Michael Schapira (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Wednesday, 28.6.2017, 11:30
The Internet's communication infrastructure (TCP/IP, DNS, BGP, etc.) is alarmingly insecure, as evidenced by many high-profile incidents. I will illustrate the challenges en route to securing the Internet, and how these can be overcome, by focusing on the Internet's, arguably, biggest security hole: the vulnerability of Internet routing to traffic hijacking attacks.
Michael Schapira is an associate professor at the School of Computer Science and Engineering, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is also the scientific co-leader of the Fraunhofer Cybersecurity Center at Hebrew University. His research interests focus on the protocols/mechanisms that make the Internet tick (e.g., for routing, traffic management). He is interested in the design and analysis of practical (Inter)network architectures and protocols with provable guarantees (failure-resilience, optimality, security, incentive compatibility, and beyond). He is also broadly interested in the the interface of computer science, economics, and game theory (e.g., dynamic interactions in economic and computational environments, incentive-compatible computation, computational auctions, and more).