What is LOSST?

The Laboratory of Security & Storage Technology (LOSST) was founded in the year 2014 by Dr. Sarah Diesburg of the Computer Science Department to research computer privacy issues dealing with data and storage. Past and present undergraduate student researchers include:

Peer-Reviewed Papers

  • Diesburg S, Fienup M. Using GPUs to Forensically Recover Non-Addressable Data on Hardware-FTL-Backed NAND Storage. The 23rd International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA ’17), July 2017 (4 pages, 28% acceptance rate).
  • Diesburg S, Feldhaus CA, Al Fardan, M, Schlicht J, Ploof N. Is Your Data Gone? Measuring User Perceptions of Deletion. The 6th International Workshop on Socio-Technical Aspects of Security and Trust (STAST), December 2016 (12 pages). Supersedes arXiv:1512.08986 [cs]. In press.
  • Diesburg S, Meyers C, Stanovich M, Wang AIA, Kuenning G. TrueErase: Leveraging an Auxiliary Data Path for Per-file Secure Deletion. ACM Transactions on Storage 12, 4 (May 2016), 18:1-18:37. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/2854882 (38 pages).

    Technical Reports

  • Weisu Wang, Christopher Meyers, An-I Andy Wang, and Sarah Diesburg. Tags: A Unifying Primitive for the Storage Data Path, Technical Report TR-170929, Florida State University, 2017.
  • Diesburg S. Ghosts of Deletions Past: New Secure Deletion Challenges and Solutions. arXiv: 1611.04216 [cs]. (Nov. 2016).
  • Student Research Papers

  • Bundt J. A Graphical File System Visualization Tool for Operating Systems. University Honors Program, University of Northern Iowa, December 2018.
  • Eltze M. An Analysis of Trends in Vulnerabilities of the NVD Database. Senior Thesis, University of Northern Iowa, December 2018.
  • Diercks L. The efficient recovery of deleted data from NAND flash memory. University Honors Program, University of Northern Iowa, May 2016.
  • Student Research Presentations

  • To be added soon