Time+Place: Tuesday 31/03/2015 13:00 Room Class 9 Taub Bld.
Title: Internet security: Past, Present and Future
Speaker: Michael Waidner - RESCHEDULED - COLLOQUIUM LECTURE - NOTE UNUSUAL TIME and PLACE https://www.sit.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de/de/security-in-information-technology/staff/michael-waidner/
Affiliation: TU Darmstadt, Germany
Host: Eli Biham


This presentation is comprised of two parts. We start with a brief 
introduction of the cybersecurity research agenda of Fraunhofer SIT, and 
position it in the space of fundamental research, technology research 
and industrial research. The second and larger part is dedicated to the 
research question of what cryptography could contribute to Internet 
security - and why, despite more than 40 years of history, 
cryptography is still not widely used. We will conclude with some ideas 
on future work in this space, as well as the larger space of 
cybersecurity research.

Short Bio:

Michael Waidner is the director of the Fraunhofer Institute for
Secure Informationtechnology (Fraunhofer SIT) and Chair Professor
for Security in IT at the Technische Universitaet Darmstadt. He is
also responsible for two competency centers located in Darmstadt:
for the European Center for Security and Privacy by Design
(ECSPRIDE), which is funded by the BMBF, and for the Center for
Advanced Security Research Darmstadt (CASED), which is funded by the
LOEWE Program of Hesse. 

He received his PhD from the University of Karlsruhe (now known as
KIT) in 1991. In 1994 he joined the IBM Zurich Research Lab in
Rueschlikon, Switzerland, where he was responsible for the research
activities in the areas of IT security and privacy. He was one of
the initiators of the Zurich Information Security Center (ZISC) at
the ETH Zurich. In 2006 he moved to IBM in New York. Until 2010 he
was an IBM Distinguished Engineer and the Chief Technology Officer
for Security, responsible for the technical security strategy and
architecture of the IBM Corporation. In 2010 he left IBM and came to

Michael Waidner authored more than 130 scientific publications and
is inventor of more than 20 patents. He is an IEEE Fellow and an ACM
Distinguished Scientist, and at IBM he was an elected member of the
IBM Academy of Technology. 

Refreshments will be served from 12:45
Lecture starts at 13:00