Berk
Sunar
Professor
Affiliated Department or Office
Cybersecurity
Education
BS Middle East Technical University 1995
PhD Oregon State University 1998
Expert Bio

Professor Sunar's research interests include cryptography and data security. He heads the Cryptography and Information Security Laboratory, whose mission is to address security problems and develop new security technologies to ensure the safety of all facets of the communication and computing infrastructure.

Research areas/Expertise

Media Coverage

Don't trust the Trusted Platform Module – it may leak your VPN server's private key (depending on your configuration)

The Register

The Register reported on Berk Sunar, professor of electrical and computer engineering and leader of  the Vernam Lab,  and Daniel Moghimi, a PhD candidate in the electrical and computer engineering department, leading an international team of researchers that discovered serious security vulnerabilities in computer chips made by Intel Corp. and STMicroelectronics. The flaws affect billions of laptop, server, tablet, and desktop users around the world. The proof-of-concept attack is dubbed TPM-Fail.

 

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