The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS)

The Center for Education and Research in
Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS)


Students: Spring 2024, unless noted otherwise, sessions will be virtual on Zoom.

What time is it?

Every Wednesday at 4:30P.M.

Where is it?

On Zoom unless otherwise noted. If in-person: STEW G52 (Suite 050B) , West Lafayette Campus

Who organizes it?

Sponsored by CERIAS and the Department of Computer Sciences.

Who may attend?

Anyone interested! This is open to all students, faculty and staff, and to visitors from outside Purdue.

Regular attendees have included faculty, staff, and students from CS, ECN, ITAP, VET, the Purdue Police, Internal Audit, MATH, and others, including many visitors from off-campus and outside the Purdue family. All are welcome!

What's the purpose?

Since 1992, we have had a semi-regular, informal seminar on issues of computer security, privacy, and computer crime. We regularly cover topics of current interest and items in the news, present current research results, and debate issues of philosophy, law, and ethics. Topics of discussion are often related to issues of current interest to CERIAS researchers but are presented at a level for nearly anyone to understand and participate.

This seminar is either non-credit or 1 credit (CS 591-S), has no prerequisites, and is open to anyone who wishes to attend.

How is it structured?

The seminar is 50 minutes, and is composed of 1 or 2 informal presentations, coupled with discussion. Anyone wishing to make a presentation should contact one of the seminar organizers. Sometimes, visitors may be present to give special presentations on their work or research.

How can I get announcements?

Announcements and abstracts for the seminar will be made on the WWW page, and via e-mail. If you wish to be on the e-mail announcement list, please visit

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