Building Secure Systems with Attestation
Speaker: Adrian Perrig , CMU
Date: June 2 2006
Time: 2:00PM to 3:30PM
Location: 32-G449 Patil/Kiva, Stata Ctr
Contact: Be Blackburn, 3-6098, firstname.lastname@example.org
Attestation is a promising approach for building secure systems. The
recent development of a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) by the Trusted
Computing Group (TCG) that is starting to be deployed in common laptop
and desktop platforms is fueling research in attestation mechanisms.
In this talk, I will present approaches on how to build secure systems
with advanced TPM architectures. In particular, we have designed an
approach for fine-grained attestation that enables the design of
efficient secure distributed systems. We demonstrate this approach by
designing a secure version of the BGP routing protocol.
We have also developed software-based attestation mechanisms for
legacy systems without relying on trusted hardware. Our approach
enables a verifier to obtain the property of untampered code execution
on a legacy Pentium IV workstation.
Adrian Perrig is an Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer
Engineering, Engineering and Public Policy, and Computer Science at
Carnegie Mellon University. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Computer
Science from Carnegie Mellon University, and spent three years during
his Ph.D. degree at University of California at Berkeley. He received
his B.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from the Swiss Federal
Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). Adrian's research
interests revolve around building secure systems and include Internet
security, security for sensor networks and mobile applications. More
information about his research is available at:
Adrian is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award in 2004, the IBM faculty
fellowship in 2004 and 2005, and the Sloan research fellowship in 2006.
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