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Introduction To Assembly Language Programming: From Soup To Nuts: Arm Edition, Charles W. Kann 2021 Gettysburg College

Introduction To Assembly Language Programming: From Soup To Nuts: Arm Edition, Charles W. Kann

Open Textbooks

This is an ARM Assembly Language Textbook designed to be used in classes such as Computer Organization, Operating Systems, Compilers, or any other class that needs to provide the students with a overall of Arm Assembly Language. As with all Soup to Nuts books, it is intended to be a resource where each chapter builds on the material from previous chapters, and leads the reader from a rudimentary knowledge of assembly language to a point where they can use it in their studies.


Analysis Of Theoretical And Applied Machine Learning Models For Network Intrusion Detection, Jonah Baron 2021 Dakota State University

Analysis Of Theoretical And Applied Machine Learning Models For Network Intrusion Detection, Jonah Baron

Masters Theses & Doctoral Dissertations

Network Intrusion Detection System (IDS) devices play a crucial role in the realm of network security. These systems generate alerts for security analysts by performing signature-based and anomaly-based detection on malicious network traffic. However, there are several challenges when configuring and fine-tuning these IDS devices for high accuracy and precision. Machine learning utilizes a variety of algorithms and unique dataset input to generate models for effective classification. These machine learning techniques can be applied to IDS devices to classify and filter anomalous network traffic. This combination of machine learning and network security provides improved automated network defense by developing highly-optimized ...


Brave New World Reboot: Technology’S Role In Consumer Manipulation And Implications For Privacy And Transparency, Allie Mertensotto 2021 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Brave New World Reboot: Technology’S Role In Consumer Manipulation And Implications For Privacy And Transparency, Allie Mertensotto

Marketing Undergraduate Honors Theses

Most consumers are aware that our data is being obtained and collected through the use of our devices we keep in our homes or even on our person throughout the day. But, it is understated how much data is being collected. Conversations you have with your peers – in a close proximity of a device – are being used to tailor advertising. The advertisements you receive on your devices are uniquely catered to your individual person, due to the fact it consistently uses our data to produce efficient and personal ads. On the flip side, our government is also tapping into our ...


Trust Models And Risk In The Internet Of Things, Jeffrey Hemmes 2021 Regis University

Trust Models And Risk In The Internet Of Things, Jeffrey Hemmes

Regis University Faculty Publications

The Internet of Things (IoT) is envisaged to be a large-scale, massively heterogeneous ecosystem of devices with varying purposes and capabilities. While architectures and frameworks have focused on functionality and performance, security is a critical aspect that must be integrated into system design. This work proposes a method of risk assessment of devices using both trust models and static capability profiles to determine the level of risk each device poses. By combining the concepts of trust and secure device fingerprinting, security mechanisms can be more efficiently allocated across networked IoT devices. Simultaneously, devices can be allowed a greater degree of ...


Iot Based Agriculture 4.0: Challenges And Opportunities, Halimjon Khujamatov, Temur Toshtemirov Mr., Doston Turayevich Khasanov Mr., Nasiba Saburova Ms., Ilhom Ikromovich Xamroyev Mr. 2021 Tashkent University of Information Technologies

Iot Based Agriculture 4.0: Challenges And Opportunities, Halimjon Khujamatov, Temur Toshtemirov Mr., Doston Turayevich Khasanov Mr., Nasiba Saburova Ms., Ilhom Ikromovich Xamroyev Mr.

Bulletin of TUIT: Management and Communication Technologies

In recent years, the world's population growth has been intensifying, resulting in specific problems related to the depletion of natural resources, food shortages, declining fertile lands, and changing weather conditions. This paper has been discussed the use of IoT technology as a solution to such problems.

At the same time, the emergence of IoT technology has given rise to a new research direction in agriculture. Soil analysis and monitoring using Zigbee wireless sensor network technology, which is part of the IoT, will enable the creation of an IoT ecosystem as well as the development of smart agriculture. In addition ...


