The goal of the Secure Systems research group is to create new technologies and design and analysis methods for the development of secure computing and communication systems. The new technologies should be, at the same time, secure, easy to use, and inexpensive to deploy. As is typical for security research, our results also include the discovery of novel attacks and previously unknown classes of vulnerabilities in existing systems. Security against malicious attacks is a basic requirement for all network-connected services and products, and scientific research can provide both fundamental understanding of the security issues and practical solutions that enable product development.
- March 11: Registration to our annual Demo Day is open!
- March 6: Watch “The Undeniable Truth” talk given by Prof. N. Asokan and Dr. Lachlan Gunn at Black Hat EU 2018 showing how remote attestation can be used to circumvent deniability guarantees in secure messaging protocols like Signal or WhatsApp. Paper to appear at #PETS 2019 (preprint at https://eprint.iacr.org/2018/424).
- February 19: Department of Computer Science has an open call for 3-4 Professors of Practice in several area including one position reserved for security. The requirements include doctoral degree and industrial experience. These positions are particularly suitable for researchers who want to move flexibly between industry and academia. The deadline for applications is 13 March.
- November 12: Hans Liljestrand’s master’s thesis Linux Kernel Memory Safety has been selected as the best information security master’s thesis in Finland! Congratulations! Read more at Tietoturva, University of Helsinki.
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