UW CSE’s security lab featured on David Pogue’s PBS NOVA Science NOW

David Pogue’s PBS NOVA Science NOW featured the work of UW CSE Security and Privacy Research Lab as the final segment of the episode “Can Science Stop Crime?”

Those featured include UW CSE faculty member Yoshi Kohno, UW CSE Ph.D. alum Dan Halperin, and UW CSE Ph.D. students Karl Koscher, Franzi Roesner, Alexei “Crash” Czeskis – and the work of these and others.

Watch this 12-minute PBS NOVA Science NOW segment!

Watch Can Science Stop Crime? on PBS. See more from NOVA scienceNOW.

UW CSE’s Yoshi Kohno (and really the whole Security Lab) to be featured Wednesday on PBS TV NOVA scienceNOW

The Seattle Times describes this Wednesday’s PBS TV NOVA scienceNOW:

“For most people, computer security means just that: Keeping viruses off your desktop or laptop, your PC or your Mac.

“But when Tadayoshi Kohno thinks of computers and security, he thinks about the vulnerabilities inherent in a whole range of devices that are increasingly connected wirelessly to the Internet, to cellphones or to each other.

“A computer scientist at the University of Washington, Kohno has proved that you can hack and take over the circuitry of a pacemaker, an implantable defibrillator, a child’s toy, a mileage-tracking device for runners, and — perhaps most chilling of all — a car.

“Kohno, 34, is so good at what he does that government regulators and manufacturers habitually beat a path to his door, in the UW’s computer science and engineering department, where he is an associate professor.

“Kohno will be featured Wednesday on PBS’s NOVA scienceNOW, in an episode that examines whether science can help solve crime.”

Read more here. Watch NOVA scienceNOW on PBS TV on Wednesday (in Seattle, 10 p.m. on KCTS-9)!

Security Lab’s Alexei Czeskis interviewed about White House network breach

Alexei Czeskis, a Ph.D. student in UW CSE’s Security and Privacy Research Lab, is interviewed by The Voice of Russia – American Edition.

“After news surfaced over the weekend that a U.S. government computer network was breached by hackers, computer security experts have weighed on the situation, calling it ‘a game between defenders and attackers.’ …

“Host Jessica Jordan spoke with Alexei Czeskis, a Ph.D. candidate in the Security and Privacy Research Lab at the University of Washington, to learn more about the hacking and computer security.”

Listen to the interview here.

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