Building And Using Digital Libraries For Etds, Edward A. Fox 2021 Virginia Tech

Building And Using Digital Libraries For Etds, Edward A. Fox

The Journal of Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Despite the high value of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs), the global collection has seen limited use. To extend such use, a new approach to building digital libraries (DLs) is needed. Fortunately, recent decades have seen that a vast amount of “gray literature” has become available through a diverse set of institutional repositories as well as regional and national libraries and archives. Most of the works in those collections include ETDs and are often freely available in keeping with the open-access movement, but such access is limited by the services of supporting information systems. As explained through a set of ...


Towards Identity Relationship Management For Internet Of Things, Mohammad Muntasir Nur 2021 Dakota State University

Towards Identity Relationship Management For Internet Of Things, Mohammad Muntasir Nur

Masters Theses & Doctoral Dissertations

Identity and Access Management (IAM) is in the core of any information systems. Traditional IAM systems manage users, applications, and devices within organizational boundaries, and utilize static intelligence for authentication and access control. Identity federation has helped a lot to deal with boundary limitation, but still limited to static intelligence – users, applications and devices must be under known boundaries. However, today’s IAM requirements are much more complex. Boundaries between enterprise and consumer space, on premises and cloud, personal devices and organization owned devices, and home, work and public places are fading away. These challenges get more complicated for Internet ...


Efficacy Of Incident Response Certification In The Workforce, Samuel Jarocki 2021 Dakota State University

Efficacy Of Incident Response Certification In The Workforce, Samuel Jarocki

Masters Theses & Doctoral Dissertations

Numerous cybersecurity certifications are available both commercially and via institutes of higher learning. Hiring managers, recruiters, and personnel accountable for new hires need to make informed decisions when selecting personnel to fill positions. An incident responder or security analyst's role requires near real-time decision-making, pervasive knowledge of the environments they are protecting, and functional situational awareness. This concurrent mixed methods paper studies whether current commercial certifications offered in the cybersecurity realm, particularly incident response, provide useful indicators for a viable hiring candidate.

Managers and non-managers alike do prefer hiring candidates with an incident response certification. Both groups affirmatively believe ...


Block The Root Takeover: Validating Devices Using Blockchain Protocol, Sharmila Paul 2021 Dakota State University

Block The Root Takeover: Validating Devices Using Blockchain Protocol, Sharmila Paul

Masters Theses & Doctoral Dissertations

This study addresses a vulnerability in the trust-based STP protocol that allows malicious users to target an Ethernet LAN with an STP Root-Takeover Attack. This subject is relevant because an STP Root-Takeover attack is a gateway to unauthorized control over the entire network stack of a personal or enterprise network. This study aims to address this problem with a potentially trustless research solution called the STP DApp. The STP DApp is the combination of a kernel /net modification called stpverify and a Hyperledger Fabric blockchain framework in a NodeJS runtime environment in userland. The STP DApp works as an Intrusion ...


Traversing Nat: A Problem, Tyler Flaagan 2021 Dakota State University

Traversing Nat: A Problem, Tyler Flaagan

Masters Theses & Doctoral Dissertations

This quasi-experimental before-and-after study measured and analyzed the impacts of adding security to a new bi-directional Network Address Translation (NAT). Literature revolves around various types of NAT, their advantages and disadvantages, their security models, and networking technologies’ adoption. The study of the newly created secure bi-directional model of NAT showed statistically significant changes in the variables than another model using port forwarding. Future research of how data will traverse networks is crucial in an ever-changing world of technology.


Load Balancing And Resource Allocation In Smart Cities Using Reinforcement Learning, Aseel AlOrbani 2021 The University of Western Ontario

Load Balancing And Resource Allocation In Smart Cities Using Reinforcement Learning, Aseel Alorbani

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Today, smart city technology is being adopted by many municipal governments to improve their services and to adapt to growing and changing urban population. Implementing a smart city application can be one of the most challenging projects due to the complexity, requirements and constraints. Sensing devices and computing components can be numerous and heterogeneous. Increasingly, researchers working in the smart city arena are looking to leverage edge and cloud computing to support smart city development. This approach also brings a number of challenges. Two of the main challenges are resource allocation and load balancing of tasks associated with processing data ...


