Prototype Behavior Based Integrity Verification (BBIV)

Web computing, in which the world-wide web is itself employed as a distributed computing platform, is entering a stage of rapid expansion with the advent of Open Web Platform so that programs that once worked only a native environment on desktop, tablets or phones can now work from within a browser itself. There is therefore a need for a new form of protection for apps. Existing security models are inadequate to address emerging threats to applications in low-cost, highly-exposed environments, because they fail to protect data and code on exposed consumer terminal devices of the network, which are vulnerable to attacks directly accessing their hardware and software. Irdeto developed a new approach for protecting such applications based on novel methods of integrity-verification, which permit the implemented validated integrity to serve as a root of trust. This project is part of this research to prototype BBIV concept and investigate the engineering issues for this security capability.

Intern: 
Fan Zhang
Faculty Supervisor: 
Azzedine Boukerche
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Ontario
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