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:
Anyone may join the list by sending a message to
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. Various maps showing both how to reach the campus and how to find the Gates building are available.


Tuesday 5/29/2007 at 4:30 pm.
Alain Mayer, Red Seal
Operational Security Risk Metrics: Definitions, Calculations, and Visualizations

Thursday 5/24/2007 at 4:30 pm.
Ian Goldberg, University of Waterloo
Improving the Robustness of Private Information Retrieval

Tuesday 5/15/2007 at 4:15 pm.
Tao Ye, Sprint
Anomaly Detection Studies in the Internet Backbone

Tuesday 5/8/2007 at 4:30 pm.
Zulfikar Ramzan, Symantec
The Current State of Phishing Attacks

Tuesday 4/24/2007 at 4:30 pm.
Radu Sion, Stony Brook University
Conditional E-Cash

Tuesday 3/27/2007 at 4:30 pm.
Sharon Goldberg, Princeton University
Internet Measurement in the Presence of Adversaries

Tuesday 2/27/2007 at 4:30 pm.
Ulfar Erlingsson, Microsoft Research, Silicon Valley
Windows mechanisms for mitigating security vulnerabilities

Wednessday 2/14/2007 at 4:30 pm.
Pankaj Rohatgi
Trojan Detection using IC Fingerprinting

Monday 2/12/2007 at 2:30 pm.
Kazue Sako
Applications of Group Signatures

Tuesday 1/16/2007 at 4:30 pm.
Ray Heasman, Technology Group Northwest
Labyrinth, an effective way to foil code injection attacks

Tuesday 11/21/2006 at 4:30 pm.
Ben Adida
Open-Audit Elections

Tuesday 11/7/2006 at 4:30 pm.
Jeremiah Grossman, WhiteHat Security
Hacking Intranet Websites from the Outside: JavaScript malware just got a lot more dangerous

Monday 10/16/2006 at 4:30 pm.
Annarita Giani
Detection of attacks on cognitive channels: a Process Query System approach

Tuesday 09/26/2006 at 4:30 pm.
Mark Stamp, SJSU
Metamorphic Software for Good and Evil

Monday 09/18/2006 at 4:30 pm.
Markus Jakobsson, IUB
Badvertisements: Stealthy Click-Fraud with Unwitting Accessories

Wednesday 09/06/2006 at 4:30 pm.
Reiner Sailer, IBM Watson
sHype Hypervisor Security Architecture: Layering Access Control in Virtualized Environments

Friday 08/25/2006 at 4:30 pm.
Gil Segev, Weizmann
Tight bounds for unconditional authentication protocols in the manual channel and shared key models

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The security seminar is currently coordinated by Adam Barth