Hybrid Cloud Workload Monitoring As A Service, Shreya Kundu 2021 San Jose State University

Hybrid Cloud Workload Monitoring As A Service, Shreya Kundu

Master's Projects

Cloud computing and cloud-based hosting has become embedded in our daily lives. It is imperative for cloud providers to make sure all services used by both enterprises and consumers have high availability and elasticity to prevent any downtime, which impacts negatively for any business. To ensure cloud infrastructures are working reliably, cloud monitoring becomes an essential need for both businesses, the provider and the consumer. This thesis project reports on the need of efficient scalable monitoring, enumerating the necessary types of metrics of interest to be collected. Current understanding of various architectures designed to collect, store and process monitoring data ...


Incremental Design-Space Model Checking Via Reusable Reachable State Approximations, Rohit Dureja, Kristin Yvonne Rozier 2021 Iowa State University

Incremental Design-Space Model Checking Via Reusable Reachable State Approximations, Rohit Dureja, Kristin Yvonne Rozier

Aerospace Engineering Publications

The design of safety-critical systems often requires design space exploration: comparing several system models that differ in terms of design choices, capabilities, and implementations. Model checking can compare different models in such a set, however, it is continuously challenged by the state space explosion problem. Therefore, learning and reusing information from solving related models becomes very important for future checking efforts. For example, reusing variable ordering in BDD-based model checking leads to substantial performance improvement. In this paper, we present a SAT-based algorithm for checking a set of models. Our algorithm, FuseIC3, extends IC3 to minimize time spent in exploring ...


Automated Discovery Of Network Cameras In Heterogeneous Web Pages, Ryan Dailey, Aniesh Chawla, Andrew Liu, Sripath Mishra, Ling Zhang, Josh Majors, Yung-Hisang Lu, George K. Thiruvathukal 2021 Purdue University

Automated Discovery Of Network Cameras In Heterogeneous Web Pages, Ryan Dailey, Aniesh Chawla, Andrew Liu, Sripath Mishra, Ling Zhang, Josh Majors, Yung-Hisang Lu, George K. Thiruvathukal

Computer Science: Faculty Publications and Other Works

Reduction in the cost of Network Cameras along with a rise in connectivity enables entities all around the world to deploy vast arrays of camera networks. Network cameras offer real-time visual data that can be used for studying traffic patterns, emergency response, security, and other applications. Although many sources of Network Camera data are available, collecting the data remains difficult due to variations in programming interface and website structures. Previous solutions rely on manually parsing the target website, taking many hours to complete. We create a general and automated solution for aggregating Network Camera data spread across thousands of uniquely ...


Secure Network Access Via Ldap, Nicholas Valaitis 2021 The University of Akron

Secure Network Access Via Ldap, Nicholas Valaitis

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

Networks need the ability to be access by secure accounts and users. The goal of this project is to configure and expand on LDAP configurations with considerations for AAA via TACACS+ and Radius for network equipment. This will provide adequate security for any given network in terms of access and prevent lose of access to devices which happens all to often with locally configured accounts on devices.


Evaluation Of Reliability Indicators Of Mobile Communication System Bases, Dilmurod Davronbekov, Utkir Karimovich Matyokubov, Malika Ilkhamovna Abdullayeva 2020 Bulletin of TUIT: Management and Communication Technologies

Evaluation Of Reliability Indicators Of Mobile Communication System Bases, Dilmurod Davronbekov, Utkir Karimovich Matyokubov, Malika Ilkhamovna Abdullayeva

Bulletin of TUIT: Management and Communication Technologies

In this study, the reliability of mobile system base stations (BTS) is assessed by analyzing data obtained on faults in about 200 BTS over a six-month period. Five BTSs with the highest number of failures and duration of failure were selected in these BTSs. Based on the data obtained, reliability parameters were calculated and compared.

