My main research interest is computer security, in particular
the so-called Man-At-The-End Attack which occurs in
settings where an adversary has physical access to a device
and compromises it by tampering with its hardware or software.
My current research interests include
- remote man-at-the-end
attacks which occur in distributed systems where untrusted
clients are in frequent communication with trusted servers
over a network, and a malicious user can get an advantage by
compromising an untrusted device;
- man-at-the-end security of Provenance Systems, where we
are building a system to protect provenance chains in documents,
in particular OpenOffice;
- repeatability in Computer Systems research.
- August 2011---August 2013, Mitigating Insider Attacks in Provenance Systems,
National Science Foundation Grant CNS-1318955, $496,066,
PI: Christian Collberg, co-PIs: Sudha Ram, Saumya K. Debray.
- September 2011---August 2013, Man-at-the-End Attacks: Defenses and Evaluation,
National Science Foundation Grant CNF-1145913, $269,649,
PI: Christian Collberg, co-PIs: Saumya Debray, Loukas Lazos.
- October 2009---September 2013,
Theoretical and Practical Approaches to Remote White-Box Security,
United States--Israel Binational Science Foundation grant BSF-2008362,
$90,684, PI: Amir Hertzberg (Bar Ilan University, Israel),
co-PIs: Christian Collberg, Shafi Goldwasser (MIT and Weizmann Institute).
- David Christy
- Patrick P.F. Chan (Postdoc)
- Sam Martin (Masters)
- Alex Warren (Undergraduate)
- Keith Alcock (Research Programmer)