Cybersecurity Lecture Series with Arvind Narayanan

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Friday January 20, 2017
      12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Engineered Biosystems Building, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Seminar Room #1005, 950 Atlantic Drive NW, Atlanta 30332
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lpanetta@gtri.gatech.edu, 404.376.2804

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Summary Sentence: Arvind Narayanan, assistant professor of computer science, Princeton University, discusses how to track millions of websites for measurement and analysis.

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Meet academic and industry leaders for intimate discussions about new cyber threats, trends and technologies.

The Cybersecurity Lecture Series is a free, open-to-the-public lecture from a thought leader who is advancing the field of information security and privacy. Invited speakers include executives and researchers from private companies, government agencies, start-up incubators as well as Georgia Tech faculty and students presenting their research.

Held weekly each Friday at Noon through Apr. 21, lectures are open to all -- students, faculty, industry, government, or simply the curious. Graduate students may register for credit under seminar course CS-8001-INF.

Complimentary lunch provided for registered guests. Please bring your own beverage.

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Featuring Arvind Narayanan on Jan. 20, 2017

"Online Tracking: A 1-million-site Measurement and Analysis"

ABSTRACT   |    We present the largest and most detailed measurement of online tracking conducted to date, based on a crawl of the top 1 million websites. We make 15 types of measurements on each site, including stateful (cookie-based) and stateless (fingerprinting-based) tracking, the effect of browser privacy tools, and the exchange of tracking data between different sites ("cookie syncing"). Our findings include multiple sophisticated fingerprinting techniques never before measured in the wild. This measurement is made possible by our open-source web privacy measurement tool, OpenWPM, which uses an automated version of a full-fledged consumer browser. It supports parallelism for speed and scale, automatic recovery from failures of the underlying browser, and comprehensive browser instrumentation. We demonstrate our platform's strength in enabling researchers to rapidly detect, quantify, and characterize emerging online tracking behaviors.

BIO   |   Arvind Narayanan is an assistant professor of Computer Science at Princeton University, an affiliated faculty member at the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton and an affiliate scholar at Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society. He leads the Princeton Web Transparency and Accountability Project to uncover how companies collect and use our personal information. Narayanan also leads a research team investigating the security, anonymity, and stability of cryptocurrencies as well as novel applications of blockchains. He co-created a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) as well as a textbook on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency technologies. His doctoral research showed the fundamental limits of de-identification, for which he received the Privacy Enhancing Technologies Award in 2014.

 

Supported by Jackson National Life Insurance Company

Additional Information

In Campus Calendar
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Groups

College of Computing, College of Computing Events, Institute for Information Security and Privacy, School of Computational Science and Engineering, School of Computer Science, School of Interactive Computing

Invited Audience
Faculty/Staff, Public, Undergraduate students, Graduate students
Categories
Seminar/Lecture/Colloquium
Keywords
Cybersecurity
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  • Created By: Tara La Bouff
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  • Created On: Jan 13, 2017 - 11:41am
  • Last Updated: Apr 13, 2017 - 5:13pm