Security for Operating Systems and Hardware-Related Software
The department Secure Operating Systems at Fraunhofer AISEC deals with topics related to the security of software close to the hardware.
The research activities of the department cover all aspects of operating system security. Especially for Linux-based systems, the scientists of the research department analyse and develop secure software architectures and techniques to protect system integrity, resilience and isolation of critical components and data. Among other things, operating system containers, virtualization, microkernels, Trusted Execution Environments (TEEs), and secure coprocessors are used as technical building blocks.
Another research focus of the department is the security of system software development. On the one hand, the researchers design technologies that improve the security of software in execution and make it resistant to certain attacks. On the other hand, methods for automated security tests to improve software quality are developed and applied, especially in the form of fuzzing.