ROSAEC center Seoul National University

Seminars & Workshops

Speaker:Dawn Song , U.C. Berkeley
When:2011-08-22 10:30
Place:Room 309, Bldg 302, SNU


I will present the WebBlaze project, aiming at designing and developing new techniques and tools to improve web security. WebBlaze's new technologies cover a broad range including new architectural solutions for defending against cross-site scripting attacks, tools for detecting and defending against cross-origin JavaScript capability leaks which lead to universal cross-site scripting attacks, and new approaches for secure browser extensions and web advertisements. I will also give an overview of the BitBlaze project, describing how we build a unified binary program analysis platform and use it to provide novel solutions to computer security problems including automatic vulnerability discovery, automatic generation of vulnerability signatures for defense, and automatic extraction of security models for analysis and verification. I will also describe some ongoing efforts in mobile security. More information about WebBlaze and BitBlaze is available at and

Short bio

Dawn Song is Associate Professor of Computer Science at UC Berkeley. Prior to joining UC Berkeley, she was an Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University from 2002 to 2007. Her research interest lies in security and privacy issues in computer systems and networks, including areas ranging from software security, networking security, database security, distributed systems security, to applied cryptography. She is the recipient of various awards including the MacArthur Fellowship, the Guggenheim Fellowship, the NSF CAREER Award, the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, the MIT Technology Review TR-35 Award, the IBM Faculty Award, the George Tallman Ladd Research Award, the Okawa Foundation Research Award, and the Li Ka Shing Foundation Women in Science Distinguished Lecture Series Award. She is also the author of multiple award papers in top security conferences, including the best paper award at the USENIX Security Symposium and the highest ranked paper at the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy.


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