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James Walden, Ph.D.

Director of the Center for Information Security
Department of Computer Science
Northern Kentucky University
Office: GH 526
Phone: 859-572-5571
CV: March 2023

Research Interests

Software Supply Chain Security, Applications of Machine Learning to Software Security, Mining Software Repositories, Cybersecurity Education

Spring 2023

CYS 444: Software Security (MW 9:25-10:40)

MCY 601: Cybersecurity Fundamentals (online)

UNV 155: Interdisciplinary Research Experience (R 1:50-3:00)

Previous Classes


James Walden. OpenSSL 3.0.0: An Exploratory Case Study Mining Software Repositories, 2022.

James Walden. The Impact of a Major Security Event on an Open Source Project: The Case of OpenSSL (MSR FOSS Impact Paper award). Mining Software Repositories, 2020.

James Walden, Jeff Stuckman, and Riccardo Scandariato. Predicting Vulnerable Components: Software Metrics vs Text Mining. The 25th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE), Naples, Italy, November 3-6, 2014 (Best Paper Award).

Identities and Affiliations

@Google Scholar, @LinkedIn, @NKUCS

Tutorials and Workshops

Hands-on Machine Learning for Security at NKUCyber 2018, OSS Tutorial at CCSC:MW 2014 and Web Application Security Workshop at SIGCSE 2009.

Miscellaneous An Informatics Student's Reading List, Best Food in Cincinnati, Cybersecurity Resources, Cybersecurity Fun, UNIX, C, and Python Resources, R Links, SANS Top 25 Dangerous Programming Errors, SANS SSI, BSIMM, OWASP (Cincinnati chaper)

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