Seminar On practical Security
Welcome to the eighth annual BU RISCS
Seminar On practical Security. The seminar meets
during the summer (June 1 - August 24, 2018) from noon-1pm
in PHO 339.
This page provides organizational information for the seminar.
The intent of the seminar is to focus on practical elements of security, including implementation, offensive and defensive approaches, and even physical security: the type of security that is typically represented in less academic hacker conferences such as BLACKHAT
, or the Chaos Computing Congress
. Such practical areas of security have still weakly permeated the academic community, and yet the academic world can provide a lot of needed guidance and fundamental thinking, in addition to getting some grounding in real-world challenges.
All elements of practical
security are in scope for this seminar. For example, entropy-reducing attacks on current implementations of random-number generators are appropriate, whereas a novel cryptosystem predicated on the ability of pigs to fly might not be (unless, of course, you provide a demonstration of said pigs).
A presentation icon (
) denotes an accompanying slideshow provided by the speaker.
You can find older seminars linked here:
- 2017 - Seminar list, with some presentation slides, from Summer 2017.
- 2016 - Seminar list, with some presentation slides, from Summer 2016.
- 2015 - Seminar list, with some presentation slides, from Summer 2015.
- 2014 - Seminar list, with some presentations slides, from Summer 2014.
Students looking for a paper to present are welcome to consider the following:
Hacker conference videos
BU students and faculty may access videos of some hacker conferences (some require a kerberos ID):