Georgia Tech Brings Cybersecurity Findings to CCS '16
Atlanta | October 24, 2016
The ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS) is one of the world's premier annual conferences for cybersecurity -- and this year, faculty and students from the Georgia Institute of Technology contribute five juried papers with novel results. Only 137 research papers out of 837 (or 16 percent) were accepted to the conference -- to be held Oct. 24-28, 2016 in Vienna, Austria.
Research results include a security loophole in Intel TSX that may affect more than 60 percent of its products since 2015, identifying 19 new vulnerabilities confirmed by Linux and Android in kernel security, examining how adversaries can exploit legitimate cloud repositories, a new method for malware identification, and more.
Georgia Tech's research contributions are listed below. Download the complete research papers here, from CCS '16, or from the authors.
"Breaking Kernel Address Space Layout Randomization with Intel TSX"
"UniSan: Proactive Kernel Memory Initialization to Eliminate Data Leakages"
"Lurking Malice in the Cloud: Understanding and Detecting Cloud Repository as a Malicious Service"
in collaboration with Indiana University and University of California Santa Barbara
Xiaojing Liao (Georgia Institute of Technology), Sumayah Alrwais, Kan Yuan, Luyi Xing, XiaoFeng Wang (Indiana University Bloomington), Shuang Hao (University of California Santa Barbara) and Raheem Beyah (Georgia Institute of Technology)
"Acing the IOC Game: Toward Automatic Discovery and Analysis of Open-Source Cyber Threat Intelligence"
in collaboration with Indiana University and the Association for Computing Machinery
Xiaojing Liao (Georgia Institute of Technology), Kan Yuan (Indiana University Bloomington), XiaoFeng Wang (Indiana University Bloomington), Zhou Li (ACM member), Luyi Xing (Indiana University Bloomington) and Raheem Beyah (Georgia Institute of Technology)
"SmartWalk: Enhancing Social Network Security via Adaptive Random Walks"
in collaboration with Princeton University
Yushan Liu (Princeton University), Shouling Ji (Georgia Tech) and Prateek Mittal (Princeton University)
Tara La Bouff
Marketing Communications Manager