CS 290N Architectural Support for Secure and Reliable Computing
This course will examine architectural designs and mechanisms
that enhance the security and reliability of computing systems.
The course will initially cover the basic properties and building blocks
of secure and reliable systems from an architect's perspective.
Then we will survey the state of the art. Students will pursue an
in-depth class research project relating to the topics covered.
Class will start at 9:30 from now on.
Time: TR 9:30-10:50
Room: Phelps 2510
Prof. Fred Chong;
office hours by appointment; Eng I 5163
Security Basics for Computer Architects ,
by Ruby B. Lee. (should be free from a UCSB machine)
Project Proposal due 4/15
Project Drafts due 5/20
Project final papers due 6/6
Problem Sets 15%
Discussion Topic 25%
Project Proposals and Drafts 20%
Project Final Report 40%
Problem Set Information
For each assigned paper, write up the following and e-mail me a copy
A summary of the main points of the paper.
A critique of any shortcomings of the paper.
Any ideas on how one would extend the ideas in the paper or
address its shortcomings.
Assign a paper for the class to read, one week before your discussion day.
Present the paper and supplemental material on your assigned day.
Lead discussion, with my help, on the subject.
Here is an
example project paper. The project has two goals:
A critique of 3-5 related research papers. This is not a book
report. Do not just summarize what is in the papers.
Point out shortcomings and possible areas for extension.
Extension of the area. Address shortcomings or extend the work
in the papers. Come up with some ideas and test them with a
short project. This can be in the form of some
simple analysis, simulations, algorithms, or models. Remember to pick
something that will fit in a quarter.
Lecture (Tue 4/1/14): Introduction
Logistics and Ch 1 slides
Reading for next time: Ch 1 and Ch 2 in Lee.
Lecture (Th 4/3/14): Security Policies
Ch 2 slides
DACODA and Temporal Search slides
Reading for next time: Ch 3 in Lee and (do problem set write-up for this paper)
Mohit Tiwari, Hassan Wassel, Bita Mazloom, Shashidhar Mysore, Frederic Chong, and Timothy Sherwood.
Complete Information Flow Tracking from the Gates Up
Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on
Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS),
March 2009. Washington, DC
Lecture (Tue 4/8/14): Access Control
Ch 3 slides
Reading for next time: Ch 4 in Lee and (do problem set write-up for this paper)
High-bandwidth network memory system through virtual pipelines, Agrawal and Sherwood.
Lecture (Th 4/10/14): Cryptography
Ch 4 slides
Virtual Pipelining slides
Reading for next time: Ch 5 in Lee and (do problem set write-up for this paper)
No Class (Tue 5/20/14) and (Th 5/22/14): Fred at Computing Frontiers
Final Projects ()
Last updated February 2014