Analysts use the Lincoln Adaptable Real-time Information Assurance Testbed (LARIAT) to evaluate the effectiveness of cyber defense techniques.

Cyber System Assessments

Our team discovers novel vulnerabilities in systems ranging from computers and cellphones to cars and jet fighters. In order to improve the defenses of systems, we use reverse engineering to find ways to maintain control over hardware and software. We coordinate with the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community to evaluate cyber defense systems and enable effective cyber operations.

Featured Projects

The LAVA system automatically injects bugs into program code so that vulnerability discovery techniques can be tested.
Computer scientists can test techniques for finding vulnerabilities in code.
PANDA's replay log files are compact and shareable, allowing for repeatable experiments. For example, a nine billion instruction set is represented by only a few hundred megabytes.
An open source platform helps analysts quickly reverse engineer large, real-world binary systems to better analyze how software executes.

Advancing Our Research


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MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA

Featured Publications

Guaranteeing Spoof-Resilient Multi-Robot Networks(774.94 KB)

Jul 13
Proceedings of Robotics: Science and Systems, Rome, Italy

Operational Exercise Integration Recommendations for DoD Cyber Ranges(1.51 MB)

Jul 1
Technial Report TR-1187, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Repeatable Reverse Engineering for the Greater Good with PANDA(2.63 MB)

Oct 1
Technical Report TR CUCS-023-14, Columbia University

Our Staff

View the biographies of members of the Cyber System Assessments Group.