Security on Tap

May/June 2015

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In this Issue

This issue of IEEE Security & Privacy features articles on improving security with diversity, better cryptographic security protocols, and a new identity management model for pervasive computing environments. It also highlights the challenges of establishing cybersecurity in India and examines attacks specific to manufacturing machine parts and intelligent transport systems.

From the Editors

If we hope to provide an Internet of Things that's useful, we must understand users' privacy expectations of their smart devices and the environment in which they operate. Samsung's Smart TV situation throws that into clear relief. Read full article »

About IEEE Security & Privacy

IEEE Security & Privacy magazine provides articles with both a practical and research bent by the top thinkers in the field along with case studies, tutorials, columns, and in-depth interviews and podcasts for the information security industry.

Articles from IEEE Security & Privacy

Understanding Cybercrime from Its Stakeholders' Perspectives: Part 2--Defenders and Victims

Understanding Cybercrime from Its Stakeholders' Perspectives: Part 2--Defenders and Victims

A comprehensive model and taxonomy of cybercrime, including all of its stakeholders, would contribute to better cybersecurity. Part 2 focuses on defenders and victims of cybercrime. Read full article »

Never Mind Pearl Harbor-What about a Cyber Love Canal?

Never Mind Pearl Harbor — What about a Cyber Love Canal?

Focusing on malicious attacks on the current infrastructure might be distracting us from another looming challenge: the risk to emerging infrastructure due to carelessness. Read full article »


Authentication at Scale

Arguing that it's time to give up on elaborate password rules, Google Vice President of Security Eric Grosse and engineer Mayank Upadhyay present a better way to achieve stronger user identification. Read full article »


Silver Bullet Security Podcast with Gary McGraw

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Bart Preneel
On the 109th episode of The Silver Bullet Security Podcast, Gary is joined by Bart Preneel. Preneel is a full professor at the KU Leuven, one of the oldest universities in the world. They discuss the differences in approaches to security between the EU and the US, what the picture of building security in looks like around the world, quantum cryptography, and the implications of the Snowden revelations on cryptography. They close out their chat discussing Preneel’s Dixieland band. More podcast episodes »