Summer School on Systems Security

23.06.2015 - Thorsten Holz

Summerschool2015 From July 20-24, 2015 UbiCrypt invites to its third Summer School, which will traditionally take place at Ruhr-University Bochum. This year the event will focus on research topics related to software security, in particular code-reuse attacks. The UbiCrypt Summer School gives the opportunity to Master and PhD students as well as young scholars to learn more about software security. It will be a mix of lectures and hands-on exercises, allowing the students to learn how to find and abuse vulnerabilities in (binary) software and we will also also review potential defenses. Furthermore, we offer a multifaceted program with exercises on the topics covered in the lectures.

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Topics covered during the summer school include (among others):

  • Finding vulnerabilities in source code or binaries
  • Developing exploits
  • Binary analysis techniques such as symbolic execution or taint analysis
  • Code-reuse attacks such as return-oriented programming
  • Software defenses against code-reuse attacks

A special event is planned for Wednesday, where a selection of papers published by European researchers and Europe-funded research projects in top conferences in the area will be presented. Furthermore, we will involve students and young researchers by allowing them to showcase their own best results and expose them to top researchers in the field.

The registration fee for the summer school is 350,00 €. This amount includes daily refreshments, lunch, workshop on Wednesday, and social events (BBQ and excursion).