Innovative cybersecurity research lands UAH doctoral student best poster award

Vahid Heydari, doctoral student in computer engineering, presents his poster in Boston.

UAH computer engineering doctoral student Vahid Heydari’s poster on “Preventing Remote Cyber Attacks against Aircraft Avionics Systems” was recently named
the best poster at the 11th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security in Boston.

“Receiving the best poster award means we are exactly on the right track and have a lot of work to do on this topic,” says Heydari, who also presented a
paper on his research at the conference.

His research exploits the abundance of addresses available in the new Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) to change a networked device’s IP address
repeatedly at a

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