The recent news of micro-architecture level security vulnerabilities and exploits like Spectre and Meltdown has highlighted the need to consider the full computer system stack when implementing performance or security concepts. A Cyber Security Workshop will take place at the University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, to present a hardware/ software approach to these security problems.
It will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, June 17-28. The workshop is meant for Incoming freshman, undergraduates and graduates, and IT professionals.
In this project-based learning activity, the following will be covered:
(i) application level security concepts such as control flow hijacking, return-oriented programming vulnerabilities, code injection attacks,
(ii) conventional processor organization and its inherent vulnerabilities, and
(iii) secure applications and processor design principles.
This program is funded with the support of Boston University Adaptive and Secure Computing System Laboratory as well as a grant from the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Minority Serving Partnership Initiative and UVI.