MITACS Digital Security Seminar Series at Carleton University

Room: 5115 Herzberg Building (13 on Campus Map)
Location: School of Computer Science, Carleton University

The MITACS Digital Security Seminar (DSS) series provides a research-oriented forum for the presentation and discussion of results across a broad spectrum of security-related topics, reflecting the interests of Carleton's Computer Security Lab (CCSL). The talks are intended to be of appeal to a wide audience, including non-specialists. Speakers are encouraged to put their results in proper context, and to address topics having both scientific and practical relevance.

Schedule (Winter 2006)
All talks 3:00 - 4:00pm

Date Speaker Topic (Abstract) More Info
May 9, 2006 Dr. Carrie Gates (CA Labs) Testing security detectors: How well will [detector X] work on my network? N/A
Apr 25, 2006 Prof. Fabian Monrose (Johns Hopkins University) Biometric Authentication Revisited: Understanding the impact of wolves in sheep's clothing N/A
Apr 11, 2006 Dr. Chenxi Wang (Carnegie Mellon University) The Coral project at CMU: Defending against large-scale attacks N/A
Mar 28, 2006 Prof. John Aycock (University of Calgary) Stupid Zombie Tricks N/A
Mar 14, 2006 Prof. Philip Fong (University of Regina) IsoMod: A Module System for Isolating Untrusted Software Extensions slides(pdf)
Feb 28, 2006 Mary Ellen Zurko (IBM, Lotus division) User-Centered Security: Stepping Up to the Grand Challenge paper(pdf) slides(ppt)
Feb 14, 2006 Prof. Mourad Debbabi (Concordia University) Some Results in IT Security Using Language Technology N/A
Jan 31, 2006 Prof. José M. Fernandez (École Polytechnique de Montréal) Optimising Malware paper(pdf)

Cognos Innovation Lecture

Date Speaker Topic More Info
Dec. 1, 2005 Prof. Steven Bellovin (Columbia University) Cryptography and the Internet [Invitation] [Slides]

Announcement of a talk is usually sent out a week before the talk. To subscribe to our DSS mailing-list, please send an email to dsg (at) with the information of your name, title, email address, and affiliation.

To suggest speakers or topics, please see email address below.

Seminar Co-ordinators: Dr. Paul Van Oorschot and Tim Furlong

Last updated: January 11, 2006.
Seminar inquiries? Mail: furlong (at)