The exponential growth of Internet allows diverse range of devices to interconnect and access varying services from simple text messaging to real time multimedia communication. This has become reality only due to the ubiquity of high speed networks (HSN), efficient implementation of protocols; transparent multi-vendor interoperability, compact and economical design supporting the integration of heterogeneous architectures. However these advancements in technology also introduce challenges like confidentiality, integrity and availability of data being exchanged and services utilized.
Modern threat landscape and attack vectors has totally change and become a challenge for cyber security researchers and practitioners to handle them. Traditional viruses, Trojans, worms etc. have been evolved into Advance Persistent Threats (APT), Zero days, ransomware, botnets etc. and other forms of targeted attacks. Legacy antivirus, firewalls, intrusion detection / prevention systems have failed to combat with these newer threats. Recent development in network security like next generation firewalls, sandboxing and behavioral analysis systems have manage to handle advance threats up to certain degree however we still face challenges in terms of security performance, false positive and high false negative rates.
The vision of Cybersecurity Research Group (CSRG) is to perform research and development in the areas of computer networks, intrusion detection / prevention systems, computer forensics, cryptography, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM).