The Secure Systems Laboratory at UC Santa Cruz is a research division embedded within the well established Storage Systems Research Center. SSL is an applied security group building off of SSRC's existing work in storage-related security issues to address a more diverse range of security needs.

Recent Research Findings

Search for large-scale file systems needs to be fast, scalable, and security aware. By partitioning search indexes along security lines, we enable immediate elimination of parts of the file system a user cannot see. This significantly speeds up search, while preventing statistical attacks which might reveal information about hidden documents. Our research indicates that for most users and groups, only a small fraction of the file system is available, making the effective cost of search under our scheme equivalent to that of a much smaller file system.

Secure Systems Laboratory (SSL)

A partnership between academia and industry exploring and developing new technologies and techniques to improve the manageability, scalability, security, reliability, longevity, and performance of storage systems.

Industry Partners & Sponsors

SSL facilitates collaboration in research and education, and provides pathways to simplify direct transfer of university developed ideas, research results, and technology to its industrial sponsors, helping them to improve their competitive posture in the global marketplace.
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Data Storage & Security

SSL conducts research in a wide range of storage-related fields and applied security, including archival storage, scalable distributed indexing and non-hierarchical file systems, large-scale distributed storage systems, file systems for next-generation storage devices, and data deduplication.
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New Students

SSL is looking for talented students who want to study for an M.S. or Ph.D. at UC Santa Cruz! Grad students at CRSS work closely with faculty and other students, as well as with local industry. Our graduates typically have multiple job offers, whether from industry, government, or academia.
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