Trusted Systems Virtual Institute

Trusted Systems involve level-based security where protection is provided and handled according to different levels.


The research projects of Trusted Systems Virtual Institute further the foundations and applications of trust and trustworthiness of devices and systems. The challenge of trust is examined at each stage of the development life cycle: design, development, use and retirement. Integral to advancing trust are research projects which advance understanding and accounting for human behavior on trust.  



  • Advancing Security and Privacy of Bluetooth IoT 
    Zhiqiang Lin (The Ohio State University) 
  • Continuous Reasoning with Gradual Verification
    Jonathan Aldrich (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Predictable and Scalable Remote Attestation 
    Perry Alexander (The University of Kansas) 
  • Quantitative Threat Modeling and Risk Assessment in the Socio-Technical Critical Infrastructure Systems 
    Natalie Scala and Josh Dehlinger (Towson University)