Workshop on Interdisciplinary Studies in Information Security and Privacy 2010

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WISSP10: October 3-4 2010, Abu Dhabi

Creating trustworthy information systems is one of the major challenges of our networked society, demanding interdisciplinary solutions that are globally robust but responsive to particular needs and constraints of different cultures. The secure systems we design will interact with legal, policy, business, and technical environments in many countries. WISSP10, hosted by New York University-Abu Dhabi, brings together an interdisciplinary and international set of researchers and practitioners to meet this challenge, including experts in the business, public administration, economic, legal and technological aspects of security and privacy. Internationally recognized security expert Eugene Spafford will give a keynote, and Media, Culture and Communication Professor Helen Nissenbaum will give a talk on her recent book Privacy in Context: Technology, Policy, and the Integrity of Social Life. WISSP10 will foster collaboration among academics and experts with deep understanding of the non-technical issues in various nations and cultures, developing local approaches to enhancing security and privacy.

Keynote Speaker

Cormac Herley

Cormac Herley is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research. He’s been at MSR since 1999, and before that was at HP where he headed the company’s currency anti-counterfeiting efforts. His current interests lie in the overlap between the disciplines of security, economics, usability and data analysis. He’s authored numerous publications, is inventor of over seventy patents, and has shipped technologies used by hundreds of millions of users. Some of his recent work has achieved widespread coverage in venues such as the NY Times, Boston Globe, NPR All Things Considered, CBS News and Newsweek. He received the PhD degree from Columbia University, the MSEE from Georgia Tech, and the BE(Elect) from the National University of Ireland.

Slides (PDF)

A Project of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Security and Privacy (CRISSP)

The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Security and Privacy (CRISSP) is a collaboration that includes NYU-Poly, NYU-Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU-Steinhardt, NYU-Stern, and NYU-Wagner. CRISSP combines security technology strengths with experts in psychology, law, public policy, and business from NYU, to build new approaches that look beyond technology for solutions to security and privacy problems.


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