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June 9, 2010

Stevens Hosts Security and Privacy Day

The Spring 2010 New York Metro Area Security and Privacy Day was hosted by the Computer Science Department at Stevens Institute of Technology on Friday, May 28th. This biannual event is sponsored by the greater New York City area and computer security research community. It brought together researchers in security and privacy from both academia and industry. Institutions represented at the event include, among the others, Columbia, CUNY, IBM Research, NYU and NYU/Poly, Rutgers, and Stony Brook.

The day opened with remarks from Provost and University Vice President, Dr. George P. Korfiatis and featured a keynote talk on "Contextual Integrity and Applications" by NYU professor Helen Nissenbaum.

Professor Nissenbaum focused on a conceptualization of privacy that she terms contextual integrity. "People are sensitive to the context (healthcare, politics, religious practice commerce) in which information is shared, with whom it is shared, and under what terms it is given," said Prof. Nissenbaum. Her theory examines how new information flows serve different interests, at the same time as they serve key structures, institutions and social purposes.

Other research talks covered cyberdeterrence and cybersecurity, secure hardware design, countermeasures against common web exploits, and a policy framework for a future Internet.

The event was organized under the auspices of the Center for the Advancement of Secure Systems and Information Assurance (CASSIA) and the Laboratory for Secure Systems (LSS) in the Department of Computer Science. The local organizing committee consisted of CS Professors Adriana Compagnoni, Sven Dietrich, Dominic Duggan, David Naumann, Antonio Nicolosi (chair), Wendy Hui Wang, and Susanne Wetzel.

To learn more, please visit the Security & Privacy Day website!


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