||Jeffrey M. Pawlick studies strategic trust and deception in cyber-physical systems (CPS) and Internet of controlled things (IoCT). Security in these heterogeneous and dynamic systems requires new frameworks and equilibrium concepts. CPS and IoCT security motivate incentive-compatible mechanism design due to competition between benign agents in addition to attack threats from malicious actors. To capture these factors Jeffrey leverages game theory and dynamic systems together with psychological insights that inspire attack models as well as models for defensive deception. A Ph.D. candidate at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering, Jeffrey holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY).
Adviser: Dr. Quanyan Zhu, Dept. Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Affiliations: Center for Cyber Security , NYU Tandon School of Engineering.
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Email: j pawlick at nyu dot edu
- Pawlick, Jeffrey, Thi Thu Hang Nguyen and Quanyan Zhu. Optimal Timing in Dynamic and Robust Attacker Engagement During Advanced Persistent Threats.” Submitted as a short paper to IFIP WG Peformance 2017.
- Pawlick, Jeffrey and Quanyan Zhu. “Quantitative Models of Imperfect Deception in Network Security using Signaling Games with Evidence.” To be Presented at IEEE Communications and Network Security (IEEE CNS), 2017.
- Pawlick, Jeffrey and Quanyan Zhu. “Proactive Defense Against Physical Denial of Service Attacks using Poisson Signaling Games.” To be Presented at the Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security (GameSec), 2017.
- Pawlick, Jeffrey and Quanyan Zhu. “A Mean-Field Stackelberg Game Approach for Obfuscation Adoption in Empirical Risk Minimization.” To be Presented at the IEEE Global SIP Symposium on Control & Information Theoretic Approaches to Privacy and Security, 2017.
- Pawlick, Jeffrey and Quanyan Zhu. “Strategic Trust in Cloud-Enabled Cyber-Physical Systems with an Application to Glucose Control.” IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, to appear, 2017.
- Pawlick, Jeffrey and Quanyan Zhu. “Using Ethically-Constrained Game Theory to Protect Our Privacy.” International Workshop on Obfuscation Science, Technology, and Theory, New York, 2017.
- Pawlick, Jeffrey and Quanyan Zhu. “A Stackelberg Game Perspective on the Conflict Between Machine Learning and Data Obfuscation.” IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security, Abu Dhabi, 2015.
- Zhu, Quanyan and Jeffrey Pawlick. “Crowd-Sourcing Deception as a Mechanism for Phishing Defense.” Poster for Decepticon, Cambridge, U.K., 2015.
- Dunham, Ian and Jeffrey Pawlick. “Differential Privacy and Streaming Music: A Contextual Integrity Project.” Poster for New York University Computer Science Fall Showcase, 2015.
- National Instruments, Austin TX – Eng. Co-op
- Lutron Electronics, Coopersburg, PA – Eng. Co-op
Popular Audience Articles:
- Pawlick, Jeffrey. “Commentary: Combatting Cyberwars,”Times Union, Albany, New York. 8 Apr 2017.
- Pawlick, Jeffrey. “Russia and the US Election: Sorting through the Confusion,” MercatorNet, 16 Dec 2016.
- Pawlick, Jeffrey. “When Cyber Gets Physical: Why We Need the NSA,” MercatorNet, 27 Sep 2016.
- Pawlick, Jeffrey. “Facebook, Surveillance Capitalism, and Feedback Control,” MercatorNet, 24 May 2016.
- Pawlick, Jeffrey. “The Encryption Dilemma,” MercatorNet, 15 Mar 2016.
- Pawlick, Jeffrey. “FBI to Apple: Hack the Shooter’s iPhone,” MercatorNet, 18 Feb 2016.