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

UC Santa Cruz has developed techniques that can prevent unauthorized users from accessing data stored in petabyte-scale file systems. Our approach guards against both external intruders and internal users who might be able to compromise a few disks. Built on the Ceph infrastructure, our security system is much faster than previous approaches, reducing overall file system performance by only a few percent.

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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