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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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January 27, 2010

Speaker: Dr. Miguel A. Garcia-Ruiz, Visiting Professor, Faculty of Business and IT, Ontario Tech University

Title: Shh!... Who's There? Using Sonification to Support Network Intrusion Detection

Abstract: Network intrusion detection has been generally dealt with using sophisticated software and statistical analysis. Nevertheless, sometimes it must be performed manually by network administrators, either by analyzing the network state in real time or by revising network logs, making this a tedious and time-consuming task. To support this activity, human-made analysis of network traffic and network logs has been carried out using auditory parameters, conveying meaningful information (sonification) on network traffic trends and patterns, and working as auditory feedback, with the objective to support network attack detection in a timely and efficient way. In this talk, I present a compilation of different works towards auditory interfaces for analyzing network state analysis. In addition, I will show some examples on sonifications of network attacks using a sonification mapping scenario. This is a research carried out in conjunction with Dr. Miguel Vargas Martin of Ontario Tech University.

Biography: Dr. Miguel A. Garcia-Ruiz graduated in Computer Systems engineering and obtained his MSc in Computer Science from the University of Colima, Mexico. He received his PhD in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from the University of Sussex, England. Miguel is an Assistant Professor at the College of Telematics, University of Colima, and currently is a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Business and IT of the Ontario Tech University. He has been teaching Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) courses, and doing research mainly on multimodal and auditory interfaces at the University of Colima and Ontario Tech University. Miguel has published more than sixty peer-reviewed scientific papers in major journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Garcia-Ruiz also has published two books and a number of book chapters on HCI and auditory interfaces.