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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.

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