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"Secrets and Lies" author Bruce Schneier visits with RIT faculty to discuss student project inspired by his book

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 3:06pm -- frbics

 

Author Bruce Schneier visited RIT Wednesday, Oct. 23 to talk with Professors Bill Stackpole, Daryl Johnson and Dan Bogaard about a student project inspired by a lecture on a chapter from his book, Secrets and Lies. Students Matt Tentilucci and Nick Roberts initially launched the project, titled "Crowdsourcing Computer Security Attack Trees," and were joined shortly thereafter by students Shreshth Kandari and Victoria Brake. Also part of the project is George Markowsky, a visiting scholar from The University of Maine. In their project proposal, Tentilucci and Roberts write, "Attack trees or fault analysis trees have been used for a variety of different purposes in a number of different industries. However, there seems to currently be no effort to use attack trees in a computer security context. This project seeks to find an easy way to create and utilize attack trees for visualizing and understanding computer security vulnerabilities while also being able to harness the power of crowdsourcing."