Aug 19 23
Santa Barbara




Invited Talks


Monday, August 20, 2012 11:20-12:20

Invited Talk 1 The End of Crypto
Jonathan Zittrain, Harvard University


This talk will reflect on the core purposes of cryptology, and the extent to which those purposes are served -- and servable -- in today's digital environment.

Speaker Bio:

Jonathan Zittrain is Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School of government, Professor of Computer Science at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and co-founder of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society.  His research interests include battles for control of digital property and content, cryptography, electronic privacy, the roles of intermediaries within Internet architecture, human computing, and the useful and unobtrusive deployment of technology in education.

He performed the first large-scale tests of Internet filtering in China and Saudi Arabia, and now as part of the OpenNet Initiative he has co-edited a series of studies of Internet filtering by national governments: "Access Denied," "Access Controlled," and "Access Contested."

He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society, the Board of Directors of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the Board of Advisors for Scientific American.  His book "The Future of the Internet -- And How to Stop It" is available from Yale University Press and Penguin UK -- and under a Creative Commons license.  Papers may be found at <>.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 11:10-12:10

Invited Talk 2 Recent Advances and Existing Research Questions in Platform
Ernie Brickell, Intel Corporation


In this talk I will provide a description of recent uses Intel has made of cryptography in our platforms, including providing a hardware random number generator, using anonymous signatures, and improving performance of cryptographic algorithms. I will discuss how processor capabilities could be used more effectively by cryptographic algorithms.  I will then discuss research questions in cryptographic protocols and platform security that are motivated by our goals.

Speaker Bio:

Ernie Brickell is the Chief Security Architect at Intel.  He runs the Security Architecture Forum which is the decision making body on security architecture at Intel.  He is responsible for review and approval of all security architectures across all products at Intel and evaluating new technologies for their impact on security and privacy of Intel platforms.  He is also responsible for developing priorities for path finding for security technologies.

Ernie has been working in cryptology and security for 30 years.  He has previously chaired and been a program chair at the Crypto conference. He was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cryptology, and served as editorial board member for 12 years.

Ernie has focused his recent personal research on privacy protocols. He developed with coauthors, Jan Camenish and Liqun Chen, the Direct Anonymous Attestation protocol so that a hardware device could provide a proof that it was a trusted device without revealing the identity of the device.  With coauthor Jiangtao Li, he developed the Enhanced Privacy ID, which improved the revocation capability so that an anonymous signer of a message could be revoked. Earlier in his career, Ernie received a reward from Ralph Merkle for breaking the Merkle Hellman knapsack cryptosystem.