The Northeastern University Systems Security Lab

We research tools and techniques for making the Internet a safer place.
And, sometimes, we also discover new attacks.

News and Press

23 Dec 2020

Our KUBO paper, on precise and scalable detection of undefined behavior bugs in OS kernel, is to appear at NDSS 2021.

16 Dec 2020

What are the Russian hackers searching for this time?

30 Oct 2020

Here’s why electronic voting won’t happen anytime soon.


Our lab has a focus on practical security research, and we are active in a number of areas spanning systems and network security. Some of our particular research interests include mobile security, web security, security applications of program analysis, botnets, and malware. In general, we are interested in all practical security problems.


We publish in a number of venues, including IEEE Security and Privacy (Oakland), ACM CCS, USENIX Security, and NDSS. For a full list of our publications, see our publications list.