Cybersecurity: Mathematics and Policy

Sunday, February 19, 2017: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Room 309 (Hynes Convention Center)
Cryptography and surveillance have become hotly debated topics, especially in light of events such as the Apple/FBI case, the DNC hack, and Edward Snowden's revelations. Law enforcement argues that it needs the capability to wiretap and search phones, but what actually makes us most secure? Mathematics has affected cryptography in remarkable ways and plays a crucial role in its use. This panel brings together experts on cybersecurity, cybersecurity policy, and relevant fields of mathematics to discuss what is new and debate the latest controversies. Presentations will be followed by a moderated, full-group discussion.
Alice Silverberg, University of California, Irvine
Alice Silverberg, University of California, Irvine
Ronald Rivest, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cryptography and Cybersecurity
Nadia Heninger, University of Pennsylvania
The Mathematics of Cryptographic Security
Susan Landau, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Cybersecurity and Privacy: A Surprising Alignment