Computer Laboratory

Security Group

Past meeting presentations

The following list covers presentations given in Friday meetings of the Security Group during March 1999 to September 2006. Subsequent meetings are listed on talks@cam.

1999-03-12
Ulrich Lang: The new CORBA security specification (~20 min)
Markus Kuhn: Certified email delivery (~10 min).
1999-03-19
Virgil Gligor: Concrete Security Analysis of Symmetric Encryption Schemes (~20 min).
1999-03-26
Frank Stajano: Romantic Cryptography (~10 min).
1999-04-23
William Harris: Romantic Cryptography II (~10 min).
1999-07-23
Robert Watson: Power Analysis Lab Work: IEEE 488 and HP Oscilloscope Remote Control (~10 min).
1999-08-20
Jong-Hyeon Lee: The Jikzi Notary Service (~10 min).
1999-08-27
Ulrich Lang: A Quick Introduction to LDAP (~10 min).
1999-09-03
Andreas Westfeld: Principles of Secure Steganography (~30 min).
1999-09-17
Kai Rannenberg: Multilateral Security Technology – Concepts and Examples (~30 min).
1999-09-24
Andrew McDonald: StegFS: A Steganographic File System for Linux (~20 min).
1999-10-15
Jeff Yan (严建新): Technical protection of software secrets – an engineering approach in China (~20 min).
1999-10-22
no meeting due to 2nd year PhD talks
1999-11-19
Roberto Gorrieri: CVS – A Compiler for Verifying Security Protocols. University of Bologna. (~30 min).
1999-11-26
Ulrich Lang: Why CORBA Security Fails (~20 min).
Jean-François Blanchette: Standardization of Digital Signature Systems in Europe (~20 min).
1999-12-03
George Danezis: Experiences with implementing a Chaum-style mix network (~10 min).
1999-12-10
Stephen Early: MIMESIS: Operating system support for confined execution environments (~30 min).
2000-03-10
Jeff Yan: Smart brute-force attacks on passwords (~20 min).
2000-04-07
Markus Kuhn: Some Introductory Notes on Quantum Computing (~60 min).
2000-05-26
Markus Kuhn: Fair Sample Selection (~10 min).
2000-06-02
Marijke De Soete (Europay International): Security in an International Electronic Payment System (EMV) (~60 min).
2000-06-30
Adrian Perrig: Efficient authentication and signing of multicast streams over lossy channels (~60 min). [MSR seminar room]
2000-07-28
Markus Kuhn: ENTACARD Demystified (~0.5 ks).
2000-08-11
Carter Bancroft (Mount Sinai School of Medicine, US-NY): Hiding Messages in DNA Microdots (~60 min). Literature: Nature 399:534-535 (1999)
2000-09-08
Bharat Bhargava (Purdue University, US-IN): Fault Tolerant Authentication in Mobile Computing (~60 min).
2000-10-06
John Ioannidis (AT&T Research, Floorham Park, US-NJ): Distributed Denials of Service (~30 min).
2000-11-24
Mike Bond: Meet-in-the-middle attack on IBM 4758 Cryptoprocessor Keys (~20 min).
2000-12-01
Richard Clayton, George Danezis, Markus Kuhn: Love Means Never Having to Say Security (~20 min). We also invited John Surcombe, the developer of the romance.ucam.org dating website, on which this little penetration study was performed.
Markus Kuhn: Solution of the November 2000 GCHQ Challenge (~5 min).
Also John Ioannidis visits us today.
2000-12-08
Richard Clayton, George Danezis, Markus Kuhn: Cookies of Love – JavaScript-based deanonymisation techniques (~10 min).
2000-12-13
Richard Clayton, Markus Kuhn: Eminem is not dead - A quick note on URL syntax (~5 min).
George Danezis: Observations on keystroke timing entropy (~5 min).
No meeting on 22 and 29 Dec 2000.
2001-02-02
Matt Blaze and John Ioannidis visit.
2001-02-16
Richard Clayton, George Danezis: A note on all-or-nothing transforms (~15 min).
2001-04-20
Richard Clayton: Real World Patterns of Failure in Anonymity Systems (~25 min). Practice talk for IH'2001 presentation.
2001-05-03
Richard Clayton, George Danezis: Highlights from the 2001 Information Hiding Workshop in Pittsburgh (~25 min).
2001-07-13
Maarten Botterman (RAND Europe) and Andrew Rathmell (King's College London) visit and are interested in information technology policy research.
2001-07-20
Chris Walsh (one of the developers of the Starlight system mentioned in Ross' book): Development of an ITSEC E6 MLS Capability (~40 min).
2001-08-21
First meeting in the new William Gates Building
2001-08-31
Moritz Strasser (Univ. Freiburg): The Tele-Witness – An option for binding telecooperation. (~30 min, host: Kai Rannenberg).
2001-09-07
George Danezis: Traffic Analysis Results (~10 min).
2001-09-21
