Science of Security Speaker Series: Security at Scale

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Niels ProvosNeils Provos, Google, Inc.
November 13, 2015, 10:00 a.m., B02 Coordinated Science Lab

Abstract: Security continues to be a challenging problem. After decades of research, we’re still struggling with vulnerabilities, human and machine, and their exploitation. Solving security requires looking at the problem holistically, and explicitly including the human component. In this talk, I’ll be discussing some of the security challenges we encounter at Google: from Unwanted Software, across encrypting HTTP everywhere, to strong authentication. The focus will be on what we found works in practice, and some of the lessons we have learned.

Bio:  Niels Provos is a Distinguished Engineer in Google’s Infrastructure Security group where he is responsible for security engineering. His interests span a wide range of security topics including malware and cloud security. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 2003. When not working with computers, he forges steel into swords.