The CAP Research Group, headed by Professor Raheem Beyah, works at the intersection of the networking and security fields. The Group seeks to develop algorithms to enable a more secure and efficient network infrastructure, with computer systems that are more accountable and less vulnerable to attacks and abuse.
Our research is comprised of two complementary approaches: (1) designing and deploying real-world systems, tools, and algorithms that are immediately applicable to today’s networks and (2) developing fundamental network primitives and algorithms that could transform network security and management. Developing and deploying real-world solutions to network security problems allows application to current problems and provides a foundation for understanding long-range challenges as current threats evolve. Our current research applies this approach to five areas: (1) intrusion detection, access control, device fingerprinting; (2) covert channels in computer networks; (3) security in wireless networks; (4) network monitoring and performance; and (5) cybersecurity for critical infrastructure networks.