Dates | Thursday 9 November 9 am - 12 pm
Location | 370 Jay Street, Floor 12, Room : 1201
Speaker | Mariana Raykova
Time | 9 am - 9:50 am
Topic | Privacy Enhancing Technologies for Protected Computing
Mariana is a research scientist at the Privacy, Security and Safety organization at Google. She works in the areas of cryptography and security. She is interested in both theoretical work that develops new cryptographic tools and applied cryptography projects that aim to use and implement cryptographic protocols in systems in order to enhance their security properties. Her research includes work in the areas of secure computation, oblivious data structures, zero knowledge and verifiable computation, obfuscation.
She received her PhD from the Computer Science Department of Columbia University and she was co-advised by Tal Malkin and Steve Bellovin. After her PhD Mariana spent a year as a postdoc at the Cryptography Group at IBM Research Watson. She was a Research Scientist at the Computer Science Laboratory at SRI International between 2013 and 2015. Following that she was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science at Yale University between 2016 and 2018. Mariana joined Google as a Research Scientist in 2019.
Speaker | Dan Guido
Dan Guido, CEO and founder of Trail of Bits, is a pioneer in software security. Since 2012, he's expanded the firm to 140 engineers, established the premier blockchain security practice, and led the development of the ubiquitous osquery endpoint security tool. In 2023, iVerify, a tool created by Trail of Bits to combat mobile spyware, spun out as its own dedicated company.
As part of the CFTC Technology Advisory Committee, Dan advises on cybersecurity risks in emerging technologies like AI and blockchain. Beyond his leadership roles at Trail of Bits and CFTC, Dan serves on the boards of five startups and shapes cybersecurity policy through collaboration with CFR, RAND, CNAS, and Harvard's Berkman Klein center. He also organizes Empire Hacking, connecting 1,700 NYC-based cybersecurity experts. His creation, AlgoVPN, reigns as the top choice for self-hosted VPNs with 27k stars on Github.
Before Trail of Bits, Dan was the Hacker in Residence at NYU where he taught courses in offensive software exploitation, consulted at iSEC Partners (now NCC Group), and worked as an incident responder for the Federal Reserve. In 2021, DHS CISA honored him with an induction into the SFS Hall of Fame.
Topic | How AI will change the security industry
Time | 10:00 am - 10:40 am
Speaker | Patrick Schlaepfer
Time | 10:45 am - 11:20 am
Topic | Staying ahead in the wild west of cybercrime
Patrick is a Senior Malware Analyst at HP Inc. with several years of experience in operational security and threat research. In addition to reverse engineering, his interests lie in the development of tools and analysis systems. Using collected telemetry, he performs threat and trend analysis, supporting security product development with his insights and sharing them with the community.
Speaker | Brendan Dolan Gavitt
Time | 11:25 am - 12:00 pm
Topic | TBD
About Brendan Dolan Gavitt
Brendan Dolan-Gavitt is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at NYU Tandon. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Georgia Tech (2014) and a BA in Math and Computer Science from Wesleyan University (2006).
Dolan-Gavitt's research interests span many areas of cybersecurity, including program analysis, virtualization security, memory forensics, and embedded and cyber-physical systems. His research focuses on developing techniques to ease or automate the understanding of large, real-world software systems in order to develop novel defenses against attacks, typically by subjecting them to static and dynamic analyses that reveal hidden and undocumented assumptions about their design and behavior.
His work has been presented at top security conferences such as USENIX Security, the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS) and the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy. He also led the development of PANDA, an open-source platform for architecture-neutral dynamic analysis, which has users around the world and has been featured in technical press such as The Register. Prior to joining NYU, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University.