New Fabric release

We released a new version of Fabric recently, version 0.2.2. It is much faster and more robust than the previous release. It's what we used for our NSDI 2014 paper on warranties as a performance comparison point. We also released the version of Fabric that has warranties in it. That's still a bit less robust, … Continue reading New Fabric release

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Limits of Enforcement

Something we in the security community seem to ignore is that it's not enough to have an enforcement mechanism. Of course, you also need policies and you even need a semantics for those policies. But even with all of that, you still don't have enough. Because security does not happen by accident; it requires careful … Continue reading Limits of Enforcement

Competition

The World Cup is fun to watch. We need to figure out how to make software coding competitions this exciting. The problem is that there is no human adversary. It's like mountain climbing: the adversary is the problem. But I'm not sure how to add the adversarial component in a symmetrical way. I suppose you … Continue reading Competition