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Simson L. Garfinkel, Ph.D.


Chief, Center for Disclosure Avoidance Research
U.S. Census Bureau

Research Interests

Privacy, Cyber Security, Usable Security, Digital Forensics, Institutional Review Boards, and more....

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 2005
Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering
Dissertation: Design Principles and Patterns for Computer Systems that are Simultaneously Secure and Usable
Supervised by David D. Clark and Robert C. Miller
Honorable mention for the 2005 George M. Sprowls award for the best doctoral thesis in computer science.
Columbia University School of Journalism, New York, NY. 1988
S.M. in Journalism with Honors
Master's Thesis: Tenant Screening Services in the United States
Supervised by Steven Ross
Winner of the 1988 Elisabbeta DiCagno Award "for the best investigative story on environmental protection or human rights."
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 1987
S.B. Chemistry; S.B. Political Science; S.B. program in Science, Technology and Society
Bachelor's thesis: Radio Research, McCarthyism and Paul F. Lazarsfeld (OCR)
Supervised by Peter Buck

Positions Held

Full-Time Positions

U.S. Census Bureau, Suitland, MD    Jan 2017--
Chief, Center for Disclosure Avoidance Research.
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersberg, MD    Jan 2015--Jan 2017
Senior Advisor, Information Access Division. Research includes privacy and data de-identification.
Naval Postgraduate School, United States Navy    Sept. 2006 --Jan 2015
Associate Professor (tenured). Research on computer forensics; security and usability; cyberlaw.
Center for Research on Computation and Society, Harvard University    Sept. 2005 --- August 2008
Post-doctoral fellow. Research on computer forensics; security and usability.
Computer Science Department, University of Auckland, NZ    August 2005
Honorary Research Scholar. Research on cross-drive forensics.
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT    Sept. 2002 --- June 2005
Doctoral student. Research on security and usability; secure messaging; and digital forensics.
Broadband2Wireless, Inc.    May 2000 --- July 2001
Network Architect, Chief Scientist, and Advisory Board Member for startup nation-wide wireless ISP.
Sandstorm Enterprises, Inc.
Founder (1998), CTO (1998-2001)
Conceived and organized software development firm specializing in computer forensic tools. Negotiated startup funding. Lead architect and developer of two products.
Vineyard.NET, Inc    July 1995 --- September 2002
Co-Founder. Launched first Internet Service Provider on Martha's Vineyard with $5000 in personal investment. Grew company to 1500 subscribers with annual revenue of $500,000. Negotiated sale of company to Broadband2Wireless.
Simson Garfinkel & Associates, Inc.    May 1992 --- February 1993
Founder. Conceived and organized company to develop and market SBook, an AI-based address book application for NeXTSTEP-based computers. Lead developer. Supervised two employees. Negotiated sale of company to Sarrus Software, Inc.
NeXTWORLD Magazine    June 1991 --- Sept. 1993
Senior Editor. Wrote, Assigned, and Edited articles about NeXT Computers, Inc., object-oriented technology, and Unix.
NeXT Computer, Inc.    May 1990, August 1991
Consultant. Created a kernel-resident CDROM subsystem (ISO 9660 with Rock Ridge extensions) for NeXTSTEP 2.0; updated for NeXTSTEP 3.0.
IRIS Project, Brown University,    June 1987 --- August 1987
System programmer. Designed and implemented a CDROM File system NFS Server.

Part-Time and Adjunct Positions

George Mason University, Vienna, VA    2016--
Adjunct Faculty
Georgetown University, Washington, DC    2016--
Adjunct Lecturer
Basis Technology, Cambridge, MA   2005--2008
Consulting Scientist.
Northeastern University    Summer 2004
Instructor
CSO Magazine, Framingham, MA    2003--2008
Founding Editor at Large of IDG's magazine devoted to computer security.
Intellivid, Inc, Cambridge, MA   2003--2008
Member, Advisory Board. Intellivid developed intelligent video surveillance systems.
ePrivacy Group, Paoli, PA   2000-2004
Founder, Advisor of startup that developed server-side privacy and security solutions.
MIT Lincoln Laboratory    Spring 1998, Spring 1999
Consultant. Developed novel Internet attacks for 1998 and 1999 DARPA Intrusion Detection Evaluations.
Sandstorm Enterprises, Inc.
Treasurer (2000-2008)
Technology Review Magazine, Cambridge, MA    {1998 --- present
Contributing Editor
Privada, Menlo Park, CA    1998 --- 1999
Member, Advisory Board,
Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington, Seattle    January 1997 --- June 1997
Visiting Scholar. Completed Web Security, Privacy and Commerce and wrote Database Nation.
Hot Wired, San Francisco, CA   1996--1997
Columnist. Wrote weekly column on security, privacy and society.
The Boston Globe, Boston, MA   1996--2000
Columnist. Wrote weekly column on technology, privacy and society.
Internet Underground, Chicago, IL    1996
Editor at Large
SunExpert Magazine, Computer Publishing Group    1994 --- 1995
Senior Editor.
Wired Magazine, San Francisco, CA   1993--2001
Contributing Writer.
Christian Science Monitor    1988 --- 1989
Science Writer.
N/Hance Systems, Dedham, MA,    March 1988 --- June 1991
Chief Scientist. Developed and marketed Write Once File System.
Polaroid, Inc.    January 1987 --- September 1990
Consultant. Designed and implemented a physician's medical imaging workstation. Novel technology included a write-once file system, custom-built window system, and DSP image processing code. Demonstrated workstation at trade shows and deployed within Polaroid for supporting research. Produced a video of the working system.
The Jerusalem Post, Jerusalem, Israel   June 1986--Sept. 1986
Contributing Writer
Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel    June 1986 --- August 1986
Summer Researcher. Designed and implemented a multitasking laboratory data acquisition system.
MIT Media Laboratory    February 1985 --- June 1987
Undergraduate Researcher. Designed and a implemented file system for CDROM and WORM.
Chemistry Department, MIT    April 1984 --- August 1984
Undergraduate Researcher. Designed and developed software for controlling an ultraviolet spectroscope and assisting in the analysis of experimental results for the Department's third-year undergraduate laboratory.
Office of Computing Services, Bryn Mawr College    September 1981 --- June 1982
Undergraduate Researcher. Designed and implemented graphics libraries in APL and FORTRAN. Developed visualization software for the Physics department's molecular modeling package.

