Invited Talk by Dr. Aniket Kate on Security and Privacy in the Internet Age

Title:  Security and Privacy in the Internet Age
SpeakerDr. Aniket Kate
Host Faculty: Dr. Saurabh Joshi
Room No:  A - 221

In our increasingly interconnected world, security and privacy attacks on governments, organizations, as well as individuals are becoming commonplace. In the first half of the talk, I will describe some of the most important cyber-security threats, and security and privacy solutions today. 
In the later half of the talk, I will focus on emerging Bitcoin and blockchain technologies. In particular, I will first provide a brief introduction to the concept of blockchains and describe permisssioned and permissionless blockchains. I will then demonstrate their applicability and capabilities using two interesting smart contracts for penalizing equivocation and non-disclosure agreements (NDAs).

Speaker's Bio:

Dr. Aniket Kate is an assistant Professor in the the computer science department at Purdue university. Before joining Purdue in 2015, Dr. Kate was a junior faculty member and an independent research group leader at Saarland University in Germany, where he was heading the Cryptographic Systems Research Group. He was a postdoctoral researcher at Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS), Germany for 2010 until 2012, and he received his PhD from the University of Waterloo, Canada in 2010. 
Dr. Kate designs, implements, and analyzes transparency and privacy enhancing technologies. His research integrates cryptography, distributed systems, and hardware-assisted security.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 15:00