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Active Cyber and Infrastructure Defense Lab (ACID Lab)




The ACID (Active Cyber Infrastructure and Defense) lab at the University of Colorado Denver focuses on a variety of areas in cyber and infrastructure defense, including but not limited to proactive security, big data analytics for cyber security, security for cyber-physical systems and critical infrastructures, and science of security.

The lab is located in 1380 Lawrence St on the 8th floor. Current research topic includes moving target defense, defensive deception against cyber threats, and proactive security against insider threats in enterprises.

The ACID lab focuses on providing novel and out-of-the-box solutions to traditional and emerging threats in cyber domain.

The research focuses of the lab include the following:

  • Proactive Security for Cyber Threats
  • Big Data Analytics for Cyber Threat Intelligence
  • Security for Cyber-Physical Systems & Critical Infrastructures
  • Security for Internet-of-Things
  • Security Analytics and Automation
  • Science of Security

Current Projects
Toward a Deception Framework for Cyber Defense
Proactive Defense against Insider Threats

J. Haadi Jafarian
Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering

Phone: 303-315-0225