Teaching Experience, Academic

Georgetown University, 2016

  • ANLY 502: Massive Data Analytics ★ (Spring 2016)
  • COSC 531: Data Priavcy ★ (Fall 2016)

George Mason University, 2016

  • CFRS 510: Digital Forensics Analysis ☆ (Spring 2016)

Naval Postgraduate School, Fall 2007--2014

  • CS4614: Special topics in computer security (classic computer security papers)★ (Summer 2014)
  • CS3690: Network Security ☆ (Fall 2012)
  • CS3636: Data Fusion with Online Information Systems ★ (Summer 2009)
  • CS4922: Advanced Computer Architecture (Spring 2009)
  • CS4920: Automated Document and Media Exploitation ★ (Fall 2008; Fall 2009; Winter 2010)
  • CS3610: Information Crime, Law and Ethics ★ (Fall 2007; Fall 2008)
  • CS3773: Java as a Second Language (Winter 2008; Winter 2009)

Harvard University Extension School (Fall 2004--Spring 2006)

  • CSCI E-180: Building Programs with Graphical Interfaces ★ (Spring 2006)
  • CSCI E-170: Security, Privacy and Usability ★ . (Fall 2004, Fall 2005)

Northeastern University School of Computer Science and Information Science (Summer 2004)

  • CSG 357: Computer Security, Privacy and Usability ★(Summer 2004).

★ Indicates an original course that was developed and taught.
☆ Indicates a course with significant original contributions to the curricula.

Teaching Experience, Tutorials

Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences

Computers, Freedom and Privacy

Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC)

Usenix Association, Spring 2006--

  • Network Forensics & Disk Forensics, LISA 2008, San Diego, CA
  • Computer Forensics & Forensics Lab, USENIX Security 2008, San Jose, CA
  • Computer Forensics, USENIX 2007, San Jose, CA
  • Computer Forensics, LISA 2007, Dallas, TX

Symposium on Usable Security and Privacy (Summer 2005)

  • Computer Security Tutorial, SOUPS 2005, Pittsburgh, PA

University of Aizu, Japan (December 1993)

  • Created and taught a one-week course on NeXTSTEP Programming

Previous Sponsored Research, DHS
  • Department of Homeland Security, NPS 13 RCFW6, "Detecting Threatening Insiders with Lightweight Media Forensics," FY13-16
  • Department of Homeland Security, NPS 12 R6E5C, "Gaming Systems Monitoring and Analysis Project," FY12-13
Previous Sponsored Research, DoD
  • Department of Defense, NPS 13 RCG53, "DEEP FY13-FY14 RDTE", FY13-14
  • Department of Defense, NPS 13 RCG5K, "DEEP FY13 OM", FY13
  • Department of Defense, NPS 12 RCF4F, "ADOMEX Research and Development", FY12-13
  • Department of Defense, NPS 12 RCF4P, "ADOMEX Research Cat I", FY12-13
  • Department of Defense, NPS 12 VC6CP4, "Automated Media Exploitation Research 3", Oct 2010-Sept. 2012
  • Department of Defense, NPS 11 R6DY9, "Automated Media Exploitation Applied Engineering", Oct 2010-Sept. 2012
  • Department of Defense, NPS 11 RCF6X, "Automated Media Exploitation Support", FY12
  • Department of Defense, NPS 11 R6CU5, "Automated Media Exploitation Research 3", FY10-11
  • Department of Defense, NPS 11 R6E1G, "Direct Staff Support", FY11
  • Defense Manpower Data Center, NPS 11 R6PY1, "Identity and Database Challenges for Force Protection," Oct 2010-May 2011.
  • Department of Defense, NPS 11 R4ACU, "Automated Media Exploitation Research P&R," Oct 2010-Sept 2011.
  • Department of Defense, NPS 11 R61FP, "Automated Media Exploitation Research 2," April 2010-Sept 2011.
  • Department of Defense, NPS 10 RCSPP, "Automated Media Exploitation Research FY2010," July 2009--Sept 2010.
  • United States Marine Corps (USMC), NPS JON 10 RCSOE, "Media Exploitation, Evaluation and Development," Oct 2009--Sept 2010.
  • Department of Defense, NPS 10 R61IC, "Team Monterey," October 2009--Sept 2010.
  • Department of Defense, NPS 10 R617V, "Cyber Policy Review," December 2009--Sept 2010.
  • United States Marine Corps (USMC), NPS 09 RCSUP, "Media Exploitation, Evaluation and Development," June 2009--Sept 2009.
  • DARPA Sector Discrimination Seedling, NPS 09 RCS70, November 2008--Sept 2009.
  • Department of Defense, NPS 09 R9SKL, "Testing of Automated Media Exploitation Tools," December 2007--Sept 2008.
  • Department of Defense, NPS 08 R9FNL--106, "Detecting Network Membership with Cross-Drive Analysis," December 2007--September 2008.
Previous Sponsored Research, FBI
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation, NPS 13 RCFQT, "Packet Carving and Visualization", FY12-13
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation, NPS 12 RCF37, "Random Sampling and Small BLock Forensics Innovation", FY12-13
Previous Sponsored Research, NIST
  • NIST/NPS Interagency Agreement M92367, "Support of NIST Computer Forensics Testing Program," November 2008--January 2009.
Previous Sponsored Research, NSF
Previous Sponsored Research, NPS Internal Funds
  • NPS/ITACS, "S/MIME Research," October 2008--September 2009.

