Category: Ran Canetti

Yes, Terrorists Use Encryption But That Doesn’t Mean It’s A Bad Thing

Think Progress Ran Canetti, College of Arts & Sciences News spread at a viral pace following the deadly Paris attacks Friday around speculation that Islamic State (ISIS) members used a PlayStation 4 (PS4) to send encrypted messages to one another and coordinate the attacks, causing pundits and reporters to raise concerns about whether governments should […]

Expanding the breadth and impact of cybersecurity and privacy research

PhysOrg 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 […]

Security Experts: Colleges Targeted For Future Cyber Attacks

WGBH News “On-Campus Blog” 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 […]

CloudFlare goes hunting for better server encryption with Red October

TechTarget 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 […]

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

PhysOrg 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 […]