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Lefteris Anastasopoulos - Securing Democracy in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

In this talk I discuss research which focuses on designing systems needed to secure democracy and democratic political institutions, such as elections, in the interconnected digital world of the…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on January 23rd, 2021 1 plays 0  

Evan W. Glover - Building a Strategic Privacy Program

Privacy is a multi-faceted challenge for organizations – to be successful, they must take a holistic approach to protecting the personal data and information of all stakeholders. Privacy…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on December 7th, 2020 16 plays 0  

Henry Tong, Larry LaMont - Mobilizing mmWave to Realize the Full 5G Potential

5G NR mmWave opens doors to vast amounts of network capacity, fiber-like speeds and ultra-low latencies that promise to bring new and enhanced experiences to the masses, as well as inherent security…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 23rd, 2020 6 plays 0  

Jakub Szefer - Securing FPGA-Accelerated Cloud Infrastructures

Cloud FPGAs have been gaining popularity in recent years due to the ability of users to request FPGA resources quickly, flexibly, and on-demand. However, as public cloud providers make FPGAs…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 18th, 2020 15 plays 0  

Karthika Subramani - When Push comes to Ads: Measuring the Rise of (Malicious) Push Advertising

The rapid growth of online advertising has fueled the growth of ad-blocking software, such as new ad-blocking and privacy-oriented browsers or browser extensions. In response, both ad publishers and…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 5th, 2020 11 plays 0  

Seyedhamed Ghavamnia - Temporal System Call Specialization for Attack Surface Reduction

Attack surface reduction through the removal of unnecessary application features and code is a promising technique for improving security without incurring any additional overhead. Recent software…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 21st, 2020 9 plays 0  

Shachee Mishra - Multi-layer API Specialization for Attack Surface Reduction

Code reuse attacks have been a threat to software security since the introduction of non-executable memory protections. Despite significant advances in various types of additional defenses, such as…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 7th, 2020 15 plays 0  

Danny Y. Huang - Watching IoTs that Watch Us

Many consumers today are increasingly concerned about IoT security and privacy. There is much media hype about home cameras being hacked or voice assistants eavesdropping on conversations. However,…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 3rd, 2020 17 plays 0  

Brian Kondracki - Meddling Middlemen: Empirical Analysis of the Risks of Data-Saving Mobile Browsers

Mobile browsers have become one of the main mediators of our online activities. However, as web pages continue to increase in size and streaming media on-the-go has become commonplace, mobile data…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on September 22nd, 2020 15 plays 0  

Kevin Bock - Automating the Discovery of Censorship Evasion Strategies

Researchers and censoring regimes have long engaged in a cat-and-mouse game, leading to increasingly sophisticated censorship techniques and methods to evade them. Unfortunately, censors have long…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on September 18th, 2020 9 plays 0  

Nicholas Weaver - Reflections on Internet Surveillance

Six years ago Edward Snowden leaked a massive trove of internal NSA documents detailing the operation of the US government’s electronic surveillance system. The overall systems described a…

From  Timothy Hynes on April 27th, 2020 85 plays 0  

Wanrong Zhang - Differentially Private Change-point Detection

The change-point detection problem seeks to identify distributional changes in streams of data. Increasingly, tools for change-point detection are applied in settings where data may be highly…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on March 12th, 2020 37 plays 0  

Sharbani Pandit - Fighting Voice Spam with a Virtual Assistant

Telephony has been a trusted channel in the past but technological advances have exposed it to abuse that is perpetrated by fraudsters and criminals. Mass robocalls, call source spoofing and voice…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on February 24th, 2020 36 plays 0  

Michael D. Brown - The Impact of Compiler-Based Performance Optimizations on Security

The security impacts of compiler-based software optimizations are typically not considered during their design and implementation. As a result, a number of well-intentioned compiler optimizations…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on February 17th, 2020 37 plays 0