Software Symbiotes: A Brief History of Symbiotic Defense - Salvatore J. Stolfo

Mon Dec 4, 2017
Institute for Security, Technology, and Society (ISTS) at Dartmouth presents:Software Symbiotes: A Brief History of Symbiote DefenseProfessor Salvatore J. Stolfo (Columbia University) provides a brief history of his work on Symbiote technology, and the transition from academic to practical use in products.Recent advances in offensive technologies targeting a wide range of IoT devices have shown that the exploitation of these lucrative but poorly designed devices is not terribly difficult, including medical products, SCADA devices, automobiles and refrigerators. In his early work in the IDS Lab at Columbia, Professor Stolfo and his team set out to defend embedded devices with an entirely new defensive capability they call the Software Symbiote, a host-based defensive technology that automatically injects intrusion detection functionality within the firmware of any device. In this talk, Professor Stolfo will provide a brief history of his work on Symbiote technology, and the transition from academic research to practical and wide-spread use in common products.