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Don't Swallow the Snake Oil: Oscar Wilde, Method Acting, and Vulnerability Assessments

Date and Time
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Woolworth Center 202
Dr. Johnston, from Argonne National Laboratory
Edward Felten
Both cyber security and physical security (but especially the latter) are plagued with poor products, flawed practice, and sloppy thinking. This talk discusses what we can learn from Oscar Wilde and Method Acting about how to think critically about security. We will then examine some of the snake oil associated with GPS, RFIDs, tamper-indicating seals, biometrics, and other “security” technologies.

Dr. Johnston is head of the Vulnerability Assessment Team at Argonne National Laboratory.

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