Cyber Security

ARC performs sponsored research in the areas of cyberspace architecture and framework, virtualization, memory forensics, ethical hacking and cyber analytics to support Department of Defense – Test Resource Management Center and US Department of Energy – Office of Environmental Management. Cyber research allows for the training of FIU STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) undergraduate and graduate students with diverse technical background through Cyber Fellows (Cyberspace Work Force Development) program.


Research Areas and Capabilities

Cyberspace research includes firewall management, intrusion detection /prevention systems, security monitoring, log monitoring/retention, vulnerability management, multi-agents for memory and network monitoring, visualization concepts and technologies, unified threat management, cyber resilience, reliability, efficiency and information security management.

Current research is focused on the design and development of framework to detect cyber threat for different Operating Systems and develop innovative ways to detect and monitor rootkits and malware through memory forensics with machine learning. ARC has the state of art Cyberspace Technology Testing and Training Center lab to perform sponsored research work.

Technology Testing

ARC is supporting the Department of Defense (DOD) - Test Resource Management Center (TRMC) in its mission to plan, assess and test cyberspace technology development, acquisition, fielding, and sustainment of defense systems for the Major Range and Test Facility Base (MRTFB).

ARC performs multi-disciplinary cyberspace technology applied research in partnership and collaboration with FIU’s College of Engineering and Computing and College of Arts & Sciences. The Center collaborates with industry experts and infrastructure to support applied research in the areas of cyberspace and information assurance (IA) test technology development and gap analysis. ARC specializes in the following areas of cyber security.

  • Testing & Evaluation of Cyberspace technologies
  • Threat Analysis and Penetration Testing
  • Real Time Monitoring and Forensics
  • Malicious Software Analysis
  • Cyber Analytics and Visualization
  • Machine Learning


  • Department of Defense (DOD) - Test Resource Management Center (TRMC)
  • Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (DOE EM)
  • Florida Center for Cybersecurity (FC2) - Florida State University System (FSUS)


img_5507ARC has secured state of art IT infrastructure to support systems developed for various clients like DOE-EM and TRMC-DOD. These systems are housed in the Cyberspace Lab and DOE-EM facility.

Cyberspace Lab:

ARC has set up a cyberspace lab to support DOD’s TRMC STEM support in the areas of cyberspace and information assurance (IA) test technology development. The Cyberspace Lab will be used for following activities.

  • Design and development of a cyber test bed.
  • Establish TRMC node by connecting to Joint Mission Environment Test Capability (JMETC) and NST Technology Integration Environment (TIE) laboratory
  • Identify and assess technologies for testing and evaluation (T&E) of cyber ranges (eg: Emulab used in National Cyber Range (NCR))

DOE-EM Facility:

DOE-EM servers are housed in ARC secured facility supporting D&D KM-IT (Deactivation and Decommissioning Knowledge Management Information Tool) Enterprise System and WIMS (Waste Information Management System). ARC is pursuing Certification and Accreditation (C&A) from Department of Energy and FED RAMP (Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program).



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Dr. Himanshu Upadhyay, PhD, PMP, MCPD, MCITP
Program Director (Artificial Intelligence & Cyber)
Associate Professor (Electrical & Computer Engineering)
Applied Research Center at
Florida International University

10555 W. Flagler Street
Suite 2100
Miami, FL 33174
Tel: 305-348-6603
Fax: 305-348-2309

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