Locking Up Computing


Designing Secure Computer Systems

Story by Helen Hill for MGHPCC

In this video meet computer architect Srini Devedas (MIT) who is using MGHPCC to meld secure architecture with secure compiler and operating system software, to protect data from the ground up.

Srini Devedas, MIT - Image credit: Helen Hill
Srini Devedas, MIT – Image credit: Helen Hill

Srini Devedas is the Edwin Sibley Webster Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT.  He belongs to the Computation Structures Group in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL).

A computer architect, one of Devedas’s research interests is how computer architecture can be used to improve computer security.

Cyber security and the design of systems to protect data from attack by malicious entities, presents an enormous challenge. Every week it seems we hear of another online retailer data breach.

In this interview Devedas talks about his work seeking ways to marry security software with secure architectures to lock up computing from the ground up.

You can read more about this and other projects at http://people.csail.mit.edu/devadas/

Video by Helen Hill for the Massachusetts High Performance Computing Center, MGHPCC.