Security, Trust, and HCI
Speaker: Sean W. Smith , Dartmouth CollegeContact:
Date: December 10 2004
Time: 1:30PM to 2:30PM
Location: Patil Seminar Room (32-G449)
Host: Jaime Teevan, CSAIL
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Computers do not exist for their own sake, but to serve human users and human processes. However, technology to achieve computer security has traditionally overlooked this human angle. Recently, the field of "HCISEC" has emerged to examine this gap, perhaps a significant factor in our infrastructure's endemic security trouble. In my own lab, we've been working on the security technology of PKI and have kept running into problems because it doesn't match the human model. In this talk, I will survey the broader field of HCISEC, as well as some of my lab's work regarding the correspondence (or lack thereof) of what computers are doing with PKI, versus what the human user and designers think they are doing with it.
Sean Smith is currently on the faculty of the Department of Computer Science at Dartmouth College, and serves as director of the Cyber Security and Trust Research Center at Dartmouth's Institute for Security Technology Studies. His current research focuses on how to build trustworthy systems in the real world. He previously worked as a scientist at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, doing secure coprocessor design, implementation and validation; and at Los Alamos National Laboratory, doing security designs and analyses for a wide range of public-sector clients. Dr. Smith was educated at Princeton (B.A., Math) and CMU (M.S., Ph.D., Computer Science).
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