Seminars & Colloquia

Peng Ning


"Samsung Knox Platform Security"

Monday November 04, 2013 10:00 AM
Location: 3211, EBII NCSU Centennial Campus
(Visitor parking instructions)



In this talk, I will present the new security features that Samsung Knox introduces to its flagship models such as Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4, including Customizable Security Boot (CSB), TrustZone-based Integrity Measurement Architecture (TIMA), and Security Enhancement (SE) for Android. I will also share my sabbatical experience at Samsung Mobile, particularly the one that helped transition the TIMA Real-time Kernel Protection (RKP) from the lab at NC State to commercial devices at Samsung Mobile.

Short Bio:

Dr. Peng Ning is a Professor of Computer Science at NC State University. He is currently on leave at Samsung Mobile USA as the Vice President managing the Enterprise Security Group at Santa Clara, CA, where he leads the development of mobile Platform Security features such as TrustZone-based Integrity Measurement Architecture (TIMA) and Customizable Secure Boot (CSB) as well as the adaptation of SE for Android on Samsung mobile devices in the context of the Knox Project (

Dr. Ning is a recipient of National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award in 2005. He served as the Secretary/Treasurer of the ACM Special Interest Group on Security, Auditing, and Control (SIGSAC), and served on the Executive Committee of ACM SIGSAC from 2009 to 2013. He has served or is serving on the editorial boards of several international journals, including ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, Journal of Computer Security, Ad-Hoc Networks, Ad-Hoc & Sensor Networks: an International Journal, International Journal of Security and Networks, Springer Briefs in Computer Science, and IET Proceedings Information Security. He also served as the Program Chair or Co-Chair for ACM SASN '05, ICICS '06 and ESORICS '09, ICDCS-SPCC '10, and NDSS '13, the General Chair of ACM CCS '07 & '08, and Program Vice Chair for ICDCS '09 & '10 -- Security and Privacy Track. He served on the Steering Committee of ACM CCS from 2007 to 2011, and is a founding Steering Committee member of ACM WiSec and ICDCS SPCC. His research has been supported by NSF, Army Research Office (ARO), the Advanced Research and Development Activity (ARDA), IBM Research, SRI International, and the NCSU/Duke Center for Advanced Computing and Communication (CACC). Peng Ning is a senior member of the ACM, the ACM SIGSAC, and a senior member of the IEEE.

Host: Mladen Vouk, Computer Science, NCSU

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