Simon Tatham (author of PuTTY) visits and has a few questions about implementation security of a good random number source for DSA under Windows. Literature: NIST DSA, NIST RNG Tests, Yarrow, Gutmann, RFC 1750.
2001-09-28
Sergei Skorobogatov: Semi-invasive attacks on SRAM (~20 min).
2001-10-19
Mike Bond: Practical covert-channel attack on a Windows content-protection product (~10 min).
Silas Brown: Bypassing firewalls via SYN-cookies. (~10 min).
2001-10-26
Richard Sharp and David Scott: Abstracting Application Level Web Security (~10 min).
2001-11-30
Andrei Serjantov: Anonymizing censorship resistant systems (~20 min). Richard Clayton: How 11 September affected Internet operation (~10 min).
No meetings on 21 and 28 Dec 2001 and 4 Jan 2002.
2002-02-08
Markus Kuhn: The EURion constellation – identifying a copying-machine disabling geometric pattern on banknotes (~10 min).
2002-03-22
Christian Hauknes: Attitudes towards privacy in conjunction with location-based services (~20 min).
2002-03-29
Kanta Matsuura: How Financial Tools Help Information Security (~30 min, hosted by Ross).
2002-04-05
Markus Kuhn: A practical construction for arbitrary domain encryption (~10 min).
2002-04-12
Poorvi Vora (HP labs, Corvallis, Oregon): Variable Privacy through Randomized Responses of Specified Probability. (~20 min, hosted by Ross)
Andrei Serjantov, George Danezis: Towards an information theoretic metric for anonymity (~20 min, practice talk for PET2002).
2002-04-26
Bill Caelli: Current Research at the Information Security Research Centre at the Queensland University of Technology : The WYSIWYS (What-You-See-is-What-You-Sign) Problem and Electronic Notaries (15 min, invited by Ross).
2002-06-16
George Danezis: Third-generation remailer architectures – resistance to tagging attacks (~20 min).
2002-06-21
Andrei Serjantov: Anonymity and onion routing (~30 min).
2002-07-12
Sergei Skorobogatov: New optical probing results (~10 min)
Richard Clayton: On IBM 4758 DES-key generation timing attacks (10 min).
2002-10-04
Andrei Serjantov: From a trickle to a flood: Active attacks on several mix types (~25 min). George Danezis, Richard Clayton: Chaffinch : Secrecy in the face of legal threats (~25 min). Both are practice talks for InfoHiding 2002.
2002-10-11
Reports from InfoHiding 2002
Frank J. Furrer: Our PKI experience.
2002-10-18
Security Seminar: Rebecca Mercuri
2002-11-07
John DeTreville (Microsoft Research, Redmond, Palladium team) visits.
2002-11-22
Tony Hutchings from the UK's National High-Tech Crime Unit (nhtcu) visits.
2002-11-29
Steven Murdoch: Security Enhanced Linux overview (20 min).
2003-01-17
14:00-16:00: Open House for prospective PhD applicants
16:00-17:00: Security Seminar talk by Russel Coker on SELinux in LT2, therefore no meeting.
2003-01-31
15:30-17:00: Laboratory for Communications Engineering open house (WGB, SN/SE corridor). Therefore group meeting moved to 16:30.
2003-02-07
Jeff Yan: Collusion prevention and detection – a case study using online Bridge (~20 min). Meeting this time in room GS15 (our normal room FW11 was already booked).
2003-02-14
Bruce Christianson: CryptoBridge – On the use of cryptographic protocols in tournament Bridge (~10 min).
2003-02-28
Meeting this time in room FC22 (our normal room FW11 has builders working in that day to improve the acoustics).
2003-03-14
Richard Clayton: Improving onion notation (~15 min, practice talk for PET'03)
2003-03-21
George Danezis: Mix networks with restricted routes (~20 min, practice talk for PET'03)
2003-03-28
no meeting today
2003-04-18
no meeting today
2003-05-16
no meeting today (because of FIPR meeting)
2003-05-23
Stephen Lewis: How much is stronger DRM worth? (20 min)
Zheng Li: Some thoughts on an authorization framework in a grid environment (10 min)
2003-06-06
Meeting this time in room GS15 (our normal room FW11 was already booked).
2003-06-13
Matt Miller: Watermarking with explicit channel simulations (30 min).
Peter Eckersley: Virtual Markets for Virtual Goods: an alternative approach to digital copyright (20 min).
2003-06-20
Kai Rannenberg may be around.
2003-10-10
Welcome of new research students
2003-10-17
Stephen Lewis talks about his project with kelkoo.
2003-10-24
Andrei Serjantov: Passive attack analysis for connection-based anonymity systems (ESORICS talk)
2003-11-14
Matthias Jacob (Princeton University): Attacking an obfuscated cipher by injecting faults (30 min)
