I'm going for my Master's in Computer Engineering, but I'm having trouble picking my Thesis topic. I would like to do something related to computer/network/etc security (preferably the defense side), but I do not want to do something in the penetrate/patch cycle (i.e. find a bug, patch it, rinse and repeat).
Some areas that interest me some are homomorphic encryption, contributing a major component to an open source project (ex: work on one of these
), or working on something to make writing secure code easier/more straight forward/etc.
So if anyone has any ideas, I'd very much like to hear them.