HAIC Talks

The HAIC public outreach initiative aims to make information security more accessible to a broader audience. As part of this initiative, are organizing HAIC Talks, a series of public lectures on contemporary topics in information security. In the style of studia generalia, these lectures are free and open to everyone. No background knowledge in information security is required. HAIC Talks are made possible through the generous support of the Aalto University School of Science.

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June 20, 2018: Science of Security—Theory vs. Measuring the Observable World – with Paul van Oorschot

Lecture description: Recent years have seen increasing calls to make security research more “scientific”. Who can argue with science being desirable? But what exactly do people mean when they suggest this, and what are they really seeking? What would a “Science of Security” look like? We consider these questions, in the context of historical science and more recent security research, offer observations and insights, and suggest where things might be improved.

pvo-lecturing-55KBAbout the speaker: Paul Van Oorschot is a Professor of Computer Science at Carleton University in Ottawa, where he has been Canada Research Chair since 2002, following 14-years in industry at Bell-Northern Research and related companies. He is an ACM Fellow and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He was Program Chair of USENIX Security 2008 and NDSS 2001-2002, and co-author of the Handbook of Applied Cryptography (1996). He has served on the editorial boards of IEEE TDSC, IEEE TIFS, and ACM TISSEC. His research interests include authentication and identity management, computer security, Internet security, security and usability, software security, and applied cryptography.

Venue: T1 lecture hall (2nd floor), CS-building, Konemiehentie 2, 02150 Espoo.

Time: 12:00-13:30. The lecture will be approximately one hour, after which there will be time for questions.

This HAIC Talk will open the Secure Systems Demo Day 2018. After the talk there will be other presentations, posters, and demonstrations of the research group’s recent results. Demo Day 2018 is open to everyone and free of charge. More information about the event and registration on Secure Systems Group web page.

February 22, 2018: Recent Trends in Cybercrime – with Yves Vandermeer

Lecture description: Cybersecurity is a trending topic nowadays, but what about Cyber crime, Dark markets, and Crypto currencies? Who are the cyber criminals, how are they organised, what tools do they use, and how do they choose their victims? Are we all targeted or are some of us more vulnerable? And finally, what is being done by law enforcement?

About the speaker: Yves Vandermeer holds an MSc in Computer Forensics, and has 20 years experience in law enforcement as a computer crime and computer forensics practitioner. Since 2017, he has been working for the Norwegian Police University College where he carries out research on file systems forensics, live data and network forensics. His focus is on delivering knowledge and tools to law enforcement practitioners and improving computer crime fighting and computer forensics handling. As chairman of the European Cybercrime Training and Education Group, Yves promotes cooperation between Academic and LEA worlds, bringing topic experts together to raise expertise and address identified cyber training needs.

Venue: Lumituuli Auditorium, Dipoli, Otakaari 24, 02150, Espoo.

Time: 18:00 – 19:30 (doors open at 17:30). The lecture will be approximately 45 minutes, after which there will be time for questions.


For further information, please contact:

Dr Andrew Paverd
Deputy Director of HAIC, Head of HAIC public outreach program

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