Samsung Electronics Holds Fifth "Samsung Security Tech Forum"

Samsung Electronics held the fifth Samsung Security Tech Forum (SSTF) online last August 17.

The forum is to share the latest technologies and trends in the security technology field with the experts in the academe and business world. This year, the forum was held under the theme “Toward a Safe and Reliable Experience.”

“As artificial intelligence (AI), 5G networks, and Internet of Things (IoT) are changing the way of daily and business lives, these convenience have come with increasing concerns over security and privacy,” said Sebastian Seung, President and Head of Samsung Research. “Samsung produces and provides all layers from hardware and software to services, and are always staying one step ahead to protect users against emerging threats in all layers.”
Seung introduced major researches conducted at Samsung Research, including ▲security reinforcement inside devices by integrating new hardware features and software; ▲automated software testing tools, such as fuzzing (test of randomly entering data to generate exceptional errors and analyzing the cause of vulnerabilities); and ▲threat intelligence to reinforce security, which utilizes AI and machine learning.

Yong Ho Hwang, vice president of Samsung Research and leader of its Security Team, shared the team’s research activities designed to provide safer and more reliable experiences to users from the viewpoint of transparency and open, protection, as well as privacy.
This was followed by the lectures of great scholars in the field of security technology: Professor Ross Anderson of the Department of Computer Science and Technology at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, Professor Mustaque Ahamad of the School of Computer Science at Georgia Institute of Technology in the United States, Professor Konstantin Beznosov of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia in Canada, and Professor Byoungyoung Lee of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Seoul National University in Korea.

Professor Anderson introduced research on the Neural Network Model and machine learning-based security systems, while Professor Ahamad explained measures with which one can reinforce voice communication security based on speech recognition and natural language processing technological development.

Professor Beznosov gave a lecture on measures to maintain the balance between personal information use and protection in the information tracking technology field that has grown since the COVID-19 pandemic, while Professor Lee introduced research on expanding fuzzing to diverse platforms as a technique for testing software.

Meanwhile, the Security Team at Samsung Research gave a presentation on their latest security technology research and open-source activities. Also conducted online was the Hacker’s Playground in which anyone, from beginners to advanced programmers, could participate.

Samsung Electronics has held the “Samsung Security Tech Forum” since 2017 to expand its security technology base and foster talents.