To quell the size and complexity of software vulnerability, Long Lu, an assistant professor in the computer science (CS) department, may have the answer.
Lu has been awarded a grant from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) for his research project entitled ReARM: Protecting ARM Binaries via Load-time Reduction and Run-time Read Protection.
According to Lu, his research examines software de-bloating, a term for removing unusable code from software. This unusable code increases the attack surface of the software. Removing it from the software is a “promising countermeasure” against exploitation.