cyber security


The mission of the Laboratory of Security Engineering for Future Computing (SEFCOM) at Arizona State University is to make significant impact to our society through innovative research projects, assurable development, and hands-on training programs in the areas of cyberspace security and defense. Current research interests include identity management and access control, formal models for computer security, network and distributed systems security including mobile and cloud computing, vulnerability and risk assessment and cyber crime analysis among others.

SEFCOM Objectives

  • To be one of the leading research laboratories in cyberspace security and defense.
  • To collaborate with other institutions, government agencies, and industrial organizations to advance the state of cyberspace security and defense.


  • SEFCOM is looking for Ph.D students, Postdoctoral Scholars and Research Scientists who have a solid background in security, operating systems, networks, or program analysis.


  • October 2019 (Paper): Faris Bugra Kokulu's paper 'Matched and Mismatched SOCs: A Qualitative Study on Security Operations Center Issues' has been accepted by CCS 2019.
  • June 2019 (Paper): Erik Trickel's paper 'Everyone is Different: Client-side Diversification for Defending Against Extension Fingerprinting' has been accepted by USENIX Security 2019.
  • March 2019 (Paper): Our papers 'Effectively Enforcing Authorization Constraints for Emerging Space-Sensitive Technologies' and 'Towards Effective Verification of Multi-Model Access Control Properties' have been accepted by SACMAT 2019.
  • January 2019 (Paper): Adam Oest's paper 'PhishFarm: A Scalable Framework for Measuring the Effectiveness of Evasion Techniques Against Browser Phishing Blacklists' has been accepted by IEEE S&P (Oakland) 2019.
  • November 2018 (Paper): Eric Sun's paper 'Understanding and Detecting Private Interactions in Underground Forums' has been accepted by CODASPY 2019.
  • July 2018 (Paper): Josie Lamp's paper 'The Danger of Missing Instructions: A Systematic Analysis of Security Requirements for MCPS' has been accepted by CHASE-MedSPT 2018.
  • July 2018 (Paper): Our paper 'AIM-SDN: Attacking Information Mismanagement in SDN-datastores' has been accepted by CCS 2018.
  • July 2018 (Paper): Our paper 'vNIDS: Towards Elastic Security with Safe and Efficient Virtualization of Network Intrusion Detection Systems' has been accepted by CCS 2018.