Over The Rainbow: 21st Century Security and Privacy is an IEEE podcast hosted by Bob Blakley and Lorrie Cranor. The podcast looks forward to the new century in hopes that security and privacy can be made more effective by (1) learning and remembering the lessons of the past, (2) discovering innovative, multidisciplinary approaches to complex security and privacy problems, (3) leaving behind 20th Century ideas that have not proven effective in practice, and (4) building a larger and stronger community of practitioners by attracting and supporting a diverse, global workforce whose experiences and insights expand and enrich the ongoing security and privacy conversation. The podcast will feature conversations with security leaders from academia, industry, and government, as well as rising new stars in the field and experts from related disciplines.
Hosts: Bob Blakely and Lorrie Cranor
Bob Blakley is an Operating Partner at Team8. He was previously Global Director of Information Security Innovation at Citi. He recently served as a member of the National Academy of Science’s Committee on Technical Assessment of the Feasibility and Implications of Quantum Computing and as a member of Forum on Cyber Resilience – a National Academies Roundtable. He has served as Plenary chair of the NSTIC Identity Ecosystem Steering Group and as Research and Development Co-Chair of FSSCC – the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security, and was the general editor of the OASIS SAML specification. Prior to joining Citi, Bob was Distinguished Analyst and Agenda Manager for Identity and Privacy at Gartner and Burton group. Before that, he was Chief Scientist for Security and Privacy at IBM. He is past general chair of the IEEE Security and Privacy Symposium and the ACSA New Security Paradigms workshop. He was awarded ACSAC’s Distinguished Security Practitioner award in 2002, and is a frequent speaker at information security and computer industry events. Bob received the A.B. in Classics from Princeton University, and the MS and PhD in Computer and Communications Science from the University of Michigan.
Lorrie Cranor is the Director and Bosch Distinguished Professor in Security and Privacy Technologies of CyLab and the FORE Systems Professor of Computer Science and of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. She is also co-director of the Collaboratory Against Hate: Research and Action Center at Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh. She directs the CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory (CUPS) and co-directs the MSIT-Privacy Engineering masters program. In 2016 she served as Chief Technologist at the US Federal Trade Commission. She is also a co-founder of Wombat Security Technologies, Inc, a security awareness training company that was acquired by Proofpoint. She has authored over 200 research papers on online privacy, usable security, and other topics. She founded the Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS) and co-founded the Conference on Privacy Engineering Practice and Respect (PEPR). She has served on a number of boards and working groups, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation Board of Directors, the Computing Research Association Board of Directors, the Aspen Institute Cybersecurity Group, and the W3C Platform for Privacy Preferences Project (P3P) Working Group. She was elected to the ACM CHI Academy and named a Fellow of the IEEE, ACM, and AAAS. She also received the 2018 ACM CHI Social Impact Award, the 2018 International Association of Privacy Professionals Privacy Leadership Award, and (with colleagues) the 2018 IEEE Cybersecurity Award for Practice. She was previously a researcher at AT&T-Labs Research and taught in the Stern School of Business at New York University. She holds a doctorate in Engineering and Policy from Washington University in St. Louis.
In this episode, Lorrie and Bob talk to Susan Landau about her new book, People Count: Contact-Tracing Apps and Public Health, described by its publisher (MIT Press) as “an introduction to the technology of contact tracing and its usefulness for public health, considering questions of efficacy, equity, and privacy.” Susan is Bridge Professor in Cyber Security and Policy at The Fletcher School and the School of Engineering, Department of Computer Science, Tufts University and Visiting Professor, Department of Computer Science, University College London. Susan works at the intersection of cybersecurity, national security, law, and policy.