2003-12-05
Mike Bond: Formal analysis of Security APIs
2003-12-12
Moritz Becker: Cassandra: a role-based policy language, applied to electronic health records (30 min)
2003-12-19
no meeting today
2003-12-26
no meeting today
2004-02-27
Glen Slade from StegoStik will talk about a stego file system product his company has developed
2004-03-12
Andrej Serjantov: Secure multiparty computation: Yao's millionaire's protocol
2004-03-19
Discussion topic: Anti-forgery extensions for SMTP: RMX, SPF, Microsoft, DMP.
2004-03-26
Andrej Serjantov: Universal reencryption.
Mike Bond: Report from my visit to MIT.
Stephen Lewis: The witty worm.
2004-04-09
no meeting today (bank holiday)
2004-04-23
Richard Clayton, Steve Bishop: TCP Reset attacks (20 min).
2004-05-07
Meeting starts today at 15:20 with practice talks for WEIS, to leave time for those who want to attent Rabin's talk.
2004-05-28
Meeting this time in room FW26 (our normal room FW11 was already booked). Several people are in Toronto (IHW/PET) anyway.
2004-06-04
Meeting this time in room GS15 (our normal room FW11 was already booked). Several people are in Cologne (MS) anyway.
2004-07-09
Helen Nissenbaum visits (may talk about her work on privacy)
2004-07-16
Ford Long Wong: A tutorial on password based public-key crypto (IEEE 1363.2)
2004-08-13
Tony Finch, Computing Service: Protecting against email forgery in Cambridge (60 min)
2004-08-20
Yue Li: Two-way authentication PAM module for Linux (Diploma project, 10 min).
2004-08-27
Martin Vuagnoux: CBC pad timing attack on SSL/TLS1.0 (30 min).
2004-09-24
Meeting this time in room FW26 (our normal room FW11 is used for lectureship interviews).
2004-10-15
No meeting today, due to a Security Seminar.
2004-11-26
George Danezis: Conference trip reports (CCS and WPES).
2004-12-24
no meeting today
2004-12-31
no meeting today
2005-01-07
no meeting today
2005-01-14
Steven Murdoch, Stephen Lewis, George Danezis: Report from CCC 2004.
2005-01-21
Markus Kuhn: Intel's new VMX extension (Vanderpool Technology).
2005-02-18
Tyler Moore: Foundations of social capital (30 min).
2005-02-25
Leendert van Doorn visits.
Suggested discussion paper: Arjen Lenstra: Further progress in hashing cryptanalysis
2005-05-20
Piotr Zieliński: Latency-optimal fault-tolerant replication (45 min).
2005-06-03
Joon Woong Kim visits (hosted by Frank Stajano).
Meeting this time in room FW09 (our normal room FW11 is used for exam preparations).
2005-06-10
Meeting this time in room FW26 (our normal room FW11 is used for a School of Technology Council meeting).
2005-07-15
Ben Medlock (NLP group) will talk on his work on anonymising free-form text.
2005-08-05
Marcus Granado: Attacking Windows Kerberos password security (20 min).
2005-08-19
Gerhard Hancke: An RFID distance bounding protocol. (25 min, practice talk for SecureComm 2005)
2005-10-07
Various conference reports (SECURECOMM, etc.)
2005-10-14
Marcus Granado: report from FOSAD?
2005-10-21
Security Seminar: Steve Belovin (LT2)
2005-10-28
Pedro Adão: How concrete is the Dolev-Yao model? (25 min)
2005-12-23
no meeting today
2005-12-30
no meeting today
2006-01-06
no meeting today
2006-02-10
Richard Clayton: Some notes on the Great Firewall of China (20 min)
2006-02-17
Feng Hao: Remarks on Kish's "Totally secure classical communication system utilising Johnson(-like) noise and Kirchoff's law" (20 min)
Meeting this time in room FW26 (our normal room FW11 is used for a "Group Project syndicate" meeting).
2006-03-03
Meeting this time in room FW26 (our normal room FW11 is used for a "Group Project syndicate" meeting).
2006-03-10
Tyler Moore: Collusion attacks on sensor networks (PERSEC practice talk) (20 min)
2006-03-24
Hao Feng: Anonymous veto protocol (20 min, practice talk for SPW)
2006-03-31
Jeff Yan: Enhancing signature-based collaborative spam detection
2006-04-21
JoonWoong Kim: Remark on HB protocol: RFID protocol using LPN. (15 min)
2006-06-16
Meeting this time in room FW26 (our normal room FW11 is used for a School of Technology Council meeting).
2006-09-08
Security Seminar in LT2
2006-09-15
Piotr Zieliński: Low-latency Atomic Broadcast in the presence of contention. (20 min, DISC'06 practice talk)
2006-09-22
Joseph Bonneau: Cache collision timing attacks against AES (20 min)

Subsequent talks

Since October 2006, Security Group meeting talks have been announced on the talks.cam website.