[Cs-affiliates] Fwd: MIT LL recruitment day

Christian Cole ccole at bu.edu
Tue Nov 14 17:00:47 EST 2017


Dear CS Faculty and Instructors,

I was asked by the Hariri Institute to have you promote this even with your
students, if applicable. Please find the information below.

Kind regards,

Christian Cole
Program Administrator
BU Department of Computer Science

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Christian Cole <ccole at bu.edu>
Date: Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 4:59 PM
Subject: Re: MIT LL recruitment day
To: "cs-grads at cs.bu.edu" <cs-grads at cs.bu.edu>


Hello Everyone,

Just a quick reminder about the MIT Lincoln Lab event *this Friday,
November 17th.* Please note that if you plan to attend, the RSVP has been
changed to Katherine D'Angelo (ktd at bu.edu).

Best regards,

Christian Cole
Program Administrator
BU Department of Computer Science

On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 10:47 AM, Harrington, Jacob Walter <jwharrin at bu.edu>
wrote:

>  Dear Students,
>
>
>
> Please see below for details on a Hariri Institute event with the MIT
> Lincoln Laboratory.
>
>
>
> Best,
>
> Jacob
>
>
>
> --
>
>
>
> Are you a student interested in working at MIT Lincoln Laboratory or
> faculty looking to pursue joint research with Lincoln Laboratory research
> staff? Join us on *Friday, November 17th* for a morning of networking,
> discussion, and a technical seminar on memory safety.
>
>
>
> *Event URL: *
> *http://www.bu.edu/hic/research/highlighted-sponsored-projects/bu-mit-ll/bumit-ll-cybersecurity-workshop-series/cybersecurity-recruitment-day/*
> <http://www.bu.edu/hic/research/highlighted-sponsored-projects/bu-mit-ll/bumit-ll-cybersecurity-workshop-series/cybersecurity-recruitment-day/>
> * Location: Hariri Institute for Computing, 111 Cummington Mall
> <https://maps.google.com/?q=111+Cummington+Mall&entry=gmail&source=g>*
>
>
>
> *Interested students must to RSVP to Christian Cole at **ccole at bu.edu*
> <ccole at bu.edu>* with the following information: *
>
> – First and Last Name
>
> – Email Address
>
> – Advisor First and Last Name
>
> – Program Name and Expected Year of Graduation
>
> – Interest: Full-Time Employment and/or Internship
>
> *Special Note: Students must be U.S. citizens.*
>
>
>
> *Faculty interested in scheduling a one-on-one meeting to discuss
> potential research collaborations should email Rick Skowyra, *
> *richard.skowyra at ll.mit.edu* <richard.skowyra at ll.mit.edu>*, and Robert
> Lychev, **robert.lychev at ll.mit.edu* <robert.lychev at ll.mit.edu>*.*
>
>
>
> *Agenda*
>
> 9:15 am Introduction to MIT Lincoln Laboratory
>
> 10: 00 am             Technical Seminar: *The Quest for Memory Safety*
>
> 10:45 am              Networking Break
>
> 11:15 am              Lunch & Discussion with Interested Students
>
> 12:30 pm              Individual Faculty Meetings (to be held in faculty
> offices by appointment)
>
>
>
> *The Quest for Memory Safety*
>
> Memory corruption is at the heart of almost all malware in the wild, and
> has fueled an arms race from 1972 to the present. In this talk I will
> provide a brief history of memory corruption, discuss a bypass attack we
> developed against a well-known defense, and then present a memory
> corruption defense we developed at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. The first half
> of the talk will focus on Control Flow Integrity (CFI), a well-known
> defensive technique that tries to prevent memory corruption attacks by
> restricting control flow transfers to only ‘valid’ targets. I’ll discuss a
> method we developed to bypass this defense by breaking the underlying
> assumption CFI relies on upon: that an attack must contain invalid control
> transfers. The second part of the talk will focus on a defense we developed
> called Timely Address Space Re-Randomization, which seeks to disrupt code
> reuse attacks via synchronized re-randomizations of memory layout.
>
>
>
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