DATE: Thursday, October 12, 2000
TIME: Noon - 1 pm
PLACE: Hammerschlag Hall D210

John Strunk

Ph.D. Student
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, CMU

Self-Securing Storage: Protecting Data in Compromised Systems

Self-securing storage prevents intruders from undetectably tampering with or permanently deleting stored data. To accomplish this, self-securing storage devices internally audit all requests and keep old versions of data for a window of time, regardless of the commands received from potentially compromised host operating systems. In this talk, I will present a detailed description of self-securing storage and describe our implementation of a self-securing storage device, called S4.

John Strunk is a Ph.D. student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. John received his M.S. from CMU in May of 2000, and a B.Cmp.E. from Georgia Tech in 1998. His current research focuses on computer security and intrusion tolerant computer systems. John is a student of Greg Ganger and is currently working on the Self-Securing Storage project.

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