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Cryptography Roundtable Discussion
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Recent news reports stated that the National Security Agency has pursued new methods that have allowed the agency to monitor telephone and online communication, encrypted information that was thought to be virtually immune to eavesdropping. What steps can and should computer scientists take in response to this privacy threat? How will the recent revelations affect the future of cryptography—the field of encoding and decoding electronic communication and transmissions for the purposes of privacy, reliability and efficiency?

To address these questions, the Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute will host an hour-long roundtable discussion, moderated by Anton Dahbura, interim executive director of the Information Security Institute, and Avi Rubin, the institute’s technical director. Other participants will include Johns Hopkins cyber-security experts Matthew Green, Stephen Checkoway and Giuseppe Ateniese.

The event will be streamed live at, and also will be posted online following the event.


NOTE: Seating at this public event will be limited. Members of the media who plan to cover the discussion are asked to RSVP to Phil Sneiderman,

2016 Convocation Awards Ceremony and Harriet Shriver Rogers Lecture
May 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

whiting-low-blueThe Whiting School of Engineering’s 2016 Convocation Awards Ceremony and Harriet Shriver Rogers Lecture is set for 3 p.m. on Monday, May 2 in Shriver Hall. James Pitts ’73 ’77, retired Corporate Vice President and President of Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, will deliver the Harriet Shriver Rogers Lecture.

Pre-Graduation Reception for Master’s and Certificate Graduates
May 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Pre-Graduation Reception for all WSE master’s degree and certificate graduates (from both the full-time and part-time programs) and their guests. Guests are also welcome to take tours of campus for those who want to see the Homewood campus for the first time or for those who would like to visit again.

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