Onward! 2015
Sun 25 - Fri 30 October 2015 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
co-located with SPLASH 2015
Wed 28 Oct 2015 13:30 - 13:52 at Grand Station 2 - Session the First Chair(s): Stéphane Ducasse

While cryptography is now readily available to everyone and can, provably, protect private information from attackers, we still frequently hear about major data leakages, many of which are due to improper use of cryptographic mechanisms. The problem is that many application developers are not cryptographic experts. Even though high-quality cryptographic APIs are widely available, programmers often select the wrong algorithms or misuse APIs due to a lack of understanding. Such issues arise with both simple operations such as encryption as well as with complex secure communication protocols such as SSL. In this paper, we provide a long-term solution that helps application developers integrate cryptographic components correctly and securely by bridging the gap between cryptographers and application developers. Our solution consists of a software product line (with an underlying feature model) that automatically identifies the correct cryptographic algorithms to use, based on the developer's answers to high-level questions in non-expert terminology. Each feature (i.e., cryptographic algorithm) maps into corresponding Java code and a usage protocol describing API restrictions. By composing the user's selected features, we automatically synthesize a secure code blueprint and a usage protocol that corresponds to the selected usage scenario. Since the developer may change the application code over time, we use the usage protocols to statically analyze the program and ensure that the correct use of the API is not violated over time.

Wed 28 Oct

13:30 - 15:00: Onward! Papers - Session the First at Grand Station 2
Chair(s): Stéphane DucasseINRIA, France
onward2015-papers144603540000013:30 - 13:52
Steven ArztTU Darmstadt, Sarah NadiTechnische Universität Darmstadt, Karim AliTU Darmstadt, Sebastian ErdwegTU Darmstadt, Germany, Eric BoddenFraunhofer SIT and TU Darmstadt, Mira MeziniTU Darmstadt
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onward2015-papers144603675000013:52 - 14:15
Jürgen CitoUniversity of Zurich, Philipp LeitnerUniversity of Zurich, Harald GallUniversity of Zurich, Aryan DadashiSAP, Anne KellerSAP, Andreas RothSAP
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onward2015-papers144603810000014:15 - 14:37
Hesam SamimiSAP Labs, Alessandro WarthSAP Labs, Mahdi EslamimehrSAP Labs, Alan BorningUniversity of Washington, USA
onward2015-papers144603945000014:37 - 15:00
Andrei ChişUniversity of Bern, Switzerland, Tudor Gîrbatudorgirba.com, Switzerland, Oscar NierstraszUniversity of Bern, Switzerland, Aliaksei SyrelUniversity of Bern, Switzerland
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