CyLab Seminar: Operating System Framed in Case of Mistaken Identity

Time: October 22, 2012 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: DEC@CIC, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh

Description:

CyLab is pleased to host Dr. Lorrie Faith Cranor, associate professor of computer science and of engineering and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University, where she is the director of the CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory (CUPS). The talk is titled "Operating system framed in case of mistaken identity: Measuring the success of web-based spoofing attacks on OS password-entry dialogs."

The CyLab seminar takes place every Monday at noon during the semester, typically in the INI Distributed Education Center classroom at the Collaborative Innovation Center (DEC@CIC). Free pizza is provided for lunch.

Speaker: Lorrie Faith Cranor

Speaker Bio: Lorrie Faith Cranor is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University where she is director of the CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory (CUPS). She is also Chief Scientist of Wombat Security Technologies, Inc. She has authored over 80 research papers on online privacy, phishing and semantic attacks, spam, electronic voting, anonymous publishing, usable access control, and other topics. She has played a key role in building the usable privacy and security research community, having co-edited the seminal bookSecurity and Usability (O'Reilly 2005) and founded the Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS). She also chaired the Platform for Privacy Preferences Project (P3P)Specification Working Group at the W3C and authored the book Web Privacy with P3P (O'Reilly 2002). She has served on a number of boards, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation Board of Directors, and on the editorial boards of several journals. In 2003 she was named one of the top 100 innovators 35 or younger by Technology Review magazine. She was previously a researcher at AT&T-Labs Research and taught in the Stern School of Business at New York University.