Speaker: Trent Jaeger, Professor, Pennsylvania State University

Title: Software and Systems Security for Cyber-Physical Systems


Often computer security problems emerge when computer systems are first connected to the Internet, but CPS deployments present additional challenges of monitoring/controlling physical environments. In this talk, we will examine the challenges of solving computer security problems in deployments of cyber-physical systems (CPS). We will explore the limitations of traditional computer security approaches for CPS deployments to identify additional security requirements. Then, we will discuss research directions to address these limitations in the future.


Trent Jaeger is a Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at The Pennsylvania State University and the Co-Director of the Systems and Internet Infrastructure Security (SIIS) Lab. Trent’s research interests include operating systems security and the application of programming language techniques to security.  He has published over 100 refereed research papers and is the author of the book "Operating Systems Security," which examines the principles of designs for secure operating systems.  Trent has made a variety of contributions to open source systems security, particularly to the Linux Security Modules framework, SELinux, integrity measurement in Linux, and the Xen security architecture.  He is currently the Chair of the ACM Special Interest Group on Security, Audit, and Control (SIGSAC).  In the past, Trent has chaired several security conferences and workshops, most recently, ACM AsiaCCS 2014.  Trent has an M.S. and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in Computer Science and Engineering in 1993 and 1997, respectively, and spent nine years at IBM Research prior to joining Penn State.