About the SSG

Welcome to the Software Security Group (SSG) in the Kahlert School of Computing at the University of Utah. Our group of faculty and students conducts cutting-edge research to proactively strengthen software defenses, uncover security vulnerabilities at scale, and enhance program analysis toward efficient, effective, and practical cybersecurity.

We routinely publish our work in security and software engineering venues (e.g., IEEE S&P, USENIX Security, ACM CCS, NDSS, ICSE, and ASE). To learn more about our projects, check out our Research page, and feel free to get in touch with our Faculty.

Research Opportunities

We are always looking for motivated student researchers at all levels (Ph.D., M.S., and undergraduate). Browse the following pages to learn more about what we do, and our open positions:

Our Research Join the SSG

Cybersecurity Education

Interested in learning how to uncover vulnerabilities, harden systems against attacks, and team up in hacking competitions? Check out the following pages to learn more and get involved:

Our Courses Utah Cyber Club

Recent News

09/2022   Our paper One Fuzz Doesn’t Fit All: Optimizing Directed Fuzzing via Target-tailored Program State Restriction has been accepted to the 2022 Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC'22).

08/2022   Our paper AEM: Facilitating Cross-Version Exploitability Assessment of Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities has been accepted to the 2023 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (Oakland'23).

08/2022   Our paper Towards Understanding the Performance of Rust has been accepted to the 2022 International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE'22).

05/2022   Our paper Ground Truth for Binary Disassembly is Not Easy has been accepted to the 2022 USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX'22).