Tag Archives: security

Awarded NSF grant to develop computational jewelry for mHealth

dartmouth-clemson2Dr. Kelly Caine (Co-PI) and Dr. Jacob Sorber (PI) of Clemson University along with Dr. Ryan Halter (Co-PI), Dr. David Kotz (PI), Dr.Andrés Molina-Markham (Co-PI), and Dr. Sarah Lord of Dartmouth College have been awarded a new grant from the National Science Foundation’s Computer Systems Research program to study the potential for computational jewelry to support mobile-health applications.

Dr. Caine’s role in the project will be to lead the human factors effort, with a focus on security, privacy and usability. More information about the project can be found at amulet-project.org.


Awarded NSF grant to develop crowdsourced computer security

Dr. Kelly Caine (Clemson), Dr. Apu Kapadia (Indiana) and Dr. Michael Reiter (UNC Chapel Hill) have  been awarded $366,610 by the National Science Foundation to better understand the potential of crowdsourcing in computer security applications.

This research examines the concept of ‘crowdsourced security’ where the solution lies in people leveraging members of their community to secure their systems and devices. For more information, visit the NSF project page http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1228364

Featured on I3P Podcast

Dr. Caine is featured on the latest podcast of the I3P (http://www.thei3p.org/media/podcasts.html). The I3P podcast series  aims to address and inform viewers on topics related to cybersecurity and I3P initiatives.

Featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered”

Dr. Caine was featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered” on July 25. The segment posed the question, “Are passwords really the best way to protect your digital identity?” With studies routinely proving that consumers choose weak passwords, researchers are exploring the potential of other methods of authentication. Dr. Caine, an engineering psychologist, noted in the interview that there is a reason biometrics haven’t been widely adopted as authentication standards. “Your credentials–so, your face, your iris, or your fingerprint–can’t be re-issued if they get compromised.”

DigiSwitch named best Security & Privacy paper at ACM IHI

The paper DigiSwitch: Design and Evaluation of a Device for OlderAdults to Preserve Privacy While Monitoring Health at Home was named as the best data management, privacy, security, and confidentiality paper at ACM IHI and was also nominated for the best overall paper.

Featured on “Security Matters”

Dr. Caine is featured on the latest episode of Security Matters (http://www.securitymatters.iu.edu/), a joint venture between the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research at Indiana University and WFIU.

Security Matters features video segments that provide tips and tutorials for keeping people safe online. Kelly’s video  provides information on how to use public computers safely.

Presentation at ACM IHI

Dr. Caine will give a presentation on DigiSwitch: Design and Evaluation of a Device for OlderAdults to Preserve Privacy While Monitoring Health at Home at the ACM conference on Health Informatics this Friday, November 12th at 8am.

The talk will be part of a session on “Data Management, Privacy, Security, and Confidentiality“. For those attending the conference, the talk will be held in Rappahanock/Roanoke.


This week Dr. Caine attended the workshop on Security and Privacy in Medical and Home Care Settings.

The workshop sought to bring together researchers from multiple disciplines to understand the unique security and privacy risks associated with medical and home-care systems.

Dr. Caine also served on the program committee for SPIMACS 2010.

Invited to attend workshop on Securing Information Technology in Healthcare (SITH)

Dr. Caine was invited to attend the workshop on Securing Information Technology in Healthcare at in Hanover, NH. The workshop was held May 16th – 17th at Dartmouth College.

Funding for the workshop was provided by the Department of Homeland Security’s National Cyber Security Division and the National Science Foundation.

Privacy and Security of Healthcare Technologies

Sunday through Tuesday of this week Kelly attended a workshop on developing a research agenda for privacy and security of healthcare technologies in Indianapolis, IN.

The workshop was organized by Kay Connelly and Fred Cate of Indiana University.