The study used Weibull’s dismissal process distribution method. The breakdown times of each BTS were sorted. In all five BTS, it was found that β(where the value of β is the approximate value obtained from the values of the smallest squares of the ...


A Framework For Identifying Host-Based Artifacts In Dark Web Investigations, Arica Kulm 2020 Dakota State University

A Framework For Identifying Host-Based Artifacts In Dark Web Investigations, Arica Kulm

Masters Theses & Doctoral Dissertations

The dark web is the hidden part of the internet that is not indexed by search engines and is only accessible with a specific browser like The Onion Router (Tor). Tor was originally developed as a means of secure communications and is still used worldwide for individuals seeking privacy or those wanting to circumvent restrictive regimes. The dark web has become synonymous with nefarious and illicit content which manifests itself in underground marketplaces containing illegal goods such as drugs, stolen credit cards, stolen user credentials, child pornography, and more (Kohen, 2017). Dark web marketplaces contribute both to illegal drug usage ...


Modular Neural Networks For Low-Power Image Classification On Embedded Devices, Abhinav Goel, Sara Aghajanzadeh, Caleb Tung, Shuo-Han Chen, George K. Thiruvathukal, Yung-Hisang Lu 2020 Purdue University

Modular Neural Networks For Low-Power Image Classification On Embedded Devices, Abhinav Goel, Sara Aghajanzadeh, Caleb Tung, Shuo-Han Chen, George K. Thiruvathukal, Yung-Hisang Lu

Computer Science: Faculty Publications and Other Works

Embedded devices are generally small, battery-powered computers with limited hardware resources. It is difficult to run deep neural networks (DNNs) on these devices, because DNNs perform millions of operations and consume significant amounts of energy. Prior research has shown that a considerable number of a DNN’s memory accesses and computation are redundant when performing tasks like image classification. To reduce this redundancy and thereby reduce the energy consumption of DNNs, we introduce the Modular Neural Network Tree architecture. Instead of using one large DNN for the classifier, this architecture uses multiple smaller DNNs (called modules) to progressively classify images ...


Tpr: Text-Aware Preference Ranking For Recommender Systems, Yu-Neng CHUANG, Chih-Ming CHEN, Chuan-Ju WANG, Ming-Feng TSAI, Yuan FANG, Ee-peng LIM 2020 Singapore Management University

Tpr: Text-Aware Preference Ranking For Recommender Systems, Yu-Neng Chuang, Chih-Ming Chen, Chuan-Ju Wang, Ming-Feng Tsai, Yuan Fang, Ee-Peng Lim

Research Collection School Of Computing and Information Systems

Textual data is common and informative auxiliary information for recommender systems. Most prior art utilizes text for rating prediction, but rare work connects it to top-N recommendation. Moreover, although advanced recommendation models capable of incorporating auxiliary information have been developed, none of these are specifically designed to model textual information, yielding a limited usage scenario for typical user-to-item recommendation. In this work, we present a framework of text-aware preference ranking (TPR) for top-N recommendation, in which we comprehensively model the joint association of user-item interaction and relations between items and associated text. Using the TPR framework, we construct a joint ...


A Statistical Impulse Response Model Based On Empirical Characterization Of Wireless Underground Channel, Abdul Salam, Mehmet C. Vuran, Suat Irmak 2020 Purdue University

A Statistical Impulse Response Model Based On Empirical Characterization Of Wireless Underground Channel, Abdul Salam, Mehmet C. Vuran, Suat Irmak

Faculty Publications

Wireless underground sensor networks (WUSNs) are becoming ubiquitous in many areas. The design of robust systems requires extensive understanding of the underground (UG) channel characteristics. In this paper, an UG channel impulse response is modeled and validated via extensive experiments in indoor and field testbed settings. The three distinct types of soils are selected with sand and clay contents ranging from $13\%$ to $86\%$ and $3\%$ to $32\%$, respectively. The impacts of changes in soil texture and soil moisture are investigated with more than $1,200$ measurements in a novel UG testbed that allows flexibility in soil moisture control. Moreover ...


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