The Cybersecurity Institute is running a Security Speaker Series. Several speakers have been invited starting in September through December 2020.  Current speakers for 2020 are:

9/1

Prof. Dan Holcomb, ECE, UMass Amherst
"COUNTERFOIL: Verifying Provenance of Integrated Circuits using Intrinsic Package Fingerprints and Inexpensive Cameras"

9/8

Prof. Amir Houmansadr, CS, UMass Amherst
"The Battle of Internet Censorship"

9/15

Prof. Wayne Burleson, ECE, UMass Amherst
 

9/29

 

10/6

Simson GarfinkelSenior Computer Scientist, US Census Bureau
"Randomness Concerns When Deploying Differential Privacy"

10/13

Prof. Michel Kinsy, ECE, Texas A&M University
"Establishing the Essential Hardware Primitives for Quantum-Proof Secure Computer Systems"

10/20

Prof. Sara Rampazzi, CISE, University of Florida
"Security & Perception Systems"

10/27

 
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The Cybersecurity Institute ran the Security Speaker Series in the fall 2019. Several speakers were invited starting in September through December 2019. All talks were on Tuesdays at 2:30 P.M. and take place in CS151 - except the Stefan Savage talk (different time). 

9/10

Prof. Tongping Liu, ECE UMass Amherst
In-situ Failure Diagnosis for In-Production Software

9/18

Prof. Stefan Savage,  UC San Diego
Modern Automotive Vulnerabilities: Problems, Causes and Outcomes
Wednesday@4pm in CS151

9/24

Dr. Ahmad Bashir, Northeastern Univ (and soon UC Berkeley) 
On the Privacy Implications of Real Time Bidding 

10/1

Dr. Arthur H. House, Cybersecuity Chief, State of Connecticut
Cyber Threats: The States Fight Back

10/8

Dr. Markus Hofmann, Bell Labs
Reshaping Our Interactions and Communications

10/22

Pardis Emami-NaeiniCMU
[CICS Rising Star Series]: Informing Privacy and Security Decision-Making in and IoT World

10/29

Dr. Reinier Broker, Center for Communications Research
An Introduction to Elliptic Curve Cryptography

11/5
Ari Trachtenburg, Boston University
Paving a Road to Hell with Good Side-Channels
 
11/8
Aaron Johnson, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
Stormy: Statistics in Tor by Measuring Securely 
11/12

Madolyn Chiu, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
TBA

11/13

Caroline Lemieux,UC Berkeley
[CICS Rising Star Series]: 
Expanding the Reach of Fuzzing: from Exposing Syntax Errors to Enabling Program Synthesis

11/15
Walter O. Krawec, University of Connecticut
Quantum Key Distribution with Limited Resources
 
11/19

Prof. Adam BatesUIUC
Can Data Provenance Put an End to the Data Breach?

12/3

Prof. Elaine ShiCornell Univ.
Rethinking Large-Scale Consensus

12/10

Prof. Michelle MazurekUniv Maryland College Park
Usable Security Beyond End Users

 

We have a few more speakers in progress. Titles and abstracts will be posted as we receive them. This page is easily linked to as http://infosec.cs.umass.edu/speakers.

 

Past Speakers



The following speakers were scheduled in 2018.  A list of earlier speakers is available as well. 

9/12

 Tony Martin, Intel
Ghost in the Shell

9/19

 Prof. Chip Weems, UMass Amherst, CICS
"Meltdown and Spectre: Exploiting Abandoned State in the Microarchitecture"

9/26

 Dr. Simson Garfinkel, U.S. Census
Issues Encountered Deploying Differential Privacy

10/3

 Prof. Subhransu Maji, UMass Amherst, CICS
 Adversarial Attacks Against Machine Learning Systems

10/10

 Prof. Dan Holcomb, UMass Amherst, ECE
 Hardware Security

10/17

 Prof. Natallia Katenka, University of Rhode Island
Epidemiological Study of Browser-Based Malware for University Network with Partially Observed Flow Data

10/24

 Prof. Cristina Nita-Rotaru, Northeastern University
 Automated Attack Discovery for TCP Implementations

10/31

 Prof. Alex Halderman, University of Michigan
Cybersecurity and U.S. Elections

11/7

 Christopher Kelly, Dir., Digital Evidence Lab, Office of the Attorney General, MA
 TBA [Cybercrime]

11/28

 Dr. Zheni Utic, UMass Amherst, Statistics
 "Machine Learning Methods for Network Intrusion Detection and Intrusion Prevention Systems"

12/5

 Jeff Long, MITRE
 "Software Defined Radio and Cyber Security"

12/12

  Dr. Paula Donovan, Lincoln Labs
  "Quantitative Evaluation of Moving Target Technology"