The Secure & Transparent Systems Laboratory

The STS Lab confronts issues of security and transparency in computer systems and networks. Within this broad area, we investigate challenges in various domains of computing including operating systems, the cloud, and the Internet of Things. Our recent work has evaluated the security of IoT services, introduced mechanisms that defend against USB-based attacks, and designed security-enhanced provenance-aware systems that are capable of reliably tracking and explaining system intrusions.

Wajih Ul Hassan, our Lead Graduate Student in the Secure & Transparent Systems Lab, has been admitted to the Mavis Future Faculty Fellows Academy by the Grainger College of Engineering. Congrats Wajih!

Posted 08 May 2020 by Adam

Following an extensive job search spanning academia and industry, Benjamin E. Ujcich (Co-Advisors: William H. Sanders, Adam Bates) has accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Georgetown University’s Department of Computer Science. Ben will defend his dissertation soon and is thus due to be the first PhD graduate from our research group – we’re very proud of him!

Posted 14 Apr 2020 by Adam

Our paper, “Tactical Provenance Analysis for Endpoint Detection and Response Systems,” has been accepted to the 2020 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (Oakland)! Congrats to our lead author Wajih Ul Hassan.

Posted 03 Mar 2020 by Adam

Following major revisions, we have yet-another paper accepted at NDSS’20 – “CUSTOS: Practical Tamper-Evident Auditing of Operating Systems Using Trusted Execution.” Congrats to our student authors Riccardo Paccagnella, Pubali Datta, and Wajih Ul Hassan!

Posted 02 Feb 2020 by Adam