Academic Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

  1. Theofanos, Mary, Simson Garfinkel, and Yee-Yin Choong, Secure and Usable Enterprise Authentication: Lessons from the Field, IEEE Security and Privacy, September/October 2016.
  2. Garfinkel, Simson, The Prevalence Of Encoded Digital Trace Evidence in the Non-File Space of Computer Media, Journal of Forensic Sciences, Summer 2014
  3. Garfinkel, Simson, and Michael McCarrin, "Can We Sniff Wi-Fi", IEEE Security and Privacy, July/August 2014.
  4. Garfinkel, Simson, "Leaking Sensitive Information in Complex Document Files---and How to Prevent It," IEEE Security and Privacy, January/February 2014.
  5. Garfinkel, Simson, Digital media triage with bulk data analysis and bulk_extractor. Computers and Security 32: 56-72 (2013)
  6. Young J., Foster, K., Garfinkel, S., and Fairbanks, K., Distinct sector hashes for target file detection, IEEE Computer, December 2012
  7. Garfinkel, S. Digital Forensics XML and the DFXML toolset, Digital Investigation, 8 (2012), 161-174.
  8. Garfinkel, S., and Dinolt, G. Operations with Degraded Security. IEEE Security & Privacy, pages 18–23, November/December 2011
  9. Phillips, Kenneth N; Aaron Pickett; Simson Garfinkel, Embedded with Facebook: DoD Faces Risks from Social Media, CrossTalk, May/June 2011.
  10. Garfinkel, S., Parker-Wood, A., Huynh, D., and Migletz, J., A Solution to the Multi-User Carved Data Ascription Problem, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security, December 2010, pages 868--882.
  11. Garfinkel, S., and Migletz, J., New XML-Based Files: Implications for Forensics, IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine, March/April 2009 (Vol. 7, No. 2)
  12. Garfinkel, S., Providing Cryptographic Security and Evidentiary Chain-of-Custody with the Advanced Forensic Format, Library, and Tools, The International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics, Volume 1, Issue 1, January-March 2009.
  13. Garfinkel, S. "Complete Delete vs. Time Machine Computing," Operating Systems Review, ACM Special Interest Group on Operating Systems, January 2007.
  14. Garfinkel, S., "AFF: A New Format for Storing Hard Drive Images," Communications of the ACM, February, 2006.
  15. The Common Evidence Format Working Group (Carrier, B., Casey, E., Garfinkel, S., Kornblum, J., Hosmer, C., Rogers., M., and Turner., P.,) "Standardizing Digital Evidence Storage," Communications of the ACM, February, 2006.
  16. Garfinkel, S., Juels, A., Pappu, R., "RFID Privacy: An Overview of Problems and Proposed Solutions," IEEE Security & Privacy, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp. 34-43, May-June 2005.
  17. Garfinkel, S. Email-Based Identification and Authentication: An Alternative to PKI?, IEEE Security & Privacy, November/December 2003.
  18. Garfinkel, S. "Leaderless Resistance Today", First Monday, 8:3, March 3rd, 2003.
  19. Garfinkel, S. and Shelat, A., "Remembrance of Data Passed: A Study of Disk Sanitization Practices," IEEE Security & Privacy, January/February 2003.
  20. Garfinkel, S. L., "Public Key Cryptography," IEEE Computer, Volume 29, Issue 6, June 1996. pages 101-104.
  21. Garfinkel, S. "Risks of Social Security Numbers", Communications of the ACM, p. 146, October 1995.
  22. Garfinkel, Simson L. and Richard M. Stallman, and Mitchell Kapor. Why Patents Are Bad for Software. Issues in Science and Technology, Fall 1991.
  23. Garfinkel Simson L.. AIDS and the Soundex Code. IRB, 1988.

