ceClub: Security and Reliability Using OS

Noam Shalev (EE, Technion)
Wednesday, 16.5.2018, 11:30
EE Meyer Building 861

Computer systems have been developed tremendously over the past few years and as a result new challenges arise in the fields of security and reliability. In this talk I will present two approaches that utilize the operating system for providing solutions to urgent challenges in these fields. First, I will speak about the Core Surprise Removal (CSR) algorithm which explores the uncharted field of providing reliability in face of hardware faults and makes a unique use of Hardware Transactional Memory. Next, I will introduce WatchIT, a new container-based approach for protecting organizations from privileged insider threats, such as the renowned Edward Snowden case. WatchIT leverages the operating system namespace subsystem and alongside classification system and minor optional changes to the kernel proposes a comprehensive solution that was tested on a real organization.

Noam Shalev is a PhD candidate at the Electrical Engineering Faculty of the Technion, advised by Prof. Idit Keidar

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