Colloquium: Fred B. Schneider Cornell University What Price Insularity? Dialogs about Computer Security Failings ACES 6.304

Contact Name: 
Jenna Whitney
Nov 29, 2006 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Type of Talk:%09Colloquium

Speaker Name: Fr

ed B. Schneider

Speaker Affiliation: Cornell University

November 29 2006

Start Time: 2:30 pm

Location: ACES 6.304
Host: Lorenzo Alvisi

Title: What Price Insularity?

Dialogs about Computer Security Failings


It is ri

sky for technologists to ignore the non-technical context in
which their
systems will be deployed just as it is risky for policy
makers to igno

re the limits and potential of technology. Yet such
insularity is all t

oo common. The results are unfortunate but not
surprising. This lectur

e explores the structure dialogs take to bring
about what might be terme

d security failings by revisiting: identity
theft electronic voting di

gital right management and the overall
vulnerabilities of today''s depl

oyed software.


Fred B. Schneider is a professor at Cor

nell''s Computer Science
Department and director of the AFRL/Cornell I

nformation Assurance
Instutute. Schneider has a B.S. from Cornell an

M.S. and Ph.D. (''78)
from SUNY Stony Brook and a D.Sc. %5Bhonoris ca

usa%5D from the Univ of
Newcastle upon Tyne (''03). He is a fellow of

AAAS and ACM and was
named Professor-at-Large at University of Tromso
(Norway) in 1996.

Schneider is author of the graduate text On Concu

rrent Programming
and is co-author (with David Gries) of the undergra

duate text A
Logical Approach to Discrete Math. In addition to chairin

g the
National Research Council''s study committee on information syst

trustworthiness and editing Trust in Cyberspace Schneider is co-

managing editor of Springer-Verlag''s Texts and Monographs in Computer

Science associate editor-in-chief of IEEE Security and Privacy

and serves on several other journal editorial boards.

A member of in

dustrial technical advisory boards for FAST ASA
CIGITAL and Fortify
Schneider cochairs Microsoft''s Trustworthy
Computing Academic Adviso

ry Board. Schneider also serves on the NSF
CISE Advisory Board and the
National Research Council''s CSTB. He was
founding chief scientist of
New York State''s Griffiss Institute
cybersecurity consortium and cur

rently serves as a member of the
Board of Directors and as its Science