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Security Origami: The Art of Folding Security Engineering Practice into Privacy, Security and Cybersecurity

Seda Gürses, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Information Law Institute at New York University, will be giving a talk on network security practices and issues of privacy as an invited guest of the Center for CyberCrime Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Please join us in the mathematics conference room (6.63.37) in the new building at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (524 W. 59th St., Manhattan) from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 2, 2014.

ABSTRACT: Given the prominence of networked technologies in our everyday lives, civil society, industry and governments are looking to delegate some responsibility to engineers to “secure” these networks. Each of these forces imagines folding security engineering practice into a project of “privacy", “security" or “cybersecurity". While all three projects are related, they are also in tension with each other with respect to their understanding and implementation of security. This talk will look at some of the assumptions that underlie this delegation relationship by studying security engineering artifacts. The talk then continues to ask, what would it take to make this into a delegation relationship that is open to public scrutiny.