Dealing with Vulnerabilities in Device Drivers

Abstract: Vulnerabilities in the device drivers of today’s commodity operating systems (e.g., Android) remain a security concern largely due to the monolithic structure of the kernel. In this talk, we introduce three methods to mitigate this concern, with a focus on mobile
devices. These approaches include a novel tool to find and analyze these vulnerabilities, an efficient vetting layer to make exploits harder, and a
device driver design possible for I/O devices with virtualization support.

Professor Ardalan Amiri Sani

Bio: Ardalan Amiri Sani is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science department at UC Irvine. His research is at the intersection of mobile computing, security, and operating systems. His work has appeared in various top-tier conferences and workshops such as MobiSys (including a best paper award), USENIX Security, CCS, ASPLOS, and APSys (including a best paper nomination). Ardalan is a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. He received his Ph.D. from Rice University in 2015.