October 21, 2013:  Postdoc position in Smartphone and Payment Security open at Carleton University

The Carleton Computer Security Lab (www.ccsl.carleton.ca) at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada has a postdoc position open in smartphone and payment security.  This position is supervised by Prof. Anil Somayaji and is funded through industrial collaboration grants with international partners in both Canada and India.

The postdoc will work with a small team of graduate students in developing and testing mechanisms for securing mobile payment applications on smartphones using novel authentication, fraud detection, and systems security mechanisms.  This development will happen in close collaboration with the industry partners, with technology being transferred directly from the lab to product prototypes.  The team will also be publishing and patenting the developed work concurrently and aggressively.  As such, this position is best suited for researchers who wish to do research that is both commercially relevant and academically rigorous.

Candidates are expected to have a PhD in Computer Science in a related area including some combination of computer security, mobile computing, operating systems, and human-computer interaction.  Independence and an entrepreneurial spirit are essential.  The position will also involve public speaking to academic and industry-focused audiences. The initial contract for this postdoc will be for one year and is renewable for a second.  Depending upon the success of this joint venture, further employment opportunities may be available through our industry partners.

Candidates should send their current academic CV, contact information for three references, and a brief cover letter to Prof. Somayaji at soma@ccsl.carleton.ca with the words  "postdoc application" in the subject.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

October 3, 2014:  Information Systems Security Tenure Track Faculty Position

Candidates are invited to apply for one full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Information Systems Security. Applicants must possess a PhD in the area of Electrical and Computer Engineering, or a related discipline. Candidates must possess a strong expertise in one of the following areas: Mining Big Data for Privacy and Security, Cyber Threat Intelligence, Application and Systems Security, Privacy, and Embedded Systems Security. Candidates must have demonstrated the potential to achieve international recognition through original and creative high-calibre research. Please apply to:

 

Dr. Rachida Dssouli, Director
Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering
director-ciise@encs.concordia.ca
http://www.ciise.concordia.ca/ 

 

October 2, 2013:  Canada Research Chair, Cyber Security - Opportunity Available at Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering

Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering is inviting applications for a Canada Research Chair Tier 1 position in the area of Cyber Security. Applicants should be internationally recognized as leaders in the field of Cyber Security with excellent track records in leading major research initiatives; attracting strong external funding; supervising graduate students and postdoctoral fellows; and teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Moreover, they must propose an original, innovative and research program of the highest quality. Applicants must possess a PhD degree in the area of Electrical and Computer Engineering, or a related discipline. Candidates must possess a strong expertise in one of the following: Information Systems Security, Network Security, Wireless and Mobile Security, Operating Systems Security, Malware Analysis, Application and Software Security, Privacy, and Cyber Forensics. Please apply to:

Dr. Rachida Dssouli, Director
Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering
director-ciise@encs.concordia.ca
http://www.ciise.concordia.ca/

July 15 - 19, 2013:  NSERC ISSNet Summer Security Week

The NSERC ISSNet Summer Security Week was hosted at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, July 15 – 19, 2013.  Eighty-six people registered for the event, with representatives from all partner, as well as external, universities, provincial and federal governments, healthcare and industry.  The format for the week included two half-day student-led days, a government-focused day, “Cyber Security and Research in Canada: The Role of Government”, a Canadian university research-focused day, “Computer and Internet Security: Canadian University Researchers, Labs, Research and Training Programs”, and an industry and health care-focused day, “Security and Privacy Research in Canada: Industry, Healthcare and University Interaction”.   ISSNet members are invited to go to https://www.issnet.ca/ssw for additional details.