CyberspACe securiTy and forensIcs lab (CactiLab)

University at Buffalo

CactiLab is in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at University at Buffalo. Members of CactiLab are interested in security, privacy, and forensics in computer and communications systems. Current research foci include hardware-assisted, system, and software security.

Prof. Ziming Zhao received a PhD degree in Computer Science from the Arizona State University. Research outcomes of CactiLab have appeared in top-tier security conferences and journals, including IEEE S&P, USENIX Security, CCS, NDSS, MobiSys, ACSAC, ESORICS, TISSEC, etc.

Our research has been supported by National Science Foundation (NSF), National Security Agency (NSA), and Department of Defense (DoD).

news

Aug 1, 2022 [CTF] Team Cacti advised by Dr. Zhao and Dr. Hu placed 13th in Baidu AutoDriving CTF 2022!
Jul 1, 2022 [CTF] Team Cacti advised by Dr. Zhao and Dr. Hu placed 5th in MITRE eCTF 2022!
Jun 1, 2022 [Student Award] Our high school intern Puhabi Chakraborty from KV NIT Agartala, India won an award at Intel AI for youth program for the year 2021. Read the news at here!
Nov 20, 2021 [CTF] Team Cacti advised by Dr. Zhao and Dr. Hu placed 5th in Baidu AutoDriving CTF 2021! Read the news at here.
Nov 1, 2021 [Paper] “A Formal Analysis of the FIDO UAF Protocol” has been accepted by NDSS 2021!
Oct 1, 2021 [Paper] “Having Your Cake and Eating It: An Analysis of Concession-Abuse-as-a-Service” has been accepted by USENIX Security 2021!