GTISC Distinguished Lecture: "The Internet is Insecure and Will Likely Remain So - What Now?"

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Tuesday November 13, 2012
      2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Location: Klaus Advanced Computing Building, Room 2447 266 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, GA 30332
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Contact

Will Foster
Senior Research Associate
Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy (CISTP)
Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
Georgia Institute of Technology
William.Foster@inta.gatech.edu

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Full Summary: The Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC) presents "The Internet is Insecure and Will Likely Remain So - What Now?" with Henning Schulzrinne, Chief Technology Officer, US Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

The Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC) presents "The Internet is Insecure and Will Likely Remain So - What Now?" with Henning Schulzrinne, Chief Technology Officer, US Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Abstract

A common claim is that the Internet should be redesigned to make it "more secure." However, I believe that attempts to fix security problems at the network level are likely misguided and futile. We need to take into account the motivations of real-world attackers and capabilities of non-technical users. In the talk, I will propose some of the principles and approaches that combine new technical capabilities, public policy and incentives to reduce the overall impact of security vulnerabilities. I will also describe some of the FCC public policy approaches in the area of botnet mitigation, routing security, wireless infrastructure security and DNSsec deployment, as well as the threats posed by caller ID spoofing and the opportunity offered by the redesign of the phone system. Public safety systems such as the next-generation 9-1-1 system illustrate new security threats, such as location spoofing and human resource exhaustion.

Henning Schulzrinne received degrees in economics and electrical engineering from the Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany, the University of Cincinnati, Ohio and the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts. He was a member of technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill and an associate department head at GMD-Fokus (Berlin), before joining the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering departments at Columbia University, New York. He is currently serving as the Chief Technology Officer of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

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Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy (CISTP)

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Seminar/Lecture/Colloquium
Keywords
FCC, gtisc, Henning Schulzrinne
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  • Created On: Nov 7, 2012 - 1:48pm
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