Computer systems are often analyzed at the software level for security vulnerabilities. Often, vulnerabilities present themselves at the system level encompassing both hardware and software issues. A significant challenge is how to assess a system and give metrics as to its security status. These systems may be assessed using white box or black box analysis. This research is partly supported by a grant from Comcast Corp.
Components for Student Participation
Students will investigate multiple approaches for hardware as- sessment and auditing starting with simple penetration testing and then progressing to more sophisticated hardware attacks. They will learn and develop new computer security defense and attack tools.