Refereed Conference Papers

  1. Pridgen, Adam, Simson Garfinkel and Dan Dan Wallach, Present but Unreachable, reducing persistent latent secrets in HotSpot JVM, Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-50), Jan 4-7, 2017, Hilton Waikoloa Village, Hawaii. slides BEST PAPER AWARD
  2. Garfinkel, Simson and Michael McCarrin, Hash-Based Carving: Searching media for complete files and file fragments with sector hashing and hashdb, DFRWS 2015, Aug 10-12, 2015, Philadelphia, PA
  3. Zarate, Carolina, Simson Garfinkel, Aubin Hefferman, Scott Horras and Kyle Gorak, "A Survey of XOR as a Digital Obfuscation Technique in a Corpus of Real Data," the Tenth Annual IFIP WG 11.9 International Conference on Digital Forensics, Vienna, Austria. (Acceptance rate: 44%, 24/54)
  4. Garfinkel, Simson, Nicole Beebe, Lishu Liu, and Michele Maasberg, Detecting Threatening Insiders with Lightweight Media Forensics, IEEE Technologies for Homeland Security (HST 2013), Nov 12-14, Waltham, MA. 2013
  5. Rowe, Neil, Schwamm, Riqui, Garfinkel, Simson. Language Translation for File Paths, DFRWS 2013, Aug 4-7, 2013. Monterey, CA. BEST PAPER AWARD.
  6. Garfinkel, S., Nelson, A., Young, J., "A General Strategy for Differential Forensic Analysis", DFRWS 2012, Aug. 6-8, 2012, Washington, DC.
  7. Garfinkel, S., "Lessons Learned Writing Computer Forensics Tools and Managing a Large Digital Evidence Corpus", DFRWS 2012, Aug. 6-8, 2012, Washington, DC.
  8. N. C. Rowe and S. L. Garfinkel, Finding suspicious activity on computer systems. Proc. 11th European Conf. on Information Warfare and Security, Laval, France, July 2012.
  9. N. C. Rowe and S. L. Garfinkel, Finding anomalous and suspicious files from directory metadata on a large corpus. 3rd International ICST Conference on Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime, Dublin, Ireland, October 2011. In P. Gladyshev and M. K. Rogers (eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science LNICST 88, Springer-Verlag, 2012, pp. 115-130.
  10. Beverly, Robert, Simson Garfinkel and Greg Cardwell, "Forensic Carving of Network Packets and Associated Data Structures", DFRWS 2011, Aug. 1-3, 2011, New Orleans, LA. BEST PAPER AWARD (Acceptance rate: 23%, 14/62)
  11. Rowe, Neil C., Simson L. Garfinkel, Robert Beverly, and Panayotis Yannakogeorgos, Steps towards Monitoring Cyberarms Compliance, 10th European Conference on Information Warfare and Security ECIW-2011, The Institute of Cybernetics at the Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia, 7-8 July 2011 (Acceptance rate: 65%, 54/83)
  12. Woods, Kam, Christoper Lee, Simson Garfinkel, Extending Digital Repository Architectures to Support Disk Image Preservation and Access, JCDL 2011, June 13-17, 2011, Ottawa, Canada. (Acceptance rate: 28%, 28/99 )
  13. Woods, K., Christopher Lee, Simson Garfinkel, David Dittrich, Adam Russel, Kris Kearton, Creating Realistic Corpora for Forensic and Security Education, 2011 ADFSL Conference on Digital Forensics, Security and Law (Acceptance rate: 50%, 32/16)
  14. Garfinkel, Simson, Vassil Roussev, Alex Nelson and Douglas White, Using purpose-built functions and block hashes to enable small block and sub-file forensics, DFRWS 2010, Portland, OR (Acceptance rate: 40%, 16/39)
  15. Garfinkel, Simson, Digital Forensics Research: The Next 10 Years, DFRWS 2010, Portland, OR, August 2010 (Acceptance rate: 40%, 16/39)
  16. Garfinkel, Farrell, Roussev and Dinolt, Bringing Science to Digital Forensics with Standardized Forensic Corpora, DFRWS 2009, Montreal, Canada. (slides) BEST PAPER AWARD. (Acceptance rate: 36%, 15/41)
  17. Rowe, Neil and Simson Garfinkel, Global analysis of drive file times, Fifth International Workshop on Systematic Approaches to Digital Forensic Engineering, Oakland, CA, May 2010
  18. M. I. Cohen, Simson Garfinkel and Bradley Schatz, Extending the Advanced Forensic Format to accommodate Multiple Data Sources, Logical Evidence, Arbitrary Information and Forensic Workflow, DFRWS 2009, Montreal, Canada. (Acceptance rate: 36%, 15/41)
  19. Roussev, Vassil, and Garfinkel, Simson, File Fragment Classification---The Case for Specialized Approaches, Systematic Approaches to Digital Forensics Engineering (IEEE/SADFE 2009), Oakland, California. (Acceptance rate: 32%, 7/22)
  20. Garfinkel, Simson., Automating Disk Forensic Processing with SleuthKit, XML and Python, Systematic Approaches to Digital Forensics Engineering (IEEE/SADFE 2009), Oakland, California. (Acceptance rate: 32%, 7/22)
  21. Farrell, P., Garfinkel, S., White, D. Practical Applications of Bloom filters to the NIST RDS and hard drive triage, Annual Computer Security Applications Conference 2008, Anaheim, California, December 2008. (Acceptance rate: 24%, 42/173)
  22. Palankar, M., Iamnitchi, A., Ripeanu, M., and Garfinkel, S. "Amazon S3 for Science Grids: a Viable Solution?", International Workshop on Data-Aware Distributed Computing (DADC'08), June 23-27, 2008, Boston, MA
  23. Garfinkel, S., IRBs and Security Research: Myths, Facts and Mission Creep, Usability, Psychology and Security 2008 (Co-located with the 5th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design & Implementation (NSDI '08)), San Francisco, CA. April 2008. " (slides)
  24. Garfinkel, S., "Carving Contiguous and Fragmented Files with Fast Object Validation", Digital Forensics Workshop (DFRWS 2007), Pittsburgh, PA, August 2007. (Acceptance rate: 47%, 17/36)
  25. Kristic, I., and Garfinkel S. "The One Laptop per Child Security Model," Symposium on Usable Security and Privacy, Pittsburgh, PA, July 2007. ACM Press. (Acceptance rate: 32%, 13/41)
  26. Garfinkel, S., "Anti-Forensics: Techniques, Detection and Countermeasures", The 2nd International Conference on i-Warfare and Security (ICIW), Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, March 8-9, 2007. (Acceptance rate: 55%)
  27. Garfinkel, S., Forensic Feature Extraction and Cross-Drive Analysis,The 6th Annual Digital Forensic Research Workshop Lafayette, Indiana, August 14-16, 2006. (Acceptance rate: 43%, 16/37)
  28. Uri Braun, Simson Garfinkel, David A. Holland, Kiran-Kumar Muniswamy-Reddy, and Margo I. Seltzer, Issues in Automatic Provenance Collection International Provenance and Annotation Workshop (IPAW'06), Chicago, IL. May 3-5, 2006.
  29. Garfinkel, S., Malan, D,. One Big File is Not Enough: A Critical Evaluation of the Dominant Free-Space Sanitization Technique, The 6th Workshop on Privacy Enhancing Technologies, Robinson College, Cambridge, United Kingdom, June 28 - June 30, 2006. (Also in G. Danezis and P. Golle (Eds.): PET 2006, LNCS 4258, pp. 135--151, 2006, (c) Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006) (Acceptance rate: 26%, 24/91)
  30. Wu, M., Miller, R. C., Garfinkel, S., "Do Security Toolbars Actually Prevent Phishing Attacks?" CHI 2006, April 22-28, 2006, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Nominated for best conference paper. (Acceptance rate: 23%)
  31. Garfinkel, S., Malan, D., Dubec, K., Stevens, C, Pham, C., Disk Imaging with the Advanced Forensics Format, Library and Tools The Second Annual IFIP WG 11.9 International Conference on Digital Forensics, National Center for Forensic Science, Orlando, Florida, USA January 29 - February 1 2006. (Acceptance rate: 54%, 27/50)
  32. Garfinkel, S., Miller, R., Johnny 2: A User Test of Key Continuity Management with S/MIME and Outlook Express presented at the Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS 2005), July 6-8, 2005, Pittsburgh, PA. (Acceptance Rate: 26%)
  33. Garfinkel, S., Schiller, J., Nordlander, E., Margrave, D., and Miller, R., "How To Make Secure Email Easier To Use", CHI 2005: Technology,Safety, Community, Portland, Oregon, April 2-7, 2005. (Acceptance rate: ~25%)
  34. Garfinkel, S., Schiller, J., Nordlander, E., Margrave, D., and Miller, R., "Views, Reactions and Impact of Digitally-Signed Mail in e-Commerce", Ninth International Financial Cryptography and Data Security Conference, February 28-March 3, 2005, Roseau, The Commonwealth of Dominica. (Acceptance rate: 26%, 24/90)
  35. Garfinkel, S. "Best Practices for Usable Security In Desktop Software", DIMACS Workshop on Usable Privacy and Security Software, July 7 - 8, 2004. DIMACS Center, CoRE Building, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ. (slides)
  36. Wu, M., Garfinkel, S., Miller, R., "Secure Web Authentication with Mobile Phones", DIMACS Workshop on Usable Privacy and Security Software, July 7 - 8, 2004. DIMACS Center, CoRE Building, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ.
  37. Garfinkel, S. Enabling Email Confidentiality through the use of Opportunistic Encryption", presented at the 2003 National Conference on Digital Government Research, May 2003, Boston, MA. (slides)
  38. Garfinkel, S. "Adopting Fair Information Practices to Low Cost RFID Systems", paper presented at Privacy in Ubicomp'2002 workshop, Gotenborg, Sweden, September 29th, 2002.
  39. Cunningham, Robert K., Richard P. Lippmann, David J. Fried, Simson L. Garfinkel, Isaac Graf, Kris R. Kendall, Seth E. Webster, Dan Wyschogrod, and Marc A. Zissman, Evaluating Intrusion Detection Systems without Attacking your Friends: The 1998 DARPA Intrusion Detection Evaluation, in Proceedings ID'99, Third Conference and Workshop on Intrusion Detection and Response, San Diego, CA: SANS Institute, 1999. (abstract) (PDF)
  40. Lippmann, R. P., R. K. Cunningham, D. J. Fried, S. L. Garfinkel, A. S. Gorton, I. Graf, K. R. Kendall, D. J. McClung, D. J. Weber, S. E. Webster, D. Wyschogrod, M. A. Zissman, "The 1998 DARPA/AFRL Off-Line Intrusion Detection Evaluation," First International Workshop on Recent Advances in Intrusion Detection, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 1998. , (abstract)

