Last spring, Scionovas’ Alexandra and her co-author Melker conducted their master’s thesis here. Driven by their interest in cyber security, their research centred around how trust and security can be improved in serverless and cloud-native workloads. Succeeding the thesis completion, their research was converted into a published conference paper. This journey brought them to TrustCom-2023 in Exeter, UK, where they shared and defended their findings. Here’s Alexandra’s take on the experience. 🔒 🔥
“A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend TrustCom-2023, the 22nd IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security, and Privacy in Computing and Communications.
TrustCom was like a tech-fueled adventure, where we delved into the complexities of our ever-evolving digital realm.
What makes it even more exciting is that I wasn’t just a spectator—I was an active participant! Leveraging the foundation of my master’s thesis work at Scionova, me, Melker and Victor submitted a conference paper on our subject which got published, and we presented our results during the conference. Our conference paper focused on how trust and security can be improved in serverless and cloud-native workloads and we found that integrating a virtual TPM into Firecracker resulted in an acceptable trade-off between the enhanced security and the small increase in memory overhead and time performance.
What made this experience truly unforgettable wasn’t just the conference itself. The setting was spectacular, with the iconic Exeter Cathedral and charming British pubs serving as our backdrop. Combining utility with pleasure, we also seized the opportunity to explore the breathtaking Dartmoor National Park and Bristol after the conference.
However, the real highlight was the chance to connect with leading scientists from across the globe. Being part of this technical and theoretical conference felt like embarking on an exhilarating tech odyssey.
I’m so grateful for this experience, it has truly been the adventure of a lifetime.”
Great work Alexandra and Melker! We’re so proud of you.