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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 https://connect.johnshopkins.edu/jhuisicrypto/, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Institute for Computation Medicine’s Distinguished Seminar Series presents “Computer Simulation and Predictive Modeling of Embryo Development” at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2 in Clark Hall 110. The speaker will be Thomas Knudsen, PhD, developmental systems biologist for the National Center for Computation Toxicology and the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development.
You can also watch the lecture via video teleconference in Traylor 709 on the medical campus.
Lunch will be provided at noon.
Information on ICM seminars and links to previous talks here.