Juan Chen and Nikhil Swamy, two researchers at the Research in Software Engineering group, present FINE, a new programming language for .NET.
Software systems are governed by increasingly complex security policies. Ensuring that a system properly enforces its policy is hard. FINE is a new programming language (similar to F#) whose type system can be used to check that rich, stateful authorization and information flow policies are properly enforced. FINE is compiled to DCIL, a new minimal extension of .NET CIL. Our compiler carries type information throughout and allows DCIL programs to be verified independently for security.
In this video, Juan an Nikhil give the big picture and a shiny demo of FINE.
The Research in Software Engineering team (RiSE) coordinates Microsoft's research in Software Engineering in Redmond, USA.