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Seminar - Open to the Public

Crypto: A Look at the Current State of the Controversy

Mon., Feb. 4, 2019 | 12:15pm - 1:30pm

1 Brattle Square - Suite 470

Join the Cybersecurity Project for a lunch talk on "Crypto: A Look at the Current State of the Controversy" with Professor Susan Landau, Bridge Professor of Cyber Security and Policy in the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the School of Engineering, Department of Computer Science, Tufts University.

 

Lunch will be served on a first come, first served basis.

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Seminar - Harvard Students

Basics of Computer Systems, Networking, Encryption and Security: Computers 101 for HKS Students PART 2

Fri., Nov. 2, 2018 | 1:00pm - 2:30pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Land Hall, 4th Floor, Belfer Building

This 4-part class is a basic introduction to computer systems, networking, and how the Internet works, including all lower-level protocols and technologies that pull the Internet together. After mastering the basics, we will move on to the layers above, including security products and actual attacks against computer systems and the networks. There will be a full session on encryption and related technologies and how they fit into the overall Internet system.

We assume that students will have very basic knowledge of computer systems, but the class WILL be technical and hands-on. Students will be required to bring computers with them in order to do in-class exercises in real time.

This class will give students a strong background in technical matters, enabling them to take security and technology related classes at HKS and be fluent in technology matters in their future careers. 

Class 2: Network and host security products 
Part 2 will cover enterprise and personal security products. This will include network security systems (firewalls, deep packet inspection, VPN's, basic IDS/IPS systems and host security products (anti-virus, lockdown, blacklist/whitelist, intrusion detection and prevention, etc.).

 

Instructor:

Utsav Sohoni is a student in the mid-career MPA program at HKS. His professional background in computing is focused on software security and encryption, and he worked on some early problems surrounding online credit card transaction security. Utsav is currently an active duty officer in the United States Navy, where he has spent a number of years as a technical instructor.

Special Series - Harvard Students

Basics of Computer Systems, Networking, Encryption and Security: Computers 101 for HKS Students

Fri., Oct. 26, 2018 | 1:30pm - 3:00pm

1 Brattle Square - Room 401

This four-part seminar is a basic introduction to computer systems, networking, and cybersecurity, including the lower-level protocols and technologies that bind the Internet together. After mastering the basics, we will move on to the layers above, where we will discuss security best practices, encryption, and actual attacks against computer systems and networks. Students need only have a basic knowledge of computer systems, but the class WILL be technical and hands-on. Students will be required to bring computers with them in order to complete in-class exercises throughout the course. This seminar will provide students with a robust understanding of the technical aspects of cybersecurity, preparing them for the full range of cyber- and technology-related courses offered at Harvard Kennedy School. Regardless of their prior background, students will gain technical proficiency that can be applied to a wide variety of careers upon graduation. 
 

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Joe Nye: Normative Restraints on Cyber Conflict

Mon., Apr. 30, 2018 | 12:15pm - 1:30pm

1 Brattle Square - Suite 470

Joe Nye (University Distinguished Service Professor, Emeritus) will present his new paper, “Normative Restraints on Cyber Conflict.” Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis. 

Hack the Pentagon

Department of Defense

Seminar - Open to the Public

Hack the Pentagon: Vulnerability Disclosure and Bug Bounty Programs in the US Military and Beyond

Wed., Apr. 18, 2018 | 12:15pm - 1:30pm

1 Brattle Square - Suite 470

Lisa Wiswell (Principal at GRIMM and advisor to HackerOne) and Alex Rice (founder and chief technology officer at HackerOne) will reflect on their public and private sector experience setting up the Hack the Pentagon bug bounty program.

 

Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis.