Cornell Tech has formed one of the world’s leading research groups specializing in cybersecurity, privacy and cryptography. The four scientists in the group are known for their influence on industry, nonprofit and government practice, as well as for their highly cited, award-winning research. Their work spans data encryption, cryptography, cryptocurrency, machine-learning and Internet of Things privacy and security. To a degree unusual for an academic-based research team, the Cornell Tech Security Group (CTSG) will consult regularly with industry practitioners to drive and inform best practices and the group’s research.
“Cybersecurity touches nearly every aspect of our daily lives, from consumer privacy to the security of corporations and governments and, increasingly, to criminal investigations,” said Cornell Tech Dean Dan Huttenlocher. “The Cornell Tech Security Group brings together four of the world’s leading cybersecurity experts as they identify new vulnerabilities and advance the state of the art in modern security.”
Team members’ current efforts include “Honey Encryption,” the use of decoys and deception to make encrypted data harder to access even if stolen; keeping enterprise-setting passwords secure in the event of a system breach; design of a secure anonymous survey system; and development of a system to preserve privacy in deep learning, particularly when applied to sensitive data.
Members of the CTSG: