kun sunDr. Kun Sun, Associate Professor
Sun Security Laboratory (SunLab)
Center for Systems Information Security (CSIS)
Department of Information Sciences and Technology (IST)
George Mason University

E-Mail:  ksun3@gmu.edu
Phone:  (703) 993-1715
Fax:    (703) 993-4776
Address: Research Hall, Suite 417
George Mason University
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030-4422
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Dr. Kun Sun is an associate professor in George Mason University. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from North Carolina State University. His research focuses on systems and network security. Dr. Sun has more than 15 years working experience in both industry and academia, and serves as the director of the Sun Security Laboratory (SunLab), which is continuously hiring self-motivated undergraduate and graduate students who have research interests on information security, operating system, and computer networks. Send me your CV.


What's New?
  • [Student Travel Award] Jianhua Sun is being awarded an NSF/ARO student travel grant to attend IEEE CNS 2017.
  • [CCS17] One conference paper on Android Security titled "Vulnerable Implicit Service: A Revisit" is accepted by ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS). Congratulations to Lingguang Lei and Yi He.
  • [SECURECOMM17] Three conference papers are accepted by EAI International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks. Congratulations to Yue Li and Yi He.
  • [CNS17] One conference paper on Moving Target Defense titled "CyberMoat: Camouflaging Critical Server Infrastructures with Large Scale Decoy Farms" is accepted by IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS). Congratulations to Jianhua Sun.
  • [TIFS] One jounral paper on password management titled "Personal Information in Passwords and Its Security Implications" is accepted by TIFS. Congratulations to Yue Li.
  • [DIMVA17] One conference paper on container security titled "SPEAKER: Split-Phase Execution of Application Containers" is accepted by DIMVA 2017. Congratulations to Lingguang Lei and Jianhua Sun.
  • I was invited to serve in the TPC of INFOCOM 2018.
  • [DSN17] One conference paper titled "JGRE: An Analysis of JNI Global Reference Exhaustion Vulnerabilities in Android" being accepted by DSN 2017.
Research Interests
  • Moving Target Defense: Against the experts in defense, the enemy does not know where to attack.  -- SunTzu
  • System security: trustworthy computing environments
  • Mobile security: resource isolation and access control
  • Password Security: password measurement and enforcement
Current Students

Postdoctoral

  • Lingguang Lei, Postdoctoral

Ph.D. students

  • Yue Li (Co-advised with Prof. Haining Wang)
  • Jianhua Sun
  • Kyle Wallace (Co-advised with Prof. Gang Zhou)
  • Shengye Wan

Visiting Scholars

  • Chong Guan (CAS IIE)
Teaching
  • AIT 682 Network and Systems Security (Fall 2017)
  • CYSE 411 Secure Software Engineering (Spring 2017)
  • CSCI 454/554 Computer and Network Security (Spring 2015) (Spring 2016)
  • CSCI 680 Advanced System and Network Security (Fall 2015)
  • CSCI 780 Advanced Network Security (Fall 2014)
Professional Services
  • TPC Member: DAC 2017, DSN 2017, INFOCOM 2016/2017/2018, SecureComm 2016/2017, CCS 2015/2016/2017, CNS 2014/2016/2017, ICCCN 2015/2016, ICC 2015/2016/2017, MTD 2015/2016/2017.
  • TPC Co-Chair: First ACM Workshop on Moving Target Defense (MTD 2014), in conjunction with ACM CCS 2014.
  • Journal Editorial Board Member: International Journal of Security and Networks (IJSN).
Recent Publications (Selected Publications)
  • [CCS17] Lingguang Lei, Yi He, Kun Sun, Jiwu Jing, Yuewu Wang, Qi Li, and Jian Weng. "Vulnerable Implicit Service: A Revisit". To appear in the 24nd ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), Dallas, Texas, October 30-November 3, 2017. (Acceptance ratio: 18%=151/836)
  • [TIFS17] Yue Li, Haining Wang, and Kun Sun. "Personal Information in Passwords and Its Security Implications". In IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (TIFS), Volume 12, Issue 10, page 2320-2333, Oct. 2017.
  • [DIMVA17] Lingguang Lei, Jianhua Sun, Kun Sun, Chris Shenefiel, Rui Ma, Yuewu Wang, and Qi Li. "SPEAKER: Split-Phase Execution of Application Containers. " To appear in the 14th Conference on Detection of Intrusions and Malware & Vulnerability Assessment (DIMVA '17), Bonn, Germany, July 6-7. 2017. (Acceptance ratio: 26.86%=18/67)
  • [DSN17] Yacong Gu, Kun Sun, Purui Su, Qi Li, Yemian Lu, Lingyun Ying, and Denguo Feng. "JGRE: An Analysis of JNI Global Reference Exhaustion Vulnerabilities in Android ." To appear in the 47th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), Denver, CO, June 26-29, 2017. (Acceptance ratio: 22.27%=49/220)
  • [S&P16] Ning Zhang, Kun Sun, Wenjing Lou, and Tom Hou. "CaSE: Cache-Assisted Secure Execution on ARM Processors." To appear in the 37th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (S&P), SAN JOSE, CA, MAY 23-25, 2016. (Acceptance ratio: 13.75%=55/400)
  • [EuroS&P16] Ning Zhang, He Sun, Kun Sun, Wenjing Lou, and Thomas Hou. "CacheKit: Evading Memory Introspection Using Cache Incoherence". To appear in the 1st IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (EuroS&P), Saarbrucken, GERMANY, on March 21-24, 2016. (Acceptance ratio: 17.26%=29/168)
  • [TIFS15] He Sun, Kun Sun, Yuewu Wang, and Jiwu Jing. "Reliable and Trustworthy Memory Acquisition on Smartphones". In IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (TIFS), vol.10, no.12, pp.2547-2561, Dec. 2015.
  • [CCS15] He Sun, Kun Sun, Yuewu Wang, and Jiwu Jing. "TrustOTP: Transforming Smartphones into Secure One-Time Password Tokens". To appear in the 22nd ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), Denver, Colorado, October 12-16, 2015. (Acceptance ratio: 19.81%=128/646)
  • [DSN15] He Sun, Kun Sun, Yuewu Wang, Jiwu Jing, and Haining Wang. "TrustICE: Hardware-assisted Isolated Computing Environments on Mobile Devices". To appear in the 45th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 22-25, 2015. (Acceptance ratio: 21.83%=50/229)
  • [S&P15] Fengwei Zhang, Kevin Leach, Angelos Stavrou, Haining Wang, and Kun Sun. "Using Hardware Features for Increased Debugging Transparency". To appear in the 36th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (S&P), Fairmont, San Jose, CA, May 18-20, 2015. (Acceptance ratio:13.51%=55/407)
  • [NDSS15] Xueqiang Wang, Kun Sun, Yuewu Wang, and Jiwu Jing. "DeepDroid: Dynamically Enforcing Enterprise Policy on Android Devices", In the Proceedings of 2015 Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS), San Diego, CA, February 8-11, 2015. (Acceptance ratio: 16.88%=51/302)