COS in the News, 2008
- Lorrie Cranor, "How to Foil "Phishing" Scams", Research on Phishing highlited in Scientific American. Understanding the human factors that make people vulnerable to online criminals can improve borth security training and technology.
- Lorrie Cranor is giving the Keynote Talk at the Computer Science 2008 Conference in Cambridge, UK.
- Lorrie Cranor was quoted in a WTAE TV 4 article entitled "Call 4 Action: Avoid Online Shopping Scams During Holiday Season" which can be viewed here.
- Rahul Tongia delivered the Keynote Address at the Demand Response Forum organized by SCE on October 20, 2008. His remarks set the stage for a full day of presentations and discussions by IT technologists, utility professionals, and researchers focusing on the use of Information for managing electricity demand.
- Lorrie Cranor was interviewed by Aleecia McDonald on Freepress Media Minutes. You can listen to the audio here.
- Kathleen M. Carley was featured in an October 11 article in The Guardian entitled, "Ghosts in the Machine: The numerati are out there, mapping our behaviour through every keystroke and web page visit. But who are they and what does their data say about us?" by Stephen Baker.
- COS Faculty Lorrie Cranor is featured in an article on ReadWriteWeb entitled, "How Safe Is That Web App? Researchers Want Online Privacy Policies Regulated" by Sarah Perez, October 10, 2008.
- COS Faculty Lorrie Cranor is featured in an article on MediaPost Publications entitled, " Online Execs Object To Privacy Statement Report" by Wendy Davis, October 9, 2008.
- COS Faculty Lorrie Cranor is featured in an article on PcPro entitled "Reading privacy policies "would take 20 hours a month" by Barry Collins, October 9, 2008.
- COS Faculty Lorrie Cranor is featured in an article on Ars Technica entitled "Study: Reading online privacy policies could cost $365 billion a year" by Nate Anderson, October 8, 2008.
- COS Faculty Lorrie Cranor is featured in an article on Dark Reading entitled, " Users, Enterprises Pay for Poor Privacy Policies, Study Says Research paper seeks to quantify loss of time spent reading confusing, overwritten privacy policies" by Tim Wilson, October 7, 2008.
- COS Faculty Lorrie Cranor and COS PhD student Ponnurangam Kumaraguru gave presentations at the Anti-Phishing Working Group eCrime Researchers Summit in October 2008.
- Stephen Baker, author of The Numerati, which features the work of Kathleen M. Carley and CASOS, gave a talk and a book signing at Carnegie Mellon University on September 9.
- Kathleen M. Carley and the CASOS are highlighted in The Numerati by Stephen Baker for their work on Organizations and in Counter-Terrorism.
- COS Faculty Norman Sadeh, Lorrie Cranor and HCII Faculty Jason Hong co-founded a start-up company. Their company, Wombat Security Technologies, offers a suite of anti-phishing solutions.
- Lorrie Cranor was elected to the Board of Directors of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
- Kathleen M. Carley and CASOS were featured in an article in the August 28 issue of Business Week entitled "Book Excerpt: The Numerati by Stephen Baker."
"The next big step," says Kathleen M. Carley, a lead researcher in social networks at Carnegie Mellon University, "is to take tools like this and tie them to scheduling and productivity programs."
- Norman Sadeh was an invited speaker at the SAP Academic Symposium in Palo Alto, CA. Hi stalk was entitled, "Selective Access and Obfuscation of Enterprise Data".
- COS Faculty Lorrie Cranor is featured in an article on Pittsburgh Tribune-Review entitled, "Allegedly illegal Democratic e-mails 'waste' of taxes" ", by Brad Bumsted and Debra Erdley, August 2, 2008.
- Rahul Tongia and fellow ISR faculty member Dave Farber were expert witnesses at the FCC Public Hearing at Carnegie Mellon University on broadband and the digital future. Details can be found in this pdf.
- Norman Sadeh was Co-Chair of the AAAI 2008 Workshop on Trading Agent Design and Analysis (TADA'08).
- Norman Sadeh was the "A Mixed Initiative Trading Competition: New Research and Education Opportunities" Panel Chair at the AAAI 2008 Workshop on Trading Agents Design and Analysis in Chicago, IL.
- Norman Sadeh gave an invited presentation entitled, "Capturing and Understanding People's Privacy Preferences in a Friend Finder Application" at the Workshop on Opportunistic RF Localization for Next Generation Wireless Devices at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
- Norman Sadeh gave an invited presentation entitled, "M-Commerce: Stripping e-Retailing to its Essence" at the 2008 Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition.
- Professors Norman Sadeh, Lorrie Cranor and Jason Hong co-found Wombat Security Technologies, a company commercializing anti-phishing technologies they developed as part of one of the largest national research projects in this area.
COS Program News, 2008
- COS Ph.D. Student Kumaraguru, Ponnurangam will be program chair for the Anti-Phishing Working Group's eCrime Researchers' Summit next fall.
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