Lt Col Wayne Chris Henry, Assistant Professor

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I have experience in offensive cybersecurity, R&D, teaching, and project management. I love being on the forefront of cybersecurity innovations.

My research interests include software reverse engineering, space system cybersecurity, IoT/embedded system security, vulnerability analysis, human-machine teaming, and information visualizations.

Creator, team coach, and mentor for AFIT's 1st Capture the Flag team.

Education

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, 2020

M.S., Computer Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, 2011

B.S., Computer Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2004

Awards

  • Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society, 2019
  • Eta Kappa Nu, Eletrical Engineering Honor Society, 2019
  • NSA Military & Police Codebreaker Cybersecurity Challenge 1st place, AFIT CTF Coach, 2021 
  • Team NSA Codebreaker Challenge #33 / 600 Universities, AFIT CTF Coach, 2021
  • AFRL International Project Team Award, 2009

Publications

Refereed JOURNAL Papers (Full Paper Reviewed)­­­

  1. Park, A.T., Peck, N., Dill, R., Hodson, D.D., Grimaila, M.R., & Henry, W.C., "Quantifying DDS-Cerberus Network Control Overhead," in Journal of Supercomputing, 7 Sep 2022.
  2. Park, A.T., Peck, N., Dill, R., Hodson, D.D., Grimaila, M. R., & Henry, W.C., "Distribution of DDS-Cerberus Authenticated Facial Recognition Streams," in Journal of Supercomputing, 4 Sep 2022.
  3. Koranek, D.F, Graham, S.R., Borghetti, B.J, and Henry, W.C., "Identification of Return-Oriented Programming Attacks Using RISC-V Instruction Trace Data," in IEEE Access, vol. 10, pp. 45347-45364, 2022.
  4. ­­­­­­­Lin, B., Henry, W.C., Keys, A., Dill, R., & Mills, R., “Analyzing Cyber Threats to Radio Frequency SATCOM Links From An Untrusted Source,” in Journal of Defense Research and Engineering (JDR&E), (Accepted- Revision 1 submiited 25 Jan 22).
  5. Henry, W.C. and Peterson, G.L., “SensorRE: Provenance Support for Software Reverse Engineers,” in Computers & Security. IEEE, Vol. 95, pp. 1-13, 2020.
  6. Henry, W.C. and Mullins, B.E., “VANISH:  A Variable Advanced Network IRC Stealth Handling System,” International Journal of Security and Networks, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp 114-123, 2014. 
  7. Henry, W.C., Stange, J.M., and Trias, E.D., “Pearl Harbor 2.0:  When Cyber-Acts Lead to the Battlefield,” Journal of Information Warfare, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 47-56, 2010.

Refereed Conference Papers (Full Paper Reviewed)

  1. Hills, G., Baldasare, J., Henry, W.C., and Connell, W.J., "A Customized Approach to Cybersecurity Education for Space Professionals," To Appear in Military Communications Conference (MILCOM), IEEE, Dec 2022.
  2. Falco, G., Gordon, N., Henry, W.C., Tsamis, N., Bailey, B., Hills, G., and Fetrow, M., “The Space Mission Resilience Technical Committee: An Opportunity to Systematically Coordinate Across Organizations and Promote Workforce Development Efforts,” To Appear in AIAA ASCEND Conference, 24-26 Oct 2022.
  3. Thebarge, J., Henry, W.C., and Falco, G., “Defending Space: Intrusion Detection Systems for Satellites,” To Appear in AIAA ASCEND Conference, 24-26 Oct 2022.
  4. Rose, G., Henry, W.C., Hodson, D., and Falco, G., “Building A Moat: Fortifying Satellite Software from Vulnerabilities,” To Appear in AIAA ASCEND Conference, 24-26 Oct 2022.
  5. Sidhu, J., Dill, R., Henry, W.C., Hodson, D., "Integrating Data Distribution Services (DDS)-Cerberus into Cyclone," in the 20th International Conference on Scientific Computing, Jul 2022.
  6. Wong, A., Henry, W.C., "Investigating Collaboration for Software Reverse Engineering," in the 20th International Conference on Information & Knowledge Engineering (IKE), July 2022.
  7. Harris, K., Henry, W.C., Dill, R., "A Network-based IoT Covert Channel," in the 4th International Conference on Computer Communication and the Internet (ICCCI), IEEE, July 2022.
  8. Lin, B, Henry, W.C., and Dill, R, "Defending Small Satellites from Malicious Cybersecurity Threats," The 17th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security, 17-18 Mar 2022. 
  9. Richardson, C., Reith, M., and Henry, W.C., “Ensuring the Security of Space Systems from Eavesdropping Attacks,” The 17th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security, 17-18 Mar 2022.
  10. Thebarge, J., Reith, M., and Henry, W.C., “Increasing Industry Profitability and Cyber Hygiene Utilizing Awareness Progression Methods,” The 17th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security, 17-18 Mar 2022.
  11. Park, A., Dill, R., Hodson, D., and Henry, W.C., "DDS-Cerberus: Ticketing Performance Experiments and Analysis," The 2021 International Conference on Computational Science & Computational Intelligence (CSCI'21), 15-17 Dec 2021.
  12. Park, A., Dill, R., Hodson, D., and Henry, W.C., “DDS-Cerberus: Data Distribution via Ticketing”, The 2021 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, & Applied Computing (CSCE’21), Las Vegas, NV, Jul 26-29, 2021.
  13. Henry, W.C. and Peterson, G.L., "Exploring Provenance Needs in Software Reverse Engineering." 2020 13th International Conference on Systematic Approaches to Digital Forensic Engineering (SADFE). IEEE, 2020.

 

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