Active Cyber Infrastructure Defense Lab (ACID Lab)


The ACID (Active Cyber Infrastructure and Defense) lab at the University of Colorado Denver focuses on a variety of areas in cyber and infrastructure defense, including but not limited to proactive security, big data analytics for cyber security, security for cyber-physical systems and critical infrastructures, and science of security.

Current research topic includes moving target defense, defensive deception against cyber threats, and proactive security against insider threats in enterprises.

Research areas

The ACID lab focuses on providing novel and out-of-the-box solutions to traditional and emerging threats in cyber domain.

The research focuses of the lab include the following:

  • Proactive Security for Cyber Threats
  • Big Data Analytics for Cyber Threat Intelligence
  • Security for Cyber-Physical Systems & Critical Infrastructures
  • Security for Internet-of-Things
  • Security Analytics and Automation
  • Science of Security

Current Projects

  • Toward a Deception Framework for Cyber Defense
  • Proactive Defense against Insider Threats


Haadi Jafarian

J. Haadi Jafarian

Assistant Professor

Computer Science and Engineering

Phone: 303-315-0225