Jim Kupsch's Home Page
I am a security researcher in the Computer Sciences Department at the
University of Wisconsin. I am currently working on
vulnerability assessment, focusing on
Grid software. This project involves developing techniques for vulnerability
assessment and applying these techniques to real software such as the
University of Wisconsin's Condor project, the San Diego Supercomputer Center's
Storage Resource Broker (SRB), and the National Supercomputing Center's
MyProxy. This project has documented over 20 vulnerabilities in these grid
software packages, and it has provided advice and training to the developers to
improve the security of their software.
I have developed a set of functions to check the trust of a path and
to open a file safely. Information about this can be found on the
safefile documentation and source code. page.