Cybersecurity researchers from around the world will have a chance this fall to hear about two separate Clemson University research projects conducted by Ph.D. students studying under Hongxin Hu.

Wenbo Ding and Hongda Li have had their papers accepted by the 25th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, also known as ACM CCS,  said Hu, an assistant professor in Clemson’s School of Computing and a Dean’s Faculty Fellow of Computer Science.

Hongda Li, left, and Wenbo Ding have had their papers accepted by the 25th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security.

Hongda Li, left, and Wenbo Ding have had their papers accepted by the 25th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security.

“ACM CCS is the largest top-tier security conference, and it has very high standards,” Hu said. “This year’s program is highly selective. Out of 809 submissions from all over the world, only 134 are accepted, with an acceptance rate of 16.6 percent. Having a paper accepted by the conference is an honor and a significant recognition of work done well.  I congratulate Wenbo and Hongda on their well-deserved success.”

Ding’s paper is titled “On the Safety of IoT Physical Interaction Control.” The paper proposes the first solution to identify and analyze any hidden physical interactions among emerging IoT platforms, enabling the safe control of IoT device interactions.

Li’s paper is titled “vNIDS: Towards Elastic Security with Safe and Efficient Virtualization of Network Intrusion Detection Systems.” The paper presents the design of a new breed of intrusion detection systems, with features of flexibility and elasticity, and that are well suited to protect today’s prevailing virtualized environments, such as cloud-based data centers and edge computing environments.

They are first authors on both papers, Hu said. Both papers will be presented at the conference, which will be held in Toronto Oct. 15-19.

The conference is the flagship annual conference of the Special Interest Group on Security, Audit and Control (SIGSAC) of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

“The conference brings together information security researchers, practitioners, developers, and users from all over the world to explore cutting-edge ideas and results,” according to its website. “It provides an environment to conduct intellectual discussions. From its inception, ACM CCS has established itself as a high standard research conference in its area.”