From Intrusion Tolerance to Trust and Recovery: A Research Overview

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Building 9, Level 3, Room 3223,


The seminar is an overview on my research path and approach. I will start with my initial research on the concept of intrusion tolerance and present some of the results I had at the time. Then, I will show how this initial research had led me to other areas and related approaches: software security, trusted computing, intrusion detection, intrusion recovery, and blockchain interoperability. I will present with some detail very recent research on securely moving data between trusted execution environments (TEEs) in a non-interactive way, a problem that must be solved for digital id crypto wallets starting to appear in Europe and elsewhere.

Brief Biography

Miguel Correia is a Full Professor at the Computer Science and Engineering Department (DEI), Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Universidade de Lisboa (ULisboa), in Lisboa, Portugal. He is vice-president for faculty at DEI. He is coordinator of the Doctoral Program in Information Security at IST. He is a senior researcher at INESC-ID, and member of the Distributed Systems Group (GSD). He is co-chair of the European Blockchain Partnership that is designing the European Blockchain Services Infrastructure (EBSI). He is a member of the Board of Técnico+ and a non-executive member of the Board of Associação .PT. He is Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Computers. He has a PhD in Computer Science from the Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências. He has been involved in several international and national research projects related to cybersecurity, including the DE4A, BIG, QualiChain, SPARTA, SafeCloud, PCAS, TCLOUDS, ReSIST, CRUTIAL, and MAFTIA European projects. He has more than 200 publications and is Senior Member of the IEEE. His research focuses on cybersecurity and dependability (aka fault tolerance), typically in distributed systems, in the context of different applications (blockchain, cloud, mobile).

A Light Lunch will be served in R-3223 from 11:45.

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