I am a tenured professor in the Computer Science department, Bar Ilan University, Israel. I head the Secure Communication and Computing (`Cyber`) group, where we do applied cyber-security research. I am also a member of the Fraunhofer Project Center for Cybersecurity (in the Hebrew University, Jerusalem)

I love research and like to teach and advise; see my online courses and students pages. I also like to consult, when time allows, but only in interesting, challenging projects. [I like legal aspects too, though.] 

In addition to purely technical research, I have opinions on some social-technical, ethical and legal issues. For example, see Cyber Security & Centralized Data, What Could Go Wrong?, an interview by  the Institute for New Economic Thinking on the importance of privacy for society and economics, and the need for (self-)controls on at least some forms of cyber-warfare. See also interview (in Hebrew) where I explain the risks of biometric repository which is being piloted in Israel. I am happy to receive feedback and discuss. 

Recent professional activities: CANS (steering board), Infer'16 (chair), editor in PoPETS ('14-'16), area-chair in CNS'16, and PC member in NDSS'17, CCS'16, EuroS&P'16, and more.   

My research is currently supported by the following grants:
  • 2015-17: UK-IL grant on cyber security, for `improving security of anonymous messaging system'. 
  • 2014-16: Israel's Ministry of Science and Technology grant on cyber security. 
I wish to thank the generous support of the following great freely-provided research services; my students are encouraged to use these (as well as our own cloud resources): 

Contact

Reception hours: Sunday 3-4. Please coordinate by email (esp. when outside of the term).   
Office: Room 123, Building 216, Bar-Ilan University, 52900 Ramat-Gan, Israel. See campus map (Flash).  
E-mail: Amir.Herzberg at biu dot ac dot il
Office phone: +972-3-5318863.

News: 
- We received ANRP award for: Are We There Yet? On RPKI's Deployment and Security. It will be presented by Yossi Gilad this week in NANOG - and soon also in NDSS.  

DNSDNS: DNS-based De-NAT System to be presented in DNS privacy workshop in NDSS. Hope to see you there!