Stephen Taylor

Dr. Stephen Taylor

Dartmouth College & MicroArx Inc
Talk Track: Cyber Security & Trusted Systems
Talk Title: Protecting Embedded Systems from Zero-Day Attacks




Stephen Taylor is a Professor of Computer Engineering at Dartmouth College and a founding partner in MicroArx (  He has served the nation as a DARPA Program Manager and a member of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board. He has received the USAF Exemplary Civilian Service Medal, the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service, and the DARPA Directors Award for Outstanding Portfolio of Technical Programs.


This talk describes an alternative approach to intrusion detection systems for protecting embedded systems from advanced threats employing kernel-level, zero-day attacks. The approach combines three emerging technologies into a new network appliance that serves to own the base-of-trust in hardware yet provide rapid reconfiguration and upgrade.