(Security Assessment aNd Engineering LABoratory │ www.KimLab.net)



What our SANE Lab. is working on is not just "let's find the vulnerability," but rather a methodology and an automation tool that enables the following: "Securing the system by both 'designing-in' the necessary countermeasures and 'engineering-out' vulnerabilities, throughout the 'lifecycle' of the program." Those who want to do this kind of research are very welcome.

In more detail, our research interests lie primarily in ⑴ Secure Software Engineering (i.e., Software Development Security) : Ensuring that security requirements are adequately addressed through all phases of the software development life-cycle including planning, defining, designing, building, testing, deploying as well as disposal. ⑵ Security Assessment : Evaluating the implementation and effectiveness of security controls, reporting on the achievement of control objectives, and recommending corrective action to address deficiencies identified in performance measurement and evaluations. ⑶ Blockchain & Cryptocurrency.

For this, especially  we focus on : ⑴ Automated threat modeling and risk assessment, Formal methods for analyzing and assuring safety and security of software systems, Composable and scalable secure systems, SOTA (Secure software updates over the air), Security assessment & authorization such as Common Criteria, CMVP, SSE-CMM, RMF A&A, etc, Blockchain & Crypto engineering.

Lab (SANE Lab) : www.KimLab.net | Lab (Army RMF Research Center) : www.HackProof.systems | Lab TV : www.YouTube.com | Blog : www.Crypto.kr | GitHub : HackProof


What we've done

Our lab's R&Ds mainly focus on "Security Assessment", "Secure Software Engineering", and "Blockchain". Till now we have gotten some notable achievements such as :

Year's highlights


Now, we're recruiting creative graduate students who possess a passion for learning, thinking, etc. If you are willing to work with us see the following : Introduction to SANE Lab., Introduction to Security Engineering, Must read items for new students at SANE Lab. 

(Since 2011)