Adversarial-Resilience Assurance for Mobile Security Systems is coming at
03/06/2018 - 9:00am

KEC 1007
Tue, 03/06/2018 - 9:00am

Wei Yang
PhD candidate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

For too long, researchers have often tackled security in an attack-driven, ad
hoc, and reactionary manner with large manual efforts devoted by security
analysts. In order to make substantial progress in security, I advocate to
shift such manner to be systematic, intelligent, and adversarial resilient.
Over the course of my Ph.D. research, I have developed software engineering
techniques to automate decision makings in security systems, and built
defenses and testing methodologies to guard against emerging attacks
specifically adversarial to these newly-proposed techniques. In this talk, I
will first highlight one of these systems for mobile security: AppContext, a
malware detection system extracting execution contexts of an app’s
security-sensitive behaviors through program analysis. Then I will show how
an adaptive adversary can attack these systems and how we can generate
adversarial inputs ahead of time for testing and further strengthening these
systems. I will conclude by discussing how future research efforts can
leverage the interplay among software engineering, security, and AI
techniques toward a defense-driven security ecosystem.


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