IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy

March/April 2016

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In This Issue

To bring the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy to a wider audience, IEEE Security & Privacy magazine's editorial board decided to devote one special issue each year to a reprise of selected symposium papers. This year, the special issue focuses on two of the Security and Privacy Workshops held in conjunction with the symposium. Three articles discuss security in Web systems, and the fourth describes the emerging field of privacy engineering and the motivation, content, and results of the first workshop on this topic. 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

 Addressing Gender Gaps in Teens' Cybersecurity Engagement and Self-Efficacy

Addressing Gender Gaps in Teens' Cybersecurity Engagement and Self-Efficacy

A study comparing gender differences in confidence and interest among teens at a cybersecurity camp found that, although males initially scored higher, females caught up by week's end. Read full article »

Mitigating Risk with Cyberinsurance

Mitigating Risk with Cyberinsurance

To achieve a proper balance between security investments and acceptable loss, businesses are now buying cyberinsurance, a cost-saving but still-developing strategy Read full article »

A New Legal Framework for Online Anonymity: California’s Privacy-Based Approach

Mettle Fatigue: VW's Single-Point-of-Failure Ethics

After a year of denials, Volkswagen admitted in September 2015 that multiple makes and models of its diesel vehicles contained defeat device software. The decisions leading to "Dieselgate" involved a corruption of engineering ethics that the profession ought to address. Read full article »

Assessing the Federal Trade Commission’s Privacy Assessments

Assessing the Federal Trade Commission's Privacy Assessments

"Assessments"—evaluations performed by outside accounting firms—are a key tool for regulators to detect privacy and security problems. However, these assessments are less intense than audits and fall short of what is needed to ensure that companies honor consumer privacy expectations. 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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Silver Bullet Celebrates 10 Years! Marcus Ranum Interviews Gary McGraw
To celebrate 10 straight years of the monthly Silver Bullet Security Podcast, we're flipping the mic. During the past decade, Dr. Gary McGraw has interviewed some of the security industry's most influential gurus. A globally recognized authority on security and software, he is the CTO of Cigital and the author of eight bestselling books on software security — and for the 120th Silver Bullet interview, he's not the one asking the questions. In this landmark episode, firewall inventor Marcus Ranum takes on the role of Silver Bullet host to interview Gary on a variety of topics including evolutionary biology and security, the Internet of Things, hard-core cyber insurgency, advisory board work, software security, tinfoil hats, the surveillance state, and more.Watch Marcus and Gary celebrate a decade of Silver Bullet in this special podcast and video edition. More podcast episodes »