Keynote speakers


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Amit Sahai (UCLA)     Moti Yung (Google)


Speaker: Amit Sahai (UCLA)
Title: Advances in Obfuscation
Abstract: The goal of general-purpose program obfuscation is to make an arbitrary computer program “unintelligible” while preserving its functionality. Obfuscation allows us to achieve a powerful capability: software that can keep a secret. This talk will cover recent advances in obfuscation research, that have allowed for the first time constructions of general-purpose obfuscation mechanisms with security based on plausible mathematical conjectures.

Speaker: Moti Yung (Google)
Title: From Program Hiding in HW and SW to “Mind Obfuscation” -- Old Warnings New Threats!!
Abstract: The recent renewed interest in "algorithm replacement attacks" raises the question regarding "the dark side of program obfuscation" as the potential (typically negative) side effect of successfully hiding the program details. I will review the historical, and recent warnings regarding the possibilities of such attacks, in particular in the case of asymmetric back door attacks. I will review the possibility, application, and threats of the latter and the implication of hiding algorithms [sw and hw implementation hiding issues] and their intention [algorithm design hiding issues] and their general implication to trust in computing systems.


ARO_2014_Workshop_Program

ARO_2014_Workshop_Program