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

12 May 2021

SecLab @ NEU has some upcoming Blackhat talks. Andrea will be giving a talk on the dark age of memory corruption mitigations in the Spectre era at Blackhat 2021. Our former lab member Michael will be talking on bridging the security infrastructure between the data Center and AWS Lambda

04 May 2021

Dark Reading reported on the latest USENIX paper from Reza, Ryan, and Long on using ML to find bugs.

23 Dec 2020

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

Research

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.

Publications

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.