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Cyber Security

Class Title: 6.1 Cybersecurity    

Class Description: Video, [ppt]

Abstract: Even before the 1988 Morris Worm, the network has been provided a vector for attack. But early attacks, while disturbing to the military, were largely treated lightly by the civilian sector until the early 2000s. Even though some security measures were put in place, our cybersecurity remains poor.  Surveying the history of attacks over the last three decades, this talk will discuss why, what did we learn, and what might the future bring us.

Presentation Material: [ppt-2017]   

Speaker's Bio: 

Susan Landau is Bridge Professor in the Fletcher School of Law and Policy and the School of Engineering, Department of Computer Science, Tufts University and Visiting Professor of Computer Science, University College London. Landau works at the intersection of cybersecurity, national security, law, and policy. 

Her new book, "Listening In: Cybersecurity in an Insecure Age," will be published by Yale University Press  in fall 2017; Landau is also the author of "Surveillance or Security? The Risks Posed by New Wiretapping Technologies," (MIT Press, 2011s) and "Privacy on the Line: the Politics of Wiretapping and Encryption," co-authored with Whitfield Diffie (MIT Press, 1998). Landau was an early voice in the argument that law- enforcement requirements for embedding surveillance within communications infrastructures created long-term national-security risks, and has testified to Congress and frequently briefed US and European policymakers on encryption, surveillance, and cybersecurity issues. Landau has been a Senior Staff Privacy Analyst at Google, a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems, and a faculty member at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the University of Massachusetts and Wesleyan University. She has served on the National Academies Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (2010-2016), the National Science Foundation Computer and Information Advisory Board (2010-2013), the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (2002-2008), as an Associate Editor-in-Chief on IEEE Security and Privacy, section board member on the Communications of the ACM, and associate editor at the Notices of the American Mathematical Society. A 2015 inductee in the Cybersecurity Hall of Fame and a 2012 Guggenheim fellow, Landau was a 2010-2011 fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the recipient of the 2008 Women of Vision Social Impact Award. 

She is also a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the Association for Computing Machinery. She received her BA from Princeton, her MS from Cornell, and her PhD from MIT.

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