Brendan D. Saltaformaggio

Assistant Professor @ Georgia Tech


Peer-Reviewed Articles

RevARM: A Platform-Agnostic ARM Binary Rewriter for Security Applications.
T. Kim, C. Kim, H. Choi, Y. Kwon, B. Saltaformaggio, X. Zhang, D. Xu..
In Proc. 2017 Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC'17), San Juan, PR, 2017.

(Acceptance rate: 19.7%)

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A2C: Self Destructing Exploit Executions via Input Perturbation.
Y. Kwon, B. Saltaformaggio, I. Kim, K. Lee, X. Zhang, D. Xu.
In Proc. 24th Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS'17), San Diego, CA, 2017.

(Acceptance rate: 16%)

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HERCULE: Attack Story Reconstruction via Community Discovery on Correlated Log Graph.
K. Pei, Z. Gu, B. Saltaformaggio, S. Ma, F. Wang, Z. Zhang, L. Si, X. Zhang, D. Xu.
In Proc. 2016 Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC'16), Los Angeles, California, 2016.

(Acceptance rate: 22.8%)

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BASS: Improving I/O Performance for Cloud Block Storage via Byte-Addressable Storage Stack.
H. Lu, B. Saltaformaggio, C. Xu, U. Bellur, D. Xu..
In Proc. 7th ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing (SOCC'16), Santa Clara, CA, 2016.

(Acceptance rate: 25%)

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Screen after Previous Screens: Spatial-Temporal Recreation of Android App Displays from Memory Images.
B. Saltaformaggio, R. Bhatia, X. Zhang, D. Xu., G. Richard III.
In Proc. 25th USENIX Security Symposium (Security'16), Austin, TX, 2016.

(Acceptance rate: 15.6%)

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Invited for TechTalk presentation by Google’s Anti-Abuse Research Team.

Media: [ScienceDaily] [NSF] [CACM - ACM TechNews] [IEEE Electronics360] [Stanford Cyber Initiative] [Phys.org] [The Register] [The Times of India] [Homeland Preparedness News] [Science Newsline] [TechWorm] [Public Technologies] [Travarsa] [Trindo] [Flash of Gold] [BGR India] [Indiana Economic Digest] [Journal & Courier] [The Indianapolis Star] [Purdue Newsroom]


Eavesdropping on Fine-Grained User Activities Within Smartphone Apps Over Encrypted Network Traffic.
B. Saltaformaggio, H. Choi, K. Johnson, Y. Kwon, Q. Zhang, X. Zhang, D. Xu, J. Qian.
In Proc. 10th USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies (WOOT'16, in conjunction with Security'16), Austin, TX, 2016.

(Acceptance rate: 47.7%)

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StorM: Enabling Tenant-Defined Cloud Storage Middle-Box Services.
H. Lu, A. Srivastava, B. Saltaformaggio, D. Xu.
In Proc. 46th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN'16), Toulouse, France, 2016.

(Acceptance rate: 22.3%)

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LDX: Causality Inference by Lightweight Dual Execution.
Y. Kwon, D. Kim, W. Sumner, K. Kim, B. Saltaformaggio, X. Zhang, D. Xu.
In Proc. 21st ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS'16), Atlanta, GA, 2016.

(Acceptance rate: 22%)

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GUITAR: Piecing Together Android App GUIs from Memory Images.
B. Saltaformaggio, R. Bhatia, Z. Gu, X. Zhang, D. Xu.
In Proc. 22nd ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS'15), Denver, CO, 2015.

(Acceptance rate: 19.8%)

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Best Paper Award. [Link]


VCR: App-Agnostic Recovery of Photographic Evidence from Android Device Memory Images.
B. Saltaformaggio, R. Bhatia, Z. Gu, X. Zhang, D. Xu.
In Proc. 22nd ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS'15), Denver, CO, 2015.

(Acceptance rate: 19.8%)

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iRiS: Vetting Private API Abuse in iOS Applications.
Z. Deng, B. Saltaformaggio, X. Zhang, D. Xu.
In Proc. 22nd ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS'15), Denver, CO, 2015.

(Acceptance rate: 19.8%)

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Contributed to the confirmation and removal of hundreds of privacy-violating apps from Apple’s App Store: [Digital Journal] [Palo Alto Networks] [SourceDNA] [Computerworld]


vRead: Efficient Data Access for Hadoop in Virtualized Clouds.
C. Xu, B. Saltaformaggio, S. Gamage, R. Kompella, D. Xu.
In Proc. 16th ACM/IFIP/USENIX Middleware Conference (Middleware'15), Vancouver, Canada, 2015.

(Acceptance rate: 19.5%)

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vFair: Latency-Aware Fair Storage Scheduling via Per-IO Cost-Based Differentiation.
H. Lu, B. Saltaformaggio, R. Kompella, D. Xu.
In Proc. 6th ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing (SOCC'15), Kohala Coast, HI, 2015.

(Acceptance rate: 21.6%)

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DSCRETE: Automatic Rendering of Forensic Information from Memory Images via Application Logic Reuse.
B. Saltaformaggio, Z. Gu, X. Zhang, D. Xu.
In Proc. 23rd USENIX Security Symposium (Security'14), San Diego, CA, 2014.

(Acceptance rate: 19.1%)

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Best Student Paper Award. [Link]


Face-Change: Application-Driven Dynamic Kernel View Switching in a Virtual Machine.
Z. Gu, B. Saltaformaggio, X. Zhang, D. Xu.
In Proc. 44th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN'14), Atlanta, GA, 2014.

(Acceptance rate: 30%)

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BusMonitor: A Hypervisor-Based Solution for Memory Bus Covert Channels.
B. Saltaformaggio, D. Xu, X. Zhang.
In Proc. 6th European Workshop on Systems Security (EuroSec'13, in conjunction with EuroSys'13), Prague, Czech Republic, 2013.

(Acceptance rate: 29.6%)

[PDF] [Covert Channel Code]


Using a Novel Behavioral Stimuli-Response Framework to Defend against Adversarial Cyberspace Participants.
D. Bilar, B. Saltaformaggio.
In Proc. 3rd CCDCOE International Conference on Cyber Conflict (ICCC3), Tallinn, Estonia, 2011.

(Acceptance rate: 40%)

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Theses

Convicted by Memory: Automatically Recovering Spatial-Temporal Evidence from Memory Images.
B. Saltaformaggio.
Purdue University Theses and Dissertations, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, Number 10249228, <http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/dissertations/AAI10249228>, 2016.

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Forensic Carving of Wireless Network Information from the Android Linux Kernel.
B. Saltaformaggio.
University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations, ScholarWorks@UNO, Paper 20, <http://scholarworks.uno.edu/honors_theses/20>, 2012.

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