CCSER Conference Room

A primary mission of ODU's Center for Cybersecurity Education and Research (CCSER) is to develop high-impact, cross-disciplinary research initiatives that center on cybersecurity and be a source of cybersecurity expertise to the University, the Hampton Roads region, and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Cybersecurity, Communications & Networking Innovation (CCNI) Lab

Dr. Chunsheng Xin, Electrical & Computer Engineering

The Cybersecurity, Communications & Networking Innovation (CCNI) Lab at Old Dominion University was founded in 2013 by Dr. ChunSheng Xin through the generous support of Old Dominion University and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Consortium in Cyber Resillient Energy Delivery Systems

Dr. Sachin Shetty, Dept. MSVE & VMASC

The Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium (CREDC) works to make energy delivery system (EDS) cyber infrastructure more secure and resilient.

Critical Infrastructure Resillience Institute

Dr. Sachin Shetty, Dept. MSVE & VMASC

From aging systems to natural disasters, and from equipment failures to deliberate attacks by hostile entities, critical infrastructure systems are facing a myriad of challenges. Solutions must address the cyber, physical, and human dimensions so CIRI has assembled an interdisciplinary team that draws expertise from engineering, business, law, political science, economics, and more.

Human-Centered Cybersecurity

Dr. Jeremiah Still, Dept. of Psychology

Implicit cognitive processes that can be used to help designers develop intuitive interfaces. The PoD lab is currently developing models to predict eye movements within interfaces. Helping designers guide users effectively through interfaces.

Moral & Political Philosophy of Information Flows

Dr. D.E. Wittkower, Dept. of Philosophy & Religious Studies

Thinking about information ethics in terms of data ownership and PII (personally identifiable information) fails to capture the rich and complicated ways that information flows mediate and modulate personal relationships, build or squander trust and brand identification in digital commerce, and build user-technology relationships. Use of ethics of care in addition to the legal-juridical model of privacy can also help programmers and designers to better think about users' mental models of privacy, and can help brands relate to users and consumers in a more mindful and respectful way. It is also of central importance to consider how user identity (e.g. race, gender, sexuality, disability, religion, etc.) conditions information flows, and how design and development often produces effects that exacerbate existing inequalities unless it is actively anti-discriminatory.

Healthcare Information Security

Dr. Sachin Shetty, Dept. of MSVE & VMASC in Collaboration with Sentara Healthcare

Old Dominion University and Norfolk, Virginia-based Sentara Healthcare have teamed up to test the mettle of the blockchain digital ledger tool and assess its ability to protect the integrity of personal health data in the cloud.