ACE Seminar: Emerging Security Research at Symantec Research Labs

Speaker: Brian Witten

Date/Time: 27-Mar-2017, 15:00 UTC

Venue: MPEB 103

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Abstract


This talk provides an overview of emerging security research in several areas, including recent top tier security conference publications and industry standards work by Symantec Research Labs in:
 - Leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI)
 - Protecting the Internet of Things (IOT)
 - Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
 - Ending passwords, particularly in the Cloud

Bio

As Senior Director of Symantec Research Labs (SRL) Worldwide, Brian Witten is responsible for leading all research and development by SRL. Brian joined Symantec Research Labs 12 years ago and created Symantec Research Labs Europe along with several new technologies now used in Symantec's enterprise and Norton consumer offerings. Throughout his time at Symantec, Brian has led product engineering teams that helped build and deliver award winning mobile, cloud, and desktop products including Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP.cloud) and Norton Mobile Security. Brian's work at Symantec directly contributed to embedding security into over one billion Internet of Things (IOT) devices. Over the past 20 years, Brian has helped build security into countless things ranging from spacecraft to consumer electronics, critical infrastructure, and other systems now used in banks, hospitals and manufacturing companies around the world. Prior to joining Symantec, Brian worked at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the U.S. military's central research and development organization where he managed an R&D investment portfolio of more than $150 million in U.S. and international efforts. Prior to DARPA, Brian served as an officer in the US Air Force.

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