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


Tuesday 11/11/2003 at 4:30pm.
Neils Provos of Google on Honeyd - A Virtual Honeypot Framework

Tuesday 12/02/2003 at 4:30pm.
Ran Wolff of Technion on On Peer-to-Peer Systems, Private Majority Votes, and Distributed Association Rule Mining

Tuesday 01/27/2004 at 4:30pm.
Kobbi Nissim of Microsoft Research Silicon Valley on Revealing Information while Preserving Privacy

Tuesday 03/02/2004 at 4:30pm.
Clark Thomborson of The University of Auckland Methods for Software Protection

Thursday 03/18/2004 at 4:30pm.
Sean Smith of Dartmouth Enabling Effective Trust Judgments

Monday 05/24/2004 at 4:30pm.
Josh Benaloh of Microsoft Research, Redmond A Survey of Cryptographically Verifiable Election Methods

Wednesday 06/02/2004 at 4:30pm.
Cem Paya of Microsoft Security and risk management in the online service environment: the case of Microsoft Passport

Tuesday 06/22/2004 at 4:30pm.
Michael Backes of IBM Zurich Research Lab A Composable Dolev-Yao-Style Cryptographic Library With Nested Operations

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