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Meredith Patterson

Meredith Patterson
Co-originator of the Language-theoretic Approach to Computer Security
Computational Linguistics & Computer Security
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
4:30pm-5:30pm
Kemeny Hall 108

Samantha Ravich

Samantha Ravich
Deputy Chair of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board
Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare: Why America‚Äôs Private Sector is now on
the Front Lines of an Emerging Battlefield
Thursday, September 27, 2018
4:30pm-6:00pm
Haldeman 41 (Kreindler Conference Room)
Video of Dr. Ravich's presentation: https://youtu.be/vU2cys7Xyp0

William Regli, Ph.D

William Regli, Ph.D.
Director of the Institute for Systems Research at the Clark School of Engineering, 
Professor of Computer Science at the 
University of Maryland at College Park
A New Type of Thinking
Friday, June 22, 2018
Life Sciences Center 105
11:00 AM

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Dr. Gautam Shroff
Vice President, Chief Scientist, and Head of Research at Tata Consultancy Services 
Enterprise AI for Business 4.0: from Automation to Amplification
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Haldeman 041 Kreindler Conference Room
3:30 PM

John Dickerson UMD

John P Dickerson
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland
Using Optimization to Balance Fairness and Efficiency in Kidney Exchange
Monday,  May 21, 2018
Kemeny Hall 008
3:30 PM

Senator Jeanne Shaheen

Jeanne Shaheen
U.S. Senator from New Hampshire
Russian Interference in American Politics and Cyber Threats to Our Democracy
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Alumni Hall (Hopkins Center)
11:00 AM

Lisa Monaco

Lisa Monaco
Former Homeland Security Advisor to President Obama
In Conversation: Lisa Monaco, Fmr Homeland Security Advisor to President Obama
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Filene Auditorium (Moore Building)
5:00 PM
Sponsored by The Dickey Center for International Understanding

John Stewart EPRI

John Stewart
Sr. Technical Leader, Cyber Security, EPRI
Securing Grid Control Systems
Friday, January 12, 2018
Sudikoff L045 Trust Lab
12:00 Noon

M. Todd Henderson

M. Todd Henderson
Professor of Law, University of Chicago
Hacking Trust: How the Social Technology of Cooperation Will Revolutionize Government
Thursday, January 11, 2018
5:00pm-6:30pm 
Room 003, Rockefeller Center
Sponsored by: Rockefeller Center

Dr. Liz Bowman

Dr. Elizabeth Bowman
U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Information: Army Social Computing Research
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Haldeman 041 Kreindler Conference Room
4:00 PM

Dr. Fabio Pierazzi

Dr. Fabio Pierazzi
Royal Holloway University of London
Network Security Analytics for Detection of Advanced Cyberattacks
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Sudikoff Trust Lab (L045)
12:30 PM

V.S. Subrahmanian

V.S. Subrahmanian
Dartmouth Distinguished Professor in Cybersecurity, Technology, and Society
Bots, Socks, and Vandals
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Carson L01
5:00 PM 

Rand Beers

Rand Beers ('64)
Big Data, the Internet, and Social Media:  The Road to the November 2016 Election
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Haldeman 41 (Kreindler Conference Hall)
4:30 PM 

Fright Night Imge

Wanna See Something REALLY Scary?
ISTS Looks at the Dark Web on Halloween Night
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
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udikoff  045 Trust Lab (dungeon)
7:30 PM - RSVP
Space is Limited 

Sal Stolfo

Salvatore J. Stolfo 
Columbia University
A Brief History of Symbiote Defense
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Rockefeller 003
5:00 PM

Russian Bear

A Nation Under Attack: Advanced Cyber-Attacks in Ukraine
Thursday 6 April 2017, Oopik Auditorium 5:30 PM
Video of Roman's and Oleksii's presentations https://youtu.be/HgDbpTiTFdw

 

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Protecting Computer Games and Entertainment Security

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Steven Davis

Steven Davis, CEO, IT GlobalSecure Inc.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Abstract:
For some, computer games are a trivial diversion. But computer games are a multi-billion dollar industry and at the frontline of the challenges for global online business. For a student of security the game industry provides a rich vein for research and source of data. Games are inherently rich interaction systems that provide their participants with opportunities for cheating and exploitation, and even the creation of inadvertent industries (e.g. gold farming in massively multi player online games). Unlike most industries, security flaws are not quietly exploited or brushed under the table -- computer game cheats and pirates broadcast their feats widely on YouTube and Torrents. Computer games are also one of the most truly global businesses whose reach poses unique legal and technical challenges to nation-based institutions. This presentation will provide an overview of the security challenges that the computer game and entertainment industries face, colorful examples, and pose solutions and opportunities for research.

Bio:
Steven Davis has more than 23 years of IT and IT security expertise. He is the CEO of IT GlobalSecure a boutique security engineering firm focused on the Computer Game and Gaming Industries. His experience includes cryptography, key management, system architecture, security design, and evaluation for Nuclear Command and Control and at the National Security Agency, commercial satellite security system evaluation, Associate Technical Director supporting the US Government-wide Multi-Level Information Systems Security Initiative (MISSI) for Computer Sciences Corporation, Security Manager for the Treasury Communications System which provided Internet and telecommunications services for the Treasury Department and its associated agencies, and was lead security support contractor for NSA's Unified Cryptologic Architecture while at SAIC. He has spoken at IT, IT security, and industry conferences worldwide, participated in workshops, published numerous papers, writes the blog PlayNoEvil.com and is the author of the book on computer game security Protecting Games. He has several patents for security technologies including a manual system to protect credit cards against fraud and a suite of anti-cheating protocols for online games. Mr. Davis holds a BA Mathematics from the University of California-Berkeley and obtained his Masters Degree from George Washington University in Security Policy Studies.

Last Updated: 10/20/10