The Lab

The COMputer And Systems Security (COMPASS) lab at Department of Computer Science at Wayne State University is dedicated to pursue cutting-edge research in
all aspects of computer and systems security. Our research includes trustworthy execution, mobile malware analysis, system introspection, debugging transparency, and plausible deniability encryption.

Contact

Computer And System Security Laboratory

Department of Computer Science

Wayne State University

Room 2210, 5057 Woodward Ave

Detroit, MI 48201

Recent News

  • [ACSAC'19] One paper titled "SecDATAVIEW: A Secure Big Data Workflow Management System for Heterogeneous Computing Environments" is accepted by ACSAC, 2019. Congratulations, Saeid Mofrad.
  • [ESORICS'19] One paper titled "Nighthawk: Transparent System Introspection from Ring -3" is accepted by ESORICS, 2019. Congratulations, Lei Zhou.
  • [S&P'19] One poster titled "Poster: SecTAG: Enhancing ARM Platform Security with Hardware Tags" is accepted by S&P, 2019. Congratulations, Zhenyu Ning.
  • [DIMVA'19] One paper titled "Understanding the Security of Traffic Signal Infrastructure" is accepted by DIMVA, 2019. Congratulations, Zhenyu Ning and Jacob Bednard.
  • The project website for Nailgun is online. [Link]
  • [S&P'19] One paper titled "Understanding the Security of ARM Debugging Features" is accepted by S&P, 2019. Congratulations, Zhenyu Ning.
  • [US Patent] One patent titled "Methods and Systems for Increased Debugging Transparency" has been issued by USPTO, 2018.
  • [TIFS'18] One paper titled "Hardware-assisted Transparent Tracing and Debugging on ARM" is accepted by IEEE TIFS 2018. Congratulations, Zhenyu Ning.
  • [EdgeSP'18] One paper titled "Preliminary Study of Trusted Execution Environments on Heterogeneous Edge Platforms" is accepted by EdgeSP 2018. Congratulations, Zhenyu Ning and Jinghui Liao.
  • [Award] The project "Cybersecurity of CAN Gateways in Automobiles" receives UROP Award in Wayne State University. Congratulations, Aaron Zhang.
  • [HASP'18] One paper titled "A Comparison Study of Intel SGX and AMD Memory Encryption Technology" is accepted by HASP 2018. Congratulations, Saeid Mofrad.
  • [Seminar] "Surprisingly Unsurprising Lessons from the Last 3000 Years of Adversarial Examples", by Prof. Dave Evans, University of Virginia.
  • [CIA-DSTSS] Jacob Bednard is invited to present our transportation security work at CIA 2018 Directorate of Science and Technology Summer Symposium.
  • [DEFCON'18] One presetation titled "Transparent Malware Debugging on x86 and ARM" is accepted by DEFCON China 2018. Congratulations, Zhenyu Ning.
  • [DSN’18] One paper titled "DexLego: Reassembleable Bytecode Extraction for Aiding Static Analysis" is accepted by DSN 2018. Congratulations, Zhenyu Ning.
  • [DSN’18] One paper titled "MobiCeal: Towards Secure and Practical Plausibly Deniable Encryption on Mobile Devices" is accepted by DSN 2018.
  • [Seminar] "Secure Operating Systems", by Prof. Vasileios Kemerlis, Brown University.
  • [Award] The paper titled "Supporting Transparent Snapshot for Bare-metal Malware Analysis on Mobile Devices" receives Outstanding Paper Award at ACSAC 2017.
  • [Award] The project "Auditing and Advancing the Security of Traffic Signal Systems" receives ROEU Award in Wayne State University. Congratulations, Jacob Bednard.
  • [ACSAC'17] One paper titled "Supporting Transparent Snapshot for Bare-metal Malware Analysis on Mobile Devices" is accepted by ACSAC 2017.
  • [RAID'17] One paper titled "Scotch: Combining Software Guard Extensions and System Management Mode to Monitor Cloud Resource Usage" is accepted by RAID 2017.
  • [USENIXSecurity’17] One paper titled "Ninja: Towards Transparent Tracing and Debugging on ARM" is accepted by USENIX Security 2017. Congratulations, Zhenyu Ning.
  • [HASP'17] One paper titled "Challenges Towards Securing Hardware-assisted Execution Environments" is accepted by HASP 2017. Congratulations, Zhenyu Ning.
  • [EuroSec'17] One paper titled "Breaking BLE Beacons For Fun But Mostly Profit" is accepted by EuroSec 2017. Congratulations, Lucas Copi.

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