Refereed Book Chapters

  1. Garfinkel, Simson L. "Encryption and Other Technologies," in Introduction to IT Privacy: A Handbook for Technologists, Travis Breaux, Executive Editor, International Association of Privacy Professionals, 2014
  2. Rowe, Neil, Garfinkel, Simson L, Beverly, Robert, and Yannakogeorgos, Panayotis, "Challenges in Monitoring Cyberarms Compliance," in Conflict and Cooperation in Cyberspace: The Challenge to National Security, edited by Panayotis A. Yannakogeorgos and Adam B. Lowther, Taylor & Francis Group, 2010, pp. 81-100
  3. Poe, Mya & Simson Garfinkel. "Security and Privacy in the Wireless Composition Classroom," in Going Wireless; A Critical Exploration of Wireless and Mobile Technologies for Composition Teachers and Scholars. Ed. Amy C. Kimme Hae. Hampton Press. 2009.
  4. Garfinkel, S. "Using S/MIME," in Phishing and Countermeasures : Understanding the Increasing Problem of Electronic Identity Theft, Ed. Markus Jakobsson and Steven Myers. Wiley. 2006
  5. Garfinkel, S. "RFID in Ubiquitious Commerce," in Ubiquitous and Pervasive Commerce, Ed. George Roussos, Springer SMB, November 2005.
  6. Garfinkel, S. "Sanitization and Usability," in Usability and Security, Ed. Lorrie Cranor and Simson Garfinkel, O'Reilly, 2005.

US Government Publications

  1. Garofolo, John, John Contestabile, John Powell, Jason Corso, Gerald Friedland, Peter Tu, Sharath Pankanti, Lauren Brush, Steve Surfaro, Anthony Hoggs, John Audia, Simson Garfinkel, Reva Schwartz, Andrew Weinert, al, NISTIR 8164, First Workshop on Video Analytics in Public Safety June 6, 2016, San Diego, CA, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, Published January 19, 2017.
  2. Simson Garfinkel. Government Data De-Identification Stakeholder’s Meeting June 29, 2016 Meeting Report. Technical Report NIST IR 8150, National Institute of Science and Technology, September 2016
  3. Simson Garfinkel. De-Identifying Government Data. Technical Report SP 800-188, National Institute of Science and Technology, 2016. DRAFT
  4. Ramaswamy Chandramouli, Simson Garfinkel, Stephen Nightingale, and Scott Rose. Trustworthy Email. Technical Report SP 800-177, National Institute of Science and Technology, 2015
  5. Simson Garfinkel. De-Identification of Personally Identifiable Information. Technical Report NIST IR 8053, National Institute of Science and Technology, November 2015

Other Academic Publications

  1. Garfinkel, Simson L. The Expanding World of Digital Forensics, ;login:, December 2015, pp. 12-16
  2. Garfinkel, Simson L., Digital Forensics, American Scientist, September-October 2013
  3. Fairbanks, Kevin, and Simson Garfinkel, "Factors Affecting Data Decay", Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law, Vol. 7(2), 2012
  4. Garfinkel, S. The Cybersecurity Risk, Communications of the ACM, June 2012
  5. Garfinkel, Simson L. Programming Unicode. ;Login:, April 2012.
  6. Garfinkel, S. File Cabinet Forensics, Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law, Vol 6(4)., Dec. 2011
  7. Garfinkel, S. Every Last Byte. J. of Digital Forensics, Security and Law, 6(2):7–8. 2011
  8. Garfinkel, S., and Cranor, L., Institutional Review Boards and Your Research, Communications of the ACM, June 2010.
  9. Garfinkel, S. "Information of the World Unite! (Data Fusion)," Scientific American, September 2008.
  10. Garfinkel, S. "Document and Media Exploitation," ACM Queue, November/December 2007.
  11. Garfinkel, S. "Commodity Grid and Computing with Amazon's S3 and EC2," ;LOGIN:, February 2007, pp. 7-13, Usenix.
  12. Garfinkel, S., and Smith, M., "Data Surveillance" (Guest Editor's Introduction), IEEE Security & Privacy, November/December 2006
  13. Lorrie Faith Cranor and Simson Garfinkel. Guest Editor’s Introduction: Secure or Usable? 2(5), IEEE Security & Privacy, September/October 2004
  14. Simson Garfinkel. The Ethics of Interception. Password, ISSA. 2004
  15. Simson L. Garfinkel. Privacy, Please: Online services need to realize that possession of customer information does not imply permission to do with it what they want. Information Security, 2000.
  16. Stallman, R., and Garfinkel, S. "Against Software Patents", Communications of the ACM, Volume 35, Issue 1 (January 1992), pages 17-22, 121.
  17. Garfinkel, S. Designing a Write-Once File System, Dr. Dobb's Journal, 16:78--88, January 1991. CMP Media
  18. Stallman, R., and Garfinkel, S. "Against User Interface Copyright", Communications of the ACM, Volume 33, Issue 11 (November 1990), pages 15-18.
  19. Garfinkel, S. Designing a Write-Once File System, Dr. Dobb's Journal, 16:78-88, January 1991, CMP Media
  20. Garfinkel, S. Use Email for Efficiency. The Practical Lawyer, 35, 1989. ALI/ABA.
  21. Garfinkel, S. An Introduction to Computer Security (part 2), The Practical Lawyer, Volume 33, Number 7, October 1987.
  22. Garfinkel, S. An Introduction to Computer Security (part 1), The Practical Lawyer, Volume 33, Number 6, September 1987.
  23. Garfinkel, S."Game of LIFE on the IBM PC," Dr. Dobb's Journal, Volume 8, Issue 6, June 1983.

