Courses and Seminars
Stanford Security Seminar


The focus of the Stanford Security Seminar is on communication between Stanford and the outside world on any and all topics pertaining to computer security.  Typically, a speaker from industry or elsewhere in academia presents their current work in an informal setting on the Stanford campus. These symposia are open to the public and are generally accessible and interesting to experts and laypeople alike.

A secondary focus is the sampling of the various delectable junk-food goodies indigenous to supermarkets everywhere.

Mailing List

There is a mailing list on which announcements of upcoming seminars are posted, and which may be used for discussion of the seminars either before or after they occur.  The address of the list itself is  security-seminar@lists.stanford.eduAnyone may join the list by sending a message to  majordomo@lists.stanford.edu  with "subscribe security-seminar" in the body of the message.

Time and Place

Seminars occur on approximately alternate Tuesdays at 4:30 PM in the 4B center area (opposite office 490) of the Gates building at Stanford University.  For various maps showing both how to reach the campus and how to find the Gates building, see  http://www.stanford.edu/home/visitors/maps.html


09/24/2002 at 4:30pm Cynthia Dwork of Microsoft Research, Silicon Valley Campus on Fighting Spam May Be Easier Than You Think

10/08/2002 at 4:30pm Mike Burrows of Microsoft on Fighting spam: Moderately hard memory-bound computations (joint work with Martin Abadi, Mark Manasse, and Ted Wobber)

10/17/2002 (THURSDAY) at 4:30pm Claude Crepeau, McGill University, School of Computer Science on Cryptography on a quantum computer

10/22/2002 at 4:30pm Poorvi Vora of Hewlett-Packard on The channel coding theorem and the security of binary randomization

01/21/2003 at 4:30pm Eric Rescorla on Security holes... Who cares?

02/11/2003 at 4:30pm Dan Bernstein on The DNS security mess

02/14/2003 (FRIDAY!) at 4pm Matt Blaze of AT&T Labs-Research on Cryptology and Physical Security: Rights Amplification in Locks

02/25/2003 at 4:30pm Glen Nuckolls on Multi-source Data Certification

03/12/2003 (WEDNESDAY!) at 4:30pm Dan Simon on Secure Traceroute to Detect Faulty or Malicious Routing

04/10/2003 (Thursday!) at 4:30pm Steven Galbraith on Tate Modern

05/15/2003 at 4:30pm Dan Wallach on A Survey of Peer-to-Peer Security Issues

05/28/2003 at 4:30pm Burt Kaliski of RSA Laboratories on A New Two-Server Approach for Authentication with Short Secrets

07/25/2003 at 4:00pm Eric Rescorla on The Internet is Too Secure Already

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