Monday, June 13, 2011

Stanford's Dan Boneh Receives Dean's Award for Industry Education Innovation

TRUST researcher and Stanford University Professor Dan Boneh was awarded the School of Engineering Dean's Award for Industry Education Innovation. The award is given for "outstanding teaching and exemplary leadership in industry education" and Dan was recognized for his leadership of the Stanford Advanced Computer Security Certificate program as well as teaching courses on computer systems security and cryptography. These courses are offered by the Stanford Center for Professional Development which focuses on connecting working professionals worldwide to the research and teaching of Stanford University faculty in the School of Engineering and related academic departments.

Friday, June 10, 2011

TRUST Researchers to Lead Intel Security Center

Intel Labs announced the creation of the Intel Science and Technology Center for Secure Computing (ISTCSC) to be led by UC Berkeley with partner institutions Carnegie Mellon, Drexel, Duke, and Illinois.

The center's work will focus on making personal computers safer from malware, securing mobile devices, and protecting personal data when it is distributed across the Internet by giving people more control over it. The center is the second announced by Intel as part of their 5-year, $100 million ISTC program that will increase university research, accelerate innovation, and encourage tighter collaboration between university thought leaders and Intel. The ISTCSC will be funded at a level of $2.5 million per year for five years.

The center will be co-led by TRUST investigator and UC Berkeley Professor David Wagner and Intel Senior Principal Engineer John Manferdelli. Among the faculty researchers participating in the center are TRUST investigators Anthony Joseph, Vern Paxson, Dawn Song, and Doug Tygar from UC Berkeley and Adrian Perrig from Carnegie Mellon.

Intel released a press statement announcing the creation of the center and the center’s website contains a white paper describing the center’s research agenda.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Audio Captchas defeated

Stanford Professor John Mitchell, postdoctoral research Elie Bursztein and their colleagues have developed a way to defeat the audio version of Captchas. See The Register and the Stanford News coverage.