About the Project
Serverless is relatively new paradigm that simplifies distributed application development by allowing application developers to focus on their business logic and reduce infrastructure configuration and maintenance efforts. Serverless deployments can sometimes produce very complex systems of interconnected functions and associated services. This can result in new issues that may affect the performance and security of the deployment such as: state explosion, information leakage or overprivileged applications.
This project will focus on developing techniques to help developers understand and automatically identify security vulnerabilities within serverless applications. The project will be carried out within the Information Security Group and Computer Science Departments at Royal Holloway. Researchers from these departments have extensive experience in distributed system security and information-flow analysis via static and dynamic analysis techniques.
Students pursuing this project are expected to develop new static and dynamic analysis techniques to analyse serverless deployments. We are seeking applicants with a background in Computer Science or a related discipline. Prospective applications are welcome to discuss this project with Dr Jorge Blasco Alis (Jorge.BlascoAlis@rhul.ac.uk) and Dr Daniel O’Keeffe (Daniel.OKeeffe@rhul.ac.uk)
* Tuition fees:
* Maintenance: £21,285 for each academic year.
The Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security for the Everyday can offer up to ten studentships per year, three of which can be awarded to international students (which includes EU and EEA.)
Please ensure you are familiar with the eligibility criteria set by UKRI and their terms and conditions.
In order to apply please visit the CDT website and follow the application instructions.
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