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Purdue Panel Maps Safer Wireless World for United Nations

Thu, May 22, 2003General

The security of data speeding along wireless networks should be a critical concern when deploying new connections, according to a report presented at the United Nations.

Fingerprinting for Digital Objects

Thu, May 22, 2003General

Fingerprinting schemes embed a fingerprinting sequence in a
digital object to construct an individualized version for each buyer.
A c-secure fingerprinting system can be used to identify at least
one of the colluders if a pirate object is constructed by a collusion
of up to c colluders. A ‘marking assumption’ determines possible
pirate objects (fingerprints) that the colluders can construct. We review
existing marking assumptions and their corresponding fingerprint codes,
and propose an extension that reflects the attack where the colluders
remove part of the object.

The facilitator of this program is Reihaneh Safavi-Naini of the University of Wollongong.

CERIAS Professor Receives Honorary Doctorate

Thu, May 22, 2003General

Paavo Lipponen (L), Prime Minister of Finland, and Prof. Edward J. Delp receive honorary doctorates from the Tampere University of Technology.

Edward J. Delp, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Professor of Biomedical Engineering, has received an honorary doctorate from the Tampere University of Technology.  Delp’s citation states:

“In recognition of your scientific work in the field of signal and image processing and your merits in the development of multimedia systems and the secure data communications they require. You have also been engaged in long-term cooperation with our university and forwarded its activities within the international research community.”

Delp is currently a visiting professor at the Tampere International Center for Signal Processing at the Tampere University of Technology in Finland.

CIRDB Recommended by OWASP

Wed, May 14, 2003General

CERIAS’ CIRDB project has been recommended by the The Open Web Application Security Project’s Guide to Building Secure Web Applications.

Secunia and CERIAS improve the free Cassandra service

Fri, April 25, 2003General

The free vulnerability notification service Cassandra is now serving
relevant Secunia advisories, without any extra work from users.

IEEE Information Assurance Workshop

Wed, March 19, 2003General

Papers are now being accepted for the 4th Annual IEEE Information Assurance workshop that will be held at West Point this coming June. If you are interested in submitting a paper, the suspense is 12 February. Registration will begin in mid-February.

Cisco Funds Two Cisco-CERIAS Scholarships

Thu, March 13, 2003General

Cisco Systems, Inc., the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, announced last week that it has joined with the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) to award two scholarships to students studying information assurance or security at Purdue University, in West Lafayette, Indiana.

2nd Global Conference War & Virtual War: The Challenges to Communities

Mon, March 03, 2003General

This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference marks the continuation of a project launched in 2002 to provide a challenging forum for the examination and evaluation of the nature, purpose and experience of war, and its impacts on all aspects of communities across the world.

Profile: Information Security Research Centre

Mon, February 10, 2003General

The first in our monthly affiliate profiles series highlights Australia’s Information Security Research Centre, one of the leading international research centers in information security.

Profile: Professor Bharat Bhargava

Fri, February 07, 2003General

The first in our monthly faculty profile series highlights the work of Bharat Bhargava, Professor of Computer Science.

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