Ethics in information security

Our societies are undergoing pervasive digitalization. It is not an understatement to say that every facet of human endeavor is being profoundly changed by the use of computing and digital technologies. Naturally such sweeping changes also bring forth ethical issues that computing professionals have to face and deal with. The question is: are they being […]


Today, the Heads of CS departments at Aalto University and University of Helsinki made a joint announcement establishing Helsinki-Aalto Center for Information Security HAIC. HAIC is intended to serve as a main focal point for research and education in the broad areas of information security & privacy at both universities. Initially HAIC will focus on […]

Zero-effort authentication : useful but difficult to get right

At the forthcoming 2016 Networking and Distributed Systems Symposium we present case study on designing systems that are simultaneously secure and easy-to-use. Transparent (“zero-effort”) authentication is a very desirable goal. But designing and analyzing them correctly is a challenge. At the 2014 IEEE Security and Privacy Symposium, a top conference on information security and privacy, […]