  8. CEN-SecureNLP- Authors: Sai Sundarakrishna, Vinayakumar R and Soman KP

Shared tasks participated in 2017

  1. WASSA-2017 Emotion Intensity Task - Mr. Vinayakumar R

  2. Stance and Gender Detection in Tweets on Catalan Independence@Ibereval 2017 - Mr. Vinayakumar R

  3. DEFT 2017 Text Search @ TALN / RECITAL 2017 Opinion analysis and figurative language in tweets in French - Mr. Vinayakumar R

  4. VarDial 2017 - Fourth Workshop on NLP for Similar Languages, Varieties and Dialects - Mr. Vinayakumar R

  5. 2nd Social Media Mining for Health Applications Shared Task at AMIA 2017 - Vinayakumar R and Mr. Barathi Ganesh HB

  6. The 8th International Cybersecurity Data Mining Competition 2017 - Mr. VinayaKumar R and Mr. Barathi Ganesh HB

  7. The 8th International Cybersecurity Data Mining Competition 2017 - Vigneshwari Vaithilingam, Anu V and Mr. VinayaKumar R

  8. The 8th International Cybersecurity Data Mining Competition 2017 - Mr. VinayaKumar R

Invited Talks

  1. Title: Deep Learning in IEEE (3451) at Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education, Virudhunagar, Saturday, 3 February 2018.

  2. Title: Deep Learning for Bio-medical Applications in ICMR sponsored Faculty Development Program (FDP) at Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi, Wednesday, 17 January 2018.

  3. Title: Deep Learning for Bio-medical Applications in TEQUIP sponsored Faculty Development Program (FDP) at TKM College of Engineering, Kollam, 14 December 2017.

  4. Title: Deep Learning for Cyber Security use cases in Bharathiar University at the University conference hall on 21/11/17.

  5. Title: Deep Learning for Chemistry in DeepChem 2017: Deep Learning & NLP for Computational Chemistry, Biology & Nano-materials, Conducted by the Department of Computational Engineering and Networking, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, December 22-24, 2017.

  6. Title: Deep learning for Healthcare and financial data analytics in DeepSci 2017 Workshop: Deep Learning for Healthcare and Financial Data Analytics, Conducted by the Department of Computational Engineering and Networking, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Saturday, December 16, 2017.

  7. Title: Deep Learning for Blockchain in Blockchain 2017 Workshop: Blockchain and Machine Learning, Conducted by the Department of Computational Engineering and Networking, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Saturday, December 16, 2017.

  8. Title: Deep Learning for Cyber Security use cases in AISec 2017 Workshop: Modern Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) Techniques for Cyber Security, Conducted by the Department of Computational Engineering and Networking, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Saturday, October 28, 2017.

  9. Title: Deep learning for Cyber Security In Deep learning Workshop organized by Amrita University, Coimbatore.

  10. Demo on LSTM based Android Malware classification in TEQIP II sponsored research workshop on deep learning, PSG Tech, Coimbatore.

[Workshops conducted by Cybersecurity group at CEN]

  1. AISec 2017 Workshop: Modern Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) Techniques for Cyber Security

  2. Blockchain 2017 Workshop: Blockchain and Machine Learning

  3. DeepSci 2017 Workshop: Deep Learning for Healthcare and Financial Data Analytics

  4. DeepChem 2017: Deep Learning & NLP for Computational Chemistry, Biology & Nano-materials