Bio

Jared is a Cyber Security Research Scientist at Oak Ridge National Lab, where he is the Principal Investigator for several efforts at the intersection of security and data science. Specifically, he leads projects or participates in a primary role on teams focused on automating digital forensics and incident response (DFIR), DFIR for SCADA and ICS systems (cyber-physical), developing analytics systems for distributed systems, constructing security tool evaluation ranges, and building novel detection and remediation systems for advanced forms of malware. Jared’s work at ORNL has appeared at the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), the Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC), and Detection of Intrusions and Malware & Vulnerability Assessments (DIMVA).

As a Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Tennessee, Jared’s PhD research focuses on improving the resilience of large-scale distributed systems (such as the Internet, distributed ledgers, and other network architectures such as NDN and MANETs). Jared’s work at UT has been published in top venues such as the IEEE Symposium for Security and Privacy (Oakland), the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), and the Network and Distributed Systems Security Conference (NDSS).

Prior to ORNL, Jared worked on the internal product security R&D group at Cisco Systems, the Advanced Security Initiatives Group (ASIG). At ASIG, Jared engaged in red team evaluations of internal and external products as well as software engineering efforts for building security tools.

Jared holds an MS and BS in Computer Science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he founded and led the annual student-run hackathon, now in it’s 4th year, VolHacks, and the student-run Cyber Security organization, HackUTK. Jared also co-organized Knoxville, Tennessee’s first ever open data focused City-sponsored hackathon, KNXHX. Jared additionally teaches security and data science topics with Treehouse, one of the largest online e-learning platforms (taught the OWASP Top 10 course among others), serves on the board of advisors for several Tennessee startups and non-profits, and gives regular conference talks across the US and Canada on security, the python programming language, and data science.

Background

Education

  • 2016-Present PhD Student

    UT Computer Security Lab
    Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville

  • 2016-2017 MS, Computer Science

    Summa Cum Laude

  • 2013-2016 BS, Computer Science

    Cum Laude

Research Positions

  • 2015-Present Cyber Security Research Scientist

    Cybersecurity Research Group
    National Security Sciences Directorate
    Oak Ridge National Lab

  • 2016-Present Chancellor's Graduate Fellow

    UT Computer Security Lab
    Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville

  • 2013-2016 Research Assistant

    Dr. Max Schuchard, UT-Knoxville
    Dr. Audris Mockus, UT-Knoxville
    Dr. Bruce Maclennnan, UT-Knoxville
    Center for Intelligent Systems and Machine Learning, UT-Knoxville
    High Energy Physics Group, UT-Knoxville

Industry Positions

  • 2017-Present Guest Teacher

    Treehouse

  • 2014-2015 Software Security Researcher

    Advanced Security Initiatives Group
    Cisco Systems, Inc.

  • 2015-2016 Acting CTO

    NourishWise, Inc.

  • 2014-2015 Software Engineer

    M-CAM, International

Publications

Overshadow PLC to Detect Remote Control-Logic Injection Attacks

16th Conference on Detection of Intrusions and Malware & Vulnerability Assessment (DIMVA)
Hyunguk Yoo, S. Kalle, Jared M. Smith, Irfan Ahmed

Measuring Irregular Geographic Exposure on the Internet

Arxiv.org
Jordan Holland, Jared M. Smith, and Max Schuchard
Publisher's website

The Maestro Attack: Orchestrating Malicious Flows with BGP

Arxiv.org
Tyler McDaniel, Jared M. Smith, and Max Schuchard
Publisher's website

Towards Architecture and OS-Independent Malware Detection via Memory Forensics

ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (ACM CCS)
Rachel Petrik, Berat Arik, and Jared M. Smith
Publisher's website

An Internet-Scale Feasibility Study of BGP Poisoning as a Security Primitive

Arxiv.org
Jared M. Smith, Kyle Birkeland, Tyler McDaniel, and Max Schuchard
Publisher's website

Not So Predictable Mining Pools: Attacking Solo Mining Pools by Bagging Blocks and Conning Competitors

22nd International Conference on Financial Cryptography and Data Security (FC)
Jordan Holland, R. Joseph Connor, J. Parker Diamond, Jared M. Smith, and Max Schuchard

Tools, Techniques, and Methodologies: A Survey of Digital Forensics for SCADA Systems

Industrial Control System Security Workshop at the 34th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC)
Rima A. Awad, Saeed Beztchi, Jared M. Smith, J. Bryan Lyles, Stacy Prowell
Publisher's website

Network Resiliency via Reactive Routing

Network and Distributed Systems Security Symposium (ISOC NDSS)
Jared M. Smith and Max Schuchard

Akatosh: Automated Cyber Incident Verification and Impact Analysis

ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS)
Smith, Jared M., Greenlee, Elliot, Ferber, Aaron

The Impact of Analog Computational Error on an Analog Boolean Satisfiability Solver

IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS)
Smith, Jared M. and Basford, David A and Connor, R Joseph and MacLennan, Bruce J and Holleman, Jeremy

Exploring a Framework for Identity and Attribute Linking Across Heterogeneous Data Systems

2nd International Big Data Software Engineering Workshop (BigDSE) at the ACM International Conference on Software Engineering (IEEE ICSE)
Nathan Wilder, Jared M. Smith, and Audris Mockus