On 21 February, we’re holding a workshop on Understanding and Enhancing Online Privacy (UEOP) co-located with the Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS).
The mainstream focus in privacy research has long been on designing software from the ground up, providing firm guarantees on the provided privacy properties. Such a "bottom-up" approach is undoubtedly crucial for achieving better online privacy in the long term. Nevertheless, there is also a clear need for "top-down" research, understanding online privacy in the present online digital user habitats and proposing solutions...
Date published 16 February 2016
We all know security matters. And great things are achieved by chipping at the details. The Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS) symposium provides a few good examples of how academic work is one way in which the broad technical community takes responsibility and impacts the landscape. NDSS 2016 takes place 21-24 February 2016 in San Diego, California, and registration is open now.
At its core, the Internet Society’s collaborative security framework is approaching security as a distributed process. It is a process whereby various actors accept their responsibilities...
Date published 29 January 2016
The 2015 Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS) is just a few days away, happening from 8-11 February in San Diego, California, and the programme is really filled with quality sessions. This conference could not come at a better time as the steady stream of news stories about security incidents highlights the critical importance of this work. NDSS is a well-established venue for some of the best security researchers in the world to gather and discuss solutions to key security problems facing the Internet today.
The featured keynote speaker this year is...
Date published 05 February 2015
Yinzhi Caox, Yanick Fratantonioy, Antonio Bianchiy, Manuel Egelez,Christopher Kruegely, Giovanni Vignay and Yan Chen
Chengyu Song, Chao Zhang, Tielei Wang, Wenke Lee, David Melski
Shayan Eskandari, David Barrera, Elizabeth Stobert, and Jeremy Clark
Shouling Ji, Weiqing Li, Neil Zhenqiang Gong, Prateek Mittal and Raheem Beyah
Gerardo Reynaga, Sonia Chiasson, Paul C. van Oorschot
Brian Glass, Yuqi Liu, M. Angela Sasse, University College London
Graeme Jenkinson, Frank Stajano, University of Cambridge
Over the past 15 years, researchers have identified an increasing number of security mechanisms that are so unusable that the intended users either circumvent them or give up on a service rather than suffer the security. With hindsight, the reasons can be identified easily enough: either the security task itself is too cumbersome and/or time-consuming, or it creates high friction with the users’ primary task. The aim of the research presented here is to equip...
Xi Chen, Asia Slowinska, Dennis Andriesse, Herbert Bos, Cristiano Giuffrida