BU/MIT Lincoln Labs Workshop on Moving Target Defense
- 9:00 am on Friday, November 14, 2014
- 5:00 pm on Friday, November 14, 2014
- 111 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA
The BU/MIT LL Cybersecurity Series is a joint effort between Boston University and MIT Lincoln Laboratory to provide a recurring series of one-day workshops open to the public, each of which focuses on a specific aspect of cybersecurity. The inaugural workshop will address advances in static and dynamic defenses for secure resilient systems. Recent high-profile exposures of software vulnerabilities in widely-deployed software, combined with the rising popularity of social engineering and spear phishing campaigns, has blurred the notion of a traditional attack surface in system security. Rather than provide a single hardened perimeter, modern secure resilient systems must rely on a strategy of defense-in-depth which seeks to harden all components of a system and provide functionality even in the face of partial compromise. Static defenses can provide strong language-based and compile-time guarantees about the absence of exploitable behavior and information leaks, minimizing the possible attack surface. Dynamic defenses (i.e. moving-target defenses) can perturb system state in order to disrupt ongoing attacks, provide probabilistic security, and invalidate attacker reconnaissance. This workshop seeks to bring together researchers from a diverse array of backgrounds in order to report on and discuss the development, assessment, deployment and composition of static and dynamic techniques to provide quantifiable defense-in-depth.