Invited Papers

  1. Garfinkel, S., and Cox, D., "Finding and Archiving the Internet Footprint," invited paper, British Library's Digital Lives Conference, London, England, February 2009.

Technical Reports and Working Papers

  1. Zarate, Carolina M., Simson L. Garfinkel, Aubin Heffernan, Scott Horras and Kyle Gorak, A Survey of XOR as a Digital Obfuscation Technique in a Corpus of Real Data. Technical Report NPS-CS-13-005, Naval Postgraduate School, January 2014
  2. Garfinkel, Simson and Michael Shick, Passive TCP Reconstruction and Forensic Analysis with tcpflow, Technical Report NPS-CS-13-003, Naval Postgraduate School, September 2013
  3. Bradley, Jessica and Simson Garfinkel, Bulk Extractor 1.4 Programmers Manual for Developing Scanner Plug-Ins, Technical Report NPS-CS-13-007, Naval Postgraduate School, August 2013.
  4. Bradley, Jessica and Simson Garfinkel, Bulk Extractor 1.4 User's Manual, Technical Report NPS-CS-13-006, Naval Postgraduate School, August 2013.
  5. Courrejou, Timothy and Simson Garfinkel. A comparative analysis of file carving software. Technical Report NPS-CS-11-006, Naval Postgraduate School, September 2011.
  6. Dinolt, George, Bruce Allen, David Canright, and Simson Garfinkel. Parallelizing SHA-256, SHA-1, MD5 and AES on the Cell Broadband Engine. Technical Report NPS-CS-10-11, Naval Postgraduate School, September 2010
  7. Courrejou, Timothy and Simson Garfinkel. A comparative analysis of file carving software. Technical Report NPS-CS-10-010, Naval Postgraduate School, September 2010.
  8. Garfinkel, Simson. Counter intelligence risks posed by information stored in DOD411—the DISA global directory service. Technical Report NPS-CS-10-004, Naval Postgraduate School, September 2010.
  9. Garfinkel, Simson. Residual data found on guardian edge-protected removable storage media. Technical Report NPS-CS-10-003, Naval Postgraduate School, September 2010
  10. Pietso, Loren E., and Garfinkel, Simson L., Methods for Creating Realistic Disk Images for Forensic Tool Testing and Education, Technical Report NPS-CS-09-003, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA March 2009.
  11. David Canright, George Dinolt, Simson Garfinkel, Jonathan Herzog, Bruce Allen, Implementing AES on the CellBE, Technical Report NPS-MA-09-001, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA January 2009.
  12. McLaren, S., and Garfinkel, S., A Field Study of an Iris Identification System Technical Report NPS-CS-08-008, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, May 2008.
  13. Garfinkel, Simson L. Providing cryptographic security and evidentiary chain-of-custody with the advanced forensic format, library, and tools. Technical report, Technical Report NPS-CS-08-014, 2008
  14. Garfinkel, Simson L. An evaluation of amazon’s grid computing services: EC2, S3 and SQS. Technical Report TR-08-07, School for Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, July 2007.
  15. Garfinkel, S., Massively Multiplayer Games As a Source of Terrorist Simulant Data, August 2003.
  16. Garfinkel, S., A Web Service for File Fingerprints: The Goods, the Bads, and the Unknowns, January 2003.
  17. Garfinkel, Simson L. The story of the write once file system. Technical report, IRIS Project, Brown University.
  18. Garfinkel, S., Robertson, H., Elledge, C., Levine, J., Syncframe: a Multi-Peer Synchronization Framework December 2002.
  19. Shipley, P., Garfinkel, S., An Analysis of Dial-Up Modems and Vulnerabilities , Spring 2001.
  20. Garfinkel, S. "The Story of the Write Once File System," IRIS Project, Brown University, August 1st, 1987
  21. Garfinkel, Simson L. and J. Spencer Love. A File System for Write-Once Media, MIT Media Lab Technical Report, September 1986

Other Publications

Books

  1. Usable Security: History, Themes, and Challenges, by Simson Garfinkel and Heather Lipford, 2014. (Morgan & Claypool, part of the Synthesis Lectures on Information Security, Privacy and Trust series.)
  2. Security and Usability, edited by Lorrie Cranor and Simson Garfinkel. 2005. (O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.)
  3. RFID : Applications, Security, and Privacy, edited by Simson Garfinkel and Beth Rosenberg. 2005. (Addison-Wesley Professional)
  4. Practical UNIX and Internet Security, 3rd Edition, co-authored with Gene Spafford and Alan Schwartz. 2003. (O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.)
  5. Building Cocoa Applications, with Michael K. Mahoney. 2002. (O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.)
  6. Web Security, Privacy and Commerce, with Gene Spafford. 2001. (O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.)
  7. Database Nation: The Death of Privacy in the 21st Century, 2000. (O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.)
  8. Architects of the Information Society, Edited by Hal Abelson. 1999 (MIT Press.) (chapter 1)
  9. Stopping Spam, co-authored with Alan Schwartz. 1998. (O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.)
  10. Web Security and Commerce, with Gene Spafford. 1997. (O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.)
  11. Practical UNIX and Internet Security, co-authored with Gene Spafford 1996. (O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.)
  12. PGP: Pretty Good Privacy. 1995. (O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.)
  13. The UNIX-HATERS Handbook, editor, with Daniel Weise and Steven Strassmann. 1994 (IDG Press)
  14. NeXTSTEP Programming, with Michael Mahoney. 1992 (Springer-Verlag)
  15. Practical UNIX Security, with Gene Spafford. 1991 (O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.)

