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.
Anonymity systems requirements and architecture
Anonymity systems are one of the most challenging classes of security technologies to build and deploy. This talk will describe the types of systems which are available and difficulties encountered in realising these goals. As a case study, the talk will use the largest deployed anonymity network, Tor.