By: Diane Stirling
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A research paper co-authored by School of Information Studies Associate Professor Joon S. Park recently received the Best Paper Award at the International Symposium on Foundations of Open Source Intelligence and Security Informatics.

Game Theoretic Attack Analysis in Online Social Network (OSN) Services,” which Park co-authored with Jonathan White, Charles Kamhoua, and Kevin Kwiat, also was recommended for publication in Springer's multidisciplinary journal, “Social Network Analysis and Mining.”

While online social network services provide a variety of benefits to users, they also introduce new threats and privacy issues to the community, Park noted. In the paper, the authors introduce an innovative game theoretical approach that can enhance the security and privacy protection on online social network (OSN) services. The theoretic model, Park said, can help OSN users determine an optimum policy for data sharing. After designing the framework, the authors simulated several attack scenarios and discussed the efficacy of the policy and possible countermeasures.

Park has been involved with theoretical/practical research and education in information and systems security, publishing more than 80 peer-refereed research papers in the area. As of November 2013, his scholarly achievements have been cited about 2000 times.

He is Syracuse University’s point of contact, both for education and research, at the Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance, which is designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. He also is the principal investigator for the Department of Defense Information Assurance Scholarship Program at SU. During his extended research leave, his research was sponsored by the U.S. National Research Council (NRC), National Academies, as an NRC Fellow.