About UsSecure Systems Group (SSG) is part CrySP at the University of Waterloo. SSG's focus is on understanding how to design and build systems that are simultaneously secure, easy to use, and inexpensive to deploy. This involves both building and evaluating systems but also occasionally breaking the security and privacy guarantees claimed by existing systems.
SSG came to Waterloo when Prof. N. Asokan moved from Aalto University to David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science in Fall 2019. You can see more information about our past projects at the Aalto SSG pages.
Our current research interests fall into the following major themes: (for the time being, the links below take you to Aalto SSG pages).
- Platform security and applications: we investigate the design of new hardware and software platform security techniques as well as the use of current, widely deployed platform security techniques to secure applications and services.
- Machine learning and security/privacy: we study how to apply machine learning techniques to solve security and privacy problems as well as security and privacy challenges that arise in machine learning applications in general.