NYU-Poly AT&T Best Applied Security Paper Award

Winners

  • 1. Martin Georgiev, University of Texas at Austin: "The Most Dangerous Code in the World: Validating SSL Certificates in Non-Browser Software"
  • 2. Richard Wartell, University of Texas at Dallas:  "Binary Stirring: Self-randomizing Instruction Addresses of Legacy x86 Binary Code"
  • 3. Emil Stefanov, University of California at Berkeley: "Iris: A Scalable Cloud File System with Efficient Integrity Checks"

Are you creating new knowledge in the cyber security field?

Student researchers are encouraged to submit their research papers that were submitted to, or accepted at any conference or journal between September 1, 2011 and August 31, 2012. The paper can be in any area related to the application of security technology, the implementation of systems, and lessons learned. To be considered for the award, papers that have been reviewed and accepted will have to be presented as posters by one of the authors during the CSAW research poster session and will compete for the CSAW AT&T Applied Security Research Best Paper Award on Friday, November 16, 2012.

Event Registration

  • Open to: All students located in the U.S. and Canada
  • Registration Link: Registration is now closed
  • Registration closes: September 24, 2012
  • Submission Deadline: September 25, 2012
  • Finalist Notification: The finalists have been announced. Please see list below
  • Challenge Captains: Napa Sae-Bae, Xiang Liu, and Sarah Smith

Cash prizes for winners: 

  • 1st place: $1,000
  • 2nd place: $750
  • 3rd place: $500

Travel grant for winners:

Winning authors will be provided with round-trip airfare to New York City and local hotel accomodations during the competition.

Rules for Authors

  • The paper must have been submitted to, or accepted by a conference or journal between September 1, 2011 and August 31, 2012.
  • The main author of the paper must have been enrolled as a full-time student when the paper was submitted to a conference or journal. Proof of enrollment must be provided upon request of the organizers.
  • If the first author of the paper is not the student entering the event, then a letter must be submitted from the student's faculty adviser stating that the student was a main author on the paper.
  • The authors may submit more than one paper but only one paper per main author will be selected to enter the final round.
  • Finalist papers will have to be presented as posters by one of the authors during the CSAW Awards Day on November 17, 2012

Finalists

  • "VulnerableMe: Measuring Systemic Weaknesses in Mobile Browser Security"
    Chaitrali Amrutkar, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • "The Most Dangerous Code in the World: Validating SSL Certificates in Non-Browser Software"
    Martin Georgiev, University of Texas at Austin
  • "Quid-Pro-Quo-tocols: Strengthening Semi-Honest Protocols with Dual Execution"
    Yan Huang, University of Virginia
  • "EVILSEED: A Guided Approach to Finding Malicious Web Pages"
    Luca Invernizzi, University of California at Santa Barbara
  • "kGuard: Lightweight Kernel Protection against Return-to-user Attacks"
    Vasileios P. Kemerlis, Columbia University
  • "OTO: Online Trust Oracle for User-Centric Trust Establishment"
    Tiffany Hyun-Jin Kim, Carnegie Mellon University
  • "User-Driven Access Control: Rethinking Permission Granting in Modern Operating Systems"
    Franziska Roesner, University of Washington
  • "Iris: A Scalable Cloud File System with Efficient Integrity Checks"
    Emil Stefanov, University of California at Berkeley
  • "Binary Stirring: Self-randomizing Instruction Addresses of Legacy x86 Binary Code"
    Richard Wartell, University of Texas at Dallas
  • "Dissecting Android Malware: Characterization and Evolution"
    Yajin Zhou, North Carolina State University

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