Combating Security Challenges in the Age of Big Data: Powered by State-Of-The-Art Artificial Intelligence Techniques
Zubair Md. Fadlullah , Al-Sakib Khan Pathan
This book addresses the key security challenges in the big data centric computing and network systems, and discusses how to tackle them using a mix of conventional and state-of-the-art techniques. The incentive for joining big data and advanced analytics is no longer in doubt for businesses and ordinary users alike. Technology giants like Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, and companies like Uber, Airbnb, NVIDIA, Expedia, and so forth are continuing to explore new ways to collect and analyze big data to provide their customers with interactive services and new experiences. With any discussion of big data, security is not, however, far behind. Large scale data breaches and privacy leaks at governmental and financial institutions, social platforms, power grids, and so forth, are on the rise that cost billions of dollars.
The book explains how the security needs and implementations are inherently different at different stages of the big data centric system, namely at the point of big data sensing and collection, delivery over existing networks, and analytics at the data centers. Thus, the book sheds light on how conventional security provisioning techniques like authentication and encryption need to scale well with all the stages of the big data centric system to effectively combat security threats and vulnerabilities. The book also uncovers the state-of-the-art technologies like deep learning and blockchain which can dramatically change the security landscape in the big data era.
Zubair Md. Fadlullah is an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Information Sciences (GSIS), Tohoku University, Japan. Previously he worked at GSIS as an Assistant Professor since 2011 to 2017. Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Information Sciences (GSIS), Tohoku University, Japan. He also served as a computer science faculty member at the prestigious international Islamic University of Technology (IUT) in Bangladesh. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and ComSoc. Dr. Fadlullah holds a PhD in Applied Information Sciences, obtained in March 2011, from Tohoku University. He has a noteworthy contribution toward research community through his technical papers in scholarly journals, magazines, and international conferences in various areas of networking and communications. He is author of several books and has also co-edited a number of books. As a recognition of his outstanding research contributions, he was awarded the prestigious Dean's and President's awards from Tohoku University in March 2011. He received the IEEE COMSOC Asia Pacific Young Researcher award in 2015. He received the NEC Research Encouragement Award in 2016. He was also acclaimed with the best paper awards in several conferences including ICNDC'16, GLOBECOM'14, and IWCMC'09. He has received research startup funding in 2011-2012, WAKATE-B funding during 2013-2016, and WAKTE-A funding for 2017-2019 under the Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Kakenhi) program from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. He was a member of the Japanese team involved with the prestigious A3 Foresight Project supported by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), NSFC of China, and NRF of Korea, that comprised prominent researchers in the field of networking and communications from the mentioned countries.Fadlullah is the General Chair of the SG-IOT'18 conference to be held in Ontario, Canada, in July 2018. He was the General Chair of SG-IOT'17 and a co-chair in the AHSN symposium of IEEE ICC'14 and a chair in the invited session on smart grid in WCSP'11. He has been serving as technical committee member for several IEEE GC, ICC, PIMRC, WCNC, and WCSP conferences for a number of years He is currently serving as Editor of the IEEE Internet of Things (IoT) Journal, IEEE Transactions of Vehicular Technology (TVT), and IEEE Network Magazine. He is also a Co-EiC of Journal of Computers and Applications, Taylor & Francis, UK. He also served as an Editor of the Ad hoc sensor and wireless networks (AHSWN) journal. He has also been actively engaged in helping editorial members of prestigious IEEE transactions (including TVT, TPDS, TSG) to manage and delegate reviews in an efficient manner. He was recipient of the Meritorious Service Certificate as "Top Quality Reviewer" awarded by the IEEE TPDS. His research covers a wide range of areas including smart grid, energy efficiency in wireless networks, sensor and ad hoc networking, network security, and application of game theory in computer networking problems.
Al-Sakib Khan Pathan received PhD degree in Computer Engineering in 2009 from Kyung Hee University, South Korea and B.Sc. degree in Computer Science and Information Technology from Islamic University of Technology (IUT), Bangladesh in 2003. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) department, Southeast University (SEU), Bangladesh. He is also holding the position of Additional Director of the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) at SEU. He is a Guest Lecturer for the STEP project at the Department of Technical and Vocational Education, Islamic University of Technology, Bangladesh since April 2018. Previously, he was with the Computer Science department at IIUM, Malaysia during 2010-2015 and with the CSE department at BRAC University, Bangladesh during 2009-2010. He also worked as a Researcher at Networking Lab, Kyung Hee University, South Korea from September 2005 to August 2009 where he completed his MS leading to PhD. His research interests include wireless sensor networks, network security, cloud computing, and e-services technologies. Currently he is also working on some multidisciplinary issues. He is a recipient of several awards/best paper awards and has several notable publications in these areas. He has served as a Chair and Committee Member in numerous international conferences/workshops including the top-tier and prestigious events like INFOCOM, GLOBECOM, ICC, LCN, GreenCom, AINA, WCNC, HPCS, ICA3PP, IWCMC, VTC, HPCC, SGIoT, etc. He was awarded the IEEE Outstanding Leadership Award for his role in IEEE GreenCom'13 conference. He is currently serving as the Series Editor of ICT Book series by CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Computers and Applications, Taylor & Francis, Associate Technical Editor of IEEE Communications Magazine, Editor of Ad Hoc and Sensor Wireless Networks, Old City Publishing, International Journal of Sensor Networks, Inderscience Publishers, and The International Arab Journal of Information Technology (IAJIT), Associate Editor of International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering, Inderscience, Area Editor of International Journal of Communication Networks and Information Security, Guest Editor of many special issues of top-ranked journals, and Editor/Author of 16 published books. One of his books has been included twice in the Intel Corporation's Recommended Reading List for Developers, 2nd half 2013 and 1st half of 2014; 3 books were included in IEEE Communications Society's (IEEE ComSoc) Best Readings in Communications and Information Systems Security, 2013, 2 other books were indexed with all the titles (chapters) in Elsevier's acclaimed abstract and citation database, Scopus, in February 2015 and a seventh book is translated to simplified Chinese language from English version. Also, 2 of his journal papers and 1 conference paper were included under different categories in IEEE Communications Society's (IEEE ComSoc) Best Readings Topics on Communications and Information Systems Security, 2013. He also serves as a referee of many prestigious journals. He received some awards for his reviewing activities like: one of the most active reviewers of IAJIT for several years since 2012; Elsevier Outstanding Reviewer for Computer Networks, FGCS, and JNCA in multiple years. He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), USA.