AIDRC Seminar Series - Deepak Puthal

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Deepak Puthal

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Khalifa University

6th December 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm (GST)



Software-Defined Perimeter: AI-driven Solution to Securing the Systems with User Demands


The Internet of Things (IoT) and Edge Computing have become integral parts of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) for systems scalability. CPS is the backbone of several applications, such as smart health, disaster management, smart cities, etc. These applications collect sensitive data and communicate it through public or private networks and require better security from end to end to uphold the integrity, quality, and acceptability of data. The current communication security pattern of “communication before authentication” leaves a “black hole” for intruders to become part of communication processes without authentication. Software-Defined Perimeter (SDP) secures the system with user demands and fills the above specified black hole. This talk will cover (a) the current drawbacks of CPS Security; (b) the SDP architecture for the IoT-Edge system; (c) how AI strengthens end-to-end security in this workflow; (d) experimental results from a real-time testbed; and (e) discuss the future potentials.


Dr. Deepak Puthal is an award-winning researcher and is well known internationally for his contributions to cybersecurity, Blockchain, and the Internet of Things research. He has won several competitive international awards in recognition of original research and innovations that led to advancements in his research specialization, such as the 2021 IEEE Computer Society Smart Computing STC Early-Career Award, 2021 IEEE TEM Early Career Award for contributions in Blockchain and DLTs, 2019 Best IEEE ComSoc Young Researcher Award (For Europe, Middle East, and Africa Region), 2018 IEEE TCSC Award for Excellence in Scalable Computing (Early Career Researcher), five IEEE best paper awards, etc. He is an IEEE Distinguished Speaker (IEEE CTSoc) and is currently a faculty member at Khalifa University, UAE; before this, he was an assistant professor at Newcastle University, UK.

Dr. Puthal has received his Ph.D. from the Faculty of Engineering and IT, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia (for which he received the IEEE Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award from IEEE Smart Computing STC), and is currently an honorary fellow at UTS. He has been serving as a member of IEEE Computer Society STC ExCom, Chair of IEEE Bio-inspired Computing STC, and on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Big Data, IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems, IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, International Journal of Communication Systems, and Springer Nature Computer Science Journal.