COAST is now part of CERIAS. Visit the
CERIAS web pages to learn more.
Operations, Audit, and Security Technology -- is a multiple project,
multiple investigator laboratory in computer security research in the
Computer Sciences Department at
Purdue University. It
functions with close ties to researchers and engineers in
major companies and government agencies. We focus our
research on real-world needs and limitations, with a special focus on
security for legacy computing systems.
With our recent increase in support, and in student & faculty participation,
COAST is now one of largest dedicated, academic computer
security research group in the world.
following links can be followed to find out more about
COAST, about personnel involved with COAST,
and about COAST projects and publications. You can
also check out our on-line security archive, which is the largest single
Internet-accessible collection of security-related papers and tools.
An overview of the overall
scope and goals of COAST, a précis in hypertext and PostScript,
list of current sponsors and
donors, information on how to become a
sponsor, and an on-line opportunity to get on our mailing list.
news & newsletter
- Copies of our irregularly-published electronic newsletter,
and some notices and specialized information. You can join the
mailing list for the newsletter from here,
- A link to our on-line
calendar of security-related events. Drop us a line if
you know of something we should have listed, but didn't.
- Information on the faculty
and students at Purdue
who are associated with COAST. Also, information on some
personnel who have left Purdue.
- Brief descriptions of current and completed research projects,
with links to published papers and technical reports.
Public COAST reports and papers
- A listing of recent theses, papers and reports on our projects,
plus a few other papers on security that associated personnel have
written. (Note: some recent publications are available only to sponsors,
and may not be listed here.)
- COAST Archive
- The largest single archive on the Internet of papers, tools,
standards, reports, mailing lists, and other information related
to computer security, law, incident response, and information protection.
- Various links to other WWW pages on computer and communications security.
of academic programs in computer security, network security,
computer crime investigation, and EDP audit at other institutions
around the world.
COAST Purdue Domain Homepage
- This page contains listings for proceedings and papers held
by the COAST Lab as
well as the table of contents for periodicals in the COAST Lab.
All listed materials are available for use in CS G18. This
service is available to purdue.edu domain users.
- The Purdue Computer Emergency Response Team is vaguely related to
COAST; people wishing to report problems with computer security at Purdue
University should check with PCERT.