Seminars & Colloquia
Leibniz University Hannover
"Empowering the Experts - Towards a Secure and Trustworthy Software Ecosystem"
Wednesday January 18, 2023 10:00 AM
Location: 3211, EB2 NCSU Centennial Campus
(Visitor parking instructions)
In this talk, I will present my past and ongoing research contributions in computer security and privacy that aim to empower software experts to create a more secure and trustworthy software ecosystem. The presented research spans a variety of areas including open source (S&P 2022, SOUPS 2017), software development (USENIX 2021, ACSAC 2018, CCS 2017), cryptography (SOUPS 2021, 2018), and privacy perceptions (SOUPS 2020). For this research, I utilized both quantitative and qualitative methods to explore aspects not necessarily visible in code, such as the considerations, decisions, and processes of software experts. My findings include that by directly engaging and collaborating with the software community, we can close the gap between researchers and developers and work together towards a more secure and trustworthy software ecosystem.
His research enables developers and administrators to deploy secure, privacy-respecting, and trust-worthy software that benefits the security of hundreds of dependent code bases, thousands of real-world deployments, and millions of end users. His research leverages this multiplicative effect by supporting open source maintainers, developers, and system administrators in the shared endeavor towards a more secure and trustworthy software ecosystem.
Wermke’s work has appeared in the top-tier security venues such as IEEE S&P (including a Distinguished Paper Award in 2022), USENIX Security, and ACM CCS, as well as field-specific venues such as SOUPS and ACSAC.
Host: Will Enck, CSC