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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 40 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 22 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 14 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 15 plays 0  

Hong Hu - Space Wars: Exploiting Program (in)Variants for Software Security

The ever-increasing code base of modern software inevitably introduces vulnerabilities which enable attackers to construct sophisticated exploits and compromise our computer systems. Control-flow…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on February 6th, 2020 14 plays 0  

Luong Nguyen - Hardware Trojan detection using the backscattering side channel

Integrated circuits (IC) have become an integral aspect of our lives. Thus, the problem of ensuring authenticity and trust for ICs is critically important, especially for sensitive fields such as…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on February 3rd, 2020 8 plays 0  

Omar Alrawi - Security Evaluation of Home-Based IoT Deployments

Home-based IoT devices have a bleak reputation regarding their security practices. On the surface, the insecurities of IoT devices seem to be caused by integration problems that may be addressed by…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 22nd, 2019 22 plays 0  

Nader Sehatbakhsh - Leveraging Side-Channel Signals for Security and Trust

With the proliferation of computing systems in our world, from servers to internet-of-things devices, side-channel signals have become significantly more available and accessible to measure and…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 18th, 2019 31 plays 0  

Alexandra Boldyreva - Secure Communication Channel Establishment: TLS 1.3 (Over TCP Fast Open) vs. QUIC

Secure channel establishment protocols such as TLS are some of the most important cryptographic protocols, enabling the encryption of Internet traffic. Reducing the latency (the number of…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 13th, 2019 25 plays 0  

Arijit Raychowdhury - Machine Learning in Profiled Side-Channel Attacks and Low-Overhead Countermeasures

Computationally secure Cryptographic algorithms, when implemented on physical hardware leak correlated physical signatures (e.g. power supply current, electromagnetic radiation, acoustic, thermal)…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 30th, 2019 21 plays 0  

Charles Johnson-Bey - Cyber Science: The Third Frontier

Over the last several decades Data Security became Information Security which then rolled into Cyber Security. All along this journey cyber has become defined as “Us versus Them”;…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 23rd, 2019 10 plays 0  

Peter Swire - The Growing Importance of the Non-Code Aspects of Cybersecurity

According to the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, half of the cybersecurity specialties now involve primarily non-code work. This lecture draws on the "Pedagogic Cybersecurity…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 15th, 2019 18 plays 0  

Ambrose Kam - Simulation-Based Cyber Wargaming

Cyber threats are rampant and their potential damages to enterprises continue to soar over time. Hence, cyber resilience techniques need to be examined and assessed for their effectiveness before…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 14th, 2019 11 plays 0  

Adam Bates - Can Data Provenance Put an End to the Data Breach?

In a provenance-aware system, mechanisms gather and report metadata that describes the history of each data object being processed, allowing us to understand how objects came to exist in their…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 11th, 2019 16 plays 0  

Margaret Loper - Trusting Smart Cities: Risk Factors and Implications

In the coming decades, we will live in a world surrounded by tens of billions of devices that will interoperate and collaborate in an effort to deliver personalized and autonomic services. This…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on September 19th, 2019 20 plays 0