Academic Perspectives on Cybersecurity Challenges

Academic Perspectives on Cybersecurity Challenges

Conference | Free | English

Monday, June 24th, 2019


Tel Aviv University - Senate Building(Jaglom Auditorium)


This conference provides a unique opportunity to discuss innovative research directions in cyber security and related research areas.


Carefully selected presentations will shed light on topics such as cryptography, privacy, cyber policy, social networks, neural computation, and more. The venue brings together leading academics, industry experts, students, and representatives of government agencies.





Gathering & Refreshments


Opening Remarks

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Prof. Isaac Ben-Israel , Conference Chairman , Cyber Week ; Director , Blavatnik ICRC, Tel Aviv University


Opening Remarks

Dr. Yaniv Harel , Head of Research Strategy , Blavatnik ICRC, Tel Aviv University ; General Manager Cyber Solutions Group , Dell EMC


Opening Remarks

Eynan Lichterman , Manager, R&D and Technologies , Strategy & Capacity Building Unit, Israel National Cyber Directorate


Session 1: Privacy & Cyber Law

Moderator - Prof. Michael Birnhack , Associate Dean for Research , Buchman Faculty of Law, Tel-Aviv University


Privacy's Blueprint: The Battle to Control the Design of New Technologies

Prof. Woodrow Hartzog , Professor of Law and Computer Science , Northeastern University


What is Anonymity in Digital Systems?

Prof. Claudia Diaz , Associate Professor at the COSIC research group of the Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT) , KU Leuven


FTC Cybersecurity

Prof. Chris Jay Hoofnagle , Adjunct Professor , School of Information and School of Law, University of California, Berkeley


EU Ethical Guidelines for Artificial Intelligence

Prof. Dr. Dr. Eric Hilgendorf , Professor , University of Wurzburg




Coffee Break


Introduction: Expert lecture - Cybersecurity in a Global Context

Moderator - Dr. Udi Sommer , Senior Lecturer, School of Political Science, Government and International Relations , Tel Aviv University


Expert lecture - Normalization as an Approach to Norms

Prof. Martin Libicki , Professor , U.S. Naval Academy


Session 2: Machine Learning and the AI Frontier

Moderator - Prof. Irad Ben-Gal , Head of the Laboratory of AI Business & Data Analytics (LAMBDA) , Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University


Unwanted Machine Learning

Prof. Vitaly Shmatikov , Professor , Cornell Tech, Cornell University


Trust as Currency: Liquidity and Robustness in Credit Networks

Prof. Ashish Goel , Professor of Management Science and Engineering and (by courtesy) Computer Science , Stanford


FlowPic: Encrypted Internet Traffic Classification is as Easy as Image Recognition

Prof. Yuval Shavitt , Professor of Electrical Engineering , Tel Aviv University







Prof. Yaron Oz , Rector, Professor at the School of Physics and Astronomy , Tel Aviv University


Session 3: Opportunities and Challenges in Cryptography

Moderator - Prof. Benny Applebaum , Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering , Tel Aviv University


Secrecy, Free Will and Malicious Manipulators

Prof. Artur Ekert , Professor of Quantum Physics , University of Oxford & Lee Kong Chian Centennial ; Director , Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore


Identifying Relatives (Almost) Privately

Prof. Benny Chor , Professor , School of Computer Science, Tel Aviv University


Threshold Cryptography

Dr. Tal Rabin , Director of Research , Algorand Foundation




Session 4: Multi-Dimensional Cyber Defense

Moderator - Dr. Yaniv Harel , Head of Research Strategy , Blavatnik ICRC, Tel Aviv University ; General Manager Cyber Solutions Group , Dell EMC


Intelligent Self-Healing Software

Prof. Abhik Roychoudhury , Professor of Computer Science , National University of Singapore


System-Level Solutions for Wireless Security

Rabia Tugce Yazicigil , Assistant Professor , ECE Department, Boston University


Implications of Insecure Foundations for Internet Security

Prof. Dr. Michael Waidner , Director , Fraunhofer SIT Darmstadt ; Professor for Computer Science , Technische Universität Darmstadt ; CEO , National Research Center for Applied Cybersecurity CRISP




Closing Remarks


Academic Perspectives on Cybersecurity Challenges