Data Publications

  1. The Real Data Corpus (2005-2015), a collection of raw data extracted from data-carrying devices that were purchased on the secondary market around the world. Many studies have shown that hard drives, cell phones, USB memory sticks, and other data-carrying devices are frequently discarded by their original users without the data first being cleared or purged. By purchasing these devices and extracting their data, we have created a data set that closely mimics data as it is found in the real world.
  2. Digital Corpora Scenarios (2008-2015}, forensic data from working systems but created by investigators according to scripts so that the images do not contain identifiable private information from actual persons. As such, IRB approval is not required. These images can be downloaded from http://digitalcorpora.org/ without prior approval.
  3. GOVDOCS1 (2009), a collection of roughly 1 million files that have been characterized and are available for download and open use. By collecting documents already made publicly available by the US Government, this corpus avoids copyright and privacy issues.

Open Source Software

  1. bulk_extractor, a program for exporting email addresses, date stamps, and other information from disk images. Winner of a 2011 DOD Value Engineering Award. 2008--
  2. tcpflow, a TCP/IP session reassembler, 2006-
  3. fiwalk, a program for creating Digital Forensics XML files from disk images. Now included in The Sleuth Kit. 2008--2011
  4. md5deep. Performs hihg-speed hashing. Originally developed by Jesse Kornblum, original contributions include bringing the program up-to-date and making it multi-threaded. Released Sept. 2011
  5. frag_find, a program for performing hash-based file carving. 2009--
  6. ATA Raw, a user-level implementation of the ATA command set, for Linux. 2008
  7. AFFLIB, the Advanced Forensics Format Library and toolset. 2005--
  8. aimage, the advanced disk imager. 2005--
  9. NPSBloom, the NPS Bloom Filter implementation. 2007--2010
  10. SBook5, Simson Garfinkel's Address Book 1989-2005
  11. CDFS, the Compact Disk File System. 1985

Other Publications (selected)

  1. Garfinkel, S. "The iPhone Has Passed a Key Security Threshold", Technology Review, August 13, 2012
  2. Garfinkel, S. Track Me Not: "Do not track" legislation could simply accelerate the monopolization of Internet advertising, Technology Review, December 14, 2010
  3. Garfinkel, S., Privacy Requires Security, Not Abstinence; Protecting an inalienable right in the age of Facebook, Technology Review Magazine, July/August 2009
  4. Garfinkel, S. Right on Time? The Security Implications of the Humble Computer Clock, CSO Magazine, March 2, 2009
  5. Garfinkel, S., and Rosenberg., B., "Face Recognition: Clever or Creepy?", Technology Review, February 27, 2009.
  6. Garfinkel, S., Network Forensics: Tapping the Internet, The O'Reilly Network, April 26, 2002.
  7. Garfinkel, S. "Patently Absurd: How could the Patent Office ever grant a patent to Compton's on its claim to have invented multimedia?" Wired Magazine, July 1994.

Presentations and Tutorials (selected)

  1. Using bulk_extractor for digital forensics triage and cross-drive analysis, DFRWS 2012
  2. Digital Signatures: Current Barriers, Invited Talk, 10th Symposium on Identity and Trust on the Internet, Gaithersburg, MD, 2011.
  3. Cyber Security, presented for Cyber Security Awareness Month at NPS.
  4. Digital Forensics 1: Technology, Policy and Countermeasures, 2009 Annual Computer Security Applications Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, December 2009.
  5. Automated Digital Forensics, MIT CSAIL, in 32-G449 (CSAIL Kiva) (slides), August 20, 2009
  6. "IRBs and Computer Science Research", presented at the Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) 2008 Advancing Ethical Research Conference, November 17--19, 2008, Orlando, FL.
  7. "Common-Mode Failures: What can you do with 236 used hard drives?", presented at FINSEC 2005, sponsored by the MSI Training Institute, New York, New York. December 7, 2005
  8. "Ensure Proper Data Management with Discarded IT Assets", presented to the Retail Data Systems Forum, November 3, 2005.
  9. Sanitization and Cross Drive Analysis, Naval Postgraduate School, Fall 2005.
  10. "Technology vs. Spam", presentation to the FCC Technological Advisory Council, February 23, 2004.
  11. "Speculating about Tomorrows's Threats," Workshop on Network Threats, Washington, DC. November 2003
  12. "Privacy in the Post-9/11 world", John Marshall Law School, January 2002.
  13. "Web Security: Is our Time Running out?" ISSA NE Annual Meeting, November 2001.
  14. "Privacy in the 21st Century," Pop!Tech, Camden, Maine, October 2001.
  15. "Wireless Threats to Privacy and Security," July 2001,
  16. "A Survey of Broadband ISP Privacy Policies," May 2001
  17. "Introduction to Online Privacy," New Orleans, December 2000.
  18. "Wireless Communication Security," Computer Security Day, Celebremos Juntos el D'ia Internacional de la Seguridad en C'omputo, Mexico City, Mexico, November 2000.
  19. "An Introduction to Privacy and Data Protection," October 2000.
  20. "Linux Security," O'Reilly Open Source Conference, June 2000.
  21. "Data Protection," May 2000.
  22. "Thirty Years of Spam," Brightlight Spam Summit, Washington, DC, May 2000
  23. "Biometrics and Privacy," April 2000.
  24. "Extending the Privacy Bubble," The Internet Security Conference, Boston, MA, October 1999.
  25. "Technical Solutions to Minimize Security Exposures," Information Systems Security Association, 14th Annual Meeting, California, September 27, 1999.
  26. "Linux Security", O'Reilly OpenSource Conference, Monterey, California, August 1999.
  27. "How to build a website that really sucks," VERIO/Hiway Webhosting Conference, June 1999.
  28. "Web Security and Privacy," Smart Card Forum, June 1999.
  29. "Information Warfare in the 21st Century," GartnerGroup Information Security Conference, April 12-14, 1999, Chicago.
  30. "What's Next for SPAM?" SPAM Roundtable, March 1999, California.
  31. "Combating Telephone Intrusions," SANS Intrusion Detection 99, February 1999, San Diego, California.
  32. "Introduction to Information Warfare," presented at the TTI Vanguard conference on Risk, Security and Trust, May 14-15, 1998, Trianon Palace Versailles, France.
  33. "Web Technology: Usability, Security, Reliability & Commerce," Thursday, November 20, 1997, Brown University Department of Computer Science, Industrial Partners Program.
  34. "Privacy In the Next Century", October 21, 1997, University of Oswego, featured speaker at the Digital Age conference at SUNY Oswego.
  35. "Computer Security Workshop", October 17, 1997, SUNY Oswego, day-long conference on computer security.
  36. "Berkeley Roundtable on Software Innovation", April 26, 1996, speaking about software patents.
  37. "Internet Service Providers", Sixth Conference on Computers, Freedom & Privacy, March 29, 1996.
  38. "Online Communities" and "Privacy", New York Macintosh User's Fair, March 23, 1996.
  39. "Information at Whose fingertips?" PC Expo 95, speaking on cryptography.
  40. "Managing Internet Security." I/S Analyzer Case Studies, June 8th, 1995. Chicago.
  41. "Roadmap to the Big 1995 Cyberstories," Telecommunication Policy Roundtable--Northeast, January 18, 1995.
  42. "The Future of Object-Oriented Programming," Object Oriented Computing for the Natural Sciences, EMBL, Germany, November 1994.
  43. "The Software Patent Crisis," Connecticut Patent Law Association, October 5, 1994.
  44. "Electronic Publishing Problems," MIT, December 1993.

Patents

  1. United States Patent 8,433,959, (Granted April 30, 2013), Garfinkel and Nelson, Method for Determining Hard Drive Contents through Statistical Drive Sampling. Filed Sep. 7, 2010.
  2. United States Patent 7,779,032, (Granted August 17, 2010), Garfinkel, Forensic feature extraction and cross drive analysis. Filed September 6, 2006.
  3. United States Patent 7,023,854, (Granted April 4, 2006), Garfinkel, Packet interception system including arrangement facilitating authentication of intercepted packets. Filed November 17, 1999 (Continuation of Patent 6,678,270).
  4. United States Patent 6,993,661, (Granted January 31, 2006), Garfinkel, System and method that provides for the efficient and effective sanitizing of disk storage units and the like Filed August 9, 2001.
  5. United States Patent 6,744,864, (Granted June 1, 2004), Garfinkel, Adaptive Dialing System and Method. Filed May 18, 2000.
  6. United States Patent 6,678,270, (Granted January 13, 2004), Garfinkel, Packet interception system including arrangement facilitating authentication of intercepted packets. Filed March 12, 1999.
  7. United States Patent 6,490,349, (Granted December 3, 2002), Garfinkel et al., System and Method for Scan-Dialing Telephone Numbers and Classifying Equipment Connected to Telephone Lines Associated therewith. Filed December 19, 1998.

Fellowships, Honors and Awards

  1. 2013 Best Paper Award, "Language Translation for File Paths," DFRWS, Aug 4-7, Monterey
  2. 2012 Fellow, Association for Computing Machinery (certificate)
  3. 2011 Best Paper Award, "Forensic Carving of Network Packets and Associated Data Structures," Aug 1-3, New Orleans, LA
  4. 2011 Information Systems Security Association Hall of Fame
  5. 2011 Department of Defense Value Engineering Achievement Award, Bulk Extractor Program.
  6. 2010 Best Paper Award, "Bringing Science to Digital Forensics with Standardized Forensic Corpora," Aug, Monterey, Canada.
  7. 2005 George M. Sprowls Award for the best doctoral theses in computer science, Honorable Mention, awarded for "Design Principles and Patterns for Computer Systems That Are Simultaneously Secure and Usable" supervised by Robert Miller and David Clark.
  8. 2005 Best Regular Column, Contributed (Gold) (Northeast Region, Under 80,000 circulation), awarded by the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE), for the "Machine shop" series in CSO Magazine. (Award granted for the July and September 2004 columns.)
  9. 2005 Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award, for Best Regularly Featured Department or Column, awarded to CSO Magazine's "Machine Shop" column, by Simson Garfinkel (edited by Elaine Cummings, designed by Chandra Tallman with Steve Traynor).
  10. 2004 Best Regular Column, Contributed (Gold) (National, Under 80,000), awarded by the American Association of Business Publishers and Editors (ASBPE), for the "Machine shop" series in CSO Magazine. (Award granted for the April and May 2003 columns.)
  11. 2004 Best Regular Column, Contributed (Gold) (East Coast Region, Under 80,000 circulation), awarded by the American Society of Business Publication Editors] (ASBPE), East Coast Region, for the "Machine Shop" series in CSO Magazine.
  12. 2004 Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award, for Best Regularly Featured Department or Column, awarded to CSO Magazine's "Machine Shop" column, by Simson Garfinkel (edited by Elaine Cummings, designed by Chandra Tallman with Steve Traynor). (front)(back)
  13. 2004 Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award, Grand Neal Runner-up, 2nd place, CSO Magazine, "Machine Shop."
  14. 2003 Best Regular Column, Contributed (Silver) (East Coast Region, Under 80,000 circulation), awarded by the American Society of Business Publication Editors], (ASBPE) for the "Machine Shop" series in CSO Magazine.
  15. 2002-2005 MIT Presidential Fellowship, for study in the field of Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Laboratory for Computer Science.
  16. 2000 Best