Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 Time: 12:00pm-1:30 pm Place: Maxwell Dworkin 2nd Floor Lounge Area
Speaker: Sara “Scout” Sinclair
Title: Access Control as Risk Management
Abstract: Access control aims to provide the correct permissions to users of a computer system: if Alma can access resources that are not necessary to her job, she may (either willfully or accidentally) cause harm. Similarly, if Ben is denied legitimate access to resources, the resultant slowdown can pose additional cost to Read more about Sara (Scout) Sinclair: "Access Control as Risk Management"
Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 Time: 12:00pm-1:30 pm Place: Maxwell Dworkin 2nd Floor Lounge Area
Speaker: Carl Landwehr
Title: IARPA Information Assurance Research
Abstract: IARPA, just past its first birthday, sponsors high-risk/high-payoff research that has the potential to provide the U.S. with an overwhelming intelligence advantage over our future adversaries. This talk will introduce IARPA and survey recent information assurance research conducted under IARPA sponsorship that aims to Read more about Carl Landwehr: "IARPA Information Assurance Research"
Abstract: The best online ads are well-targeted, unobtrusive, and even useful. But ads can also go far astray. For example, various scammers claim payment for purportedly delivering ads, when in fact the ads were invisible, duplicative, or never shown at all. For advertisers, this fraud wastes limited budgets. For publishers and networks, fraud Read more about Ben Edelman: "The Darker Side of Online Advertising"
Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 Time: 12:00pm-1:30 pm Place: Maxwell Dworkin 2nd Floor Lounge Area
Speaker: Stuart Shieber
Title: The Future of Open Access, and How to Stop It
Abstract: Efforts such as the open access policies enacted by the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Law School are intended to promote the broadest access to the university’s scholarly writings by retaining rights to distribute scholarly articles according to the principles of “open access”. There are reasonable Read more about Stuart Shieber: "The Future of Open Access, and How to Stop It"
Abstract: While the press raves about the coming revolution of “personalized medicine”, it remains a challenge for an individual to obtain simply a usable copy of their complete medical record. Recently, Microsoft, Google, and the Dossia consortium each launched their own version of Personally Controlled Health Records (PCHRs), technology that enables Read more about Ben Adida: "Health Privacy in a Facebook World"