Category: Ran Canetti

Ran Canetti, Modular Approach to Cybersecurity, Boston University

August 26th, 2014 in 2014, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Ran Canetti 0 comments

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Ran Canetti, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Reliable Information Systems and Cybersecurity

Boston University researchers think they’ve found a new way to build a cybersecurity system…

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Expanding the breadth and impact of cybersecurity and privacy research

July 31st, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Ran Canetti, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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Ran Canetti, College of Arts & Sciences

As our lives and businesses become ever more intertwined with the Internet and networked technologies, it is crucial to continue to develop and improve cybersecurity measures to keep our data, devices and critical systems safe, secure, private and accessible…

Expert quote:

“Our goal is to build a cloud with clear and transparent security properties Furthermore, we intend to make it modular, thus enabling the construction of cloud services from basic components in a security-preserving way. If successful, this project will transform the way we currently build and argue about secure systems.”

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Security Experts: Colleges Targeted For Future Cyber Attacks

February 13th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Ran Canetti, WGBH 0 comments

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Ran Canetti, College of Arts & Sciences

First there was Target. Then high-end retailer Neiman Marcus. Now, security experts say future cyber attacks are likely to come through college and university networks — networks that tend to have big, broad Internet pipes, with less protection…

Expert quote:

“The first attack that took down one-third of the Internet in a couple hours came through a university, but I’m not sure that today this is such a big danger.”

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CloudFlare goes hunting for better server encryption with Red October

December 18th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Ran Canetti 0 comments

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Ran Canetti, College of Arts & Sciences

Though enterprises have never been more aware of the insider threat than since Edward Snowden’s National Security Agency leaks, a newly open-sourced application may provide a simple method for securing enterprise data stored on corporate servers against rogue insiders…

Expert quote:

“I’d be wary about using it … without public scrutiny and security analysis.”

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Detecting program-tampering in the cloud

September 11th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Ran Canetti 0 comments

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Ran Canetti, College of Arts & Sciences

For small and midsize organizations, the outsourcing of demanding computational tasks to the cloud — huge banks of computers accessible over the Internet — can be much more cost-effective than buying their own hardware…

Expert quote:

“I think it’s a breakthrough. Nobody ever thought that this would be something that would be remotely practical. They’ve become a little bit better over the years, but not that much better.”

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Securing the cloud: New algorithm solves major problem with homomorphic encryption

June 10th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Ran Canetti 0 comments

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Ran Canetti, College of Arts & Sciences

Homomorphic encryption is one of the most exciting new research topics in cryptography, which promises to make cloud computing perfectly secure…

Expert quote:

“It’s an extremely surprising result. I myself worked on this problem for a while, and I had no idea how to do it. So I was wowed. And it really opens up the door to many other applications.”

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