Dr. Steven Murdoch
Steven J. Murdoch is a researcher in the Security Group of the Cambridge University Computer Laboratory, working on the Tor Project. His research interests include covert channels, banking security, anonymous communications, and censorship resistance. Following his PhD studies on anonymous communications, he worked with the OpenNet Initiative, investigating Internet censorship. Currently he is working for the Tor Project, on improving the security and usability of the Tor anonymity system. He is also working on analyzing the security of banking systems especially Chip & PIN/EMV, and is Chief Security Architect of Cronto, an online authentication technology provider.
Security economics is a powerful technique in understanding human and corporate behaviour in the design and use of security technology. This talk will describe how computer security is not merely a technical problem, and discuss examples where economics is necessary to explain the situations that exist. Finally, the talk will describe areas where the open market has not been able to create a satisfactory solution, and where regulatory power should be used.