Ari Juels is a professor at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech and Computer Science faculty member at Cornell University. He was previously Chief Scientist at RSA, The Security Division of EMC.
His interests span a broad range of topics in computer security, cryptography, and privacy, including cloud security, financial cryptography, cybersecurity, user authentication, medical-device security, biometrics, and security and privacy for the Internet of Things.
He was named an MIT Technology Review "Innovator Under 35” and to Computerworld’s “40 Under 40” list. Juels received a BA in Latin Literature and Mathematics from Amherst College (1991) and a PhD in Computer Science from UC Berkeley (1996).
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Security & Privacy Concepts in the Wild
This course will give students a technical and social understanding of how and why security and privacy matter, help them think adversarially and impart how (and how not) to design systems and products. Less attention will be paid to specific skills such as hacking, writing secure code and security administration. Topics will include user authentication, cryptography, malware, behavioral economics in security, human factors in security, privacy and anonymity, side channels, decoys and deception and adversarial modeling. We will explore these concepts by studying real-world systems and attacks, including Bitcoin, Stuxnet, retailer breaches, implantable medical devices, and health apps -- and we will consider future issues that may arise in personal genomics, virtual worlds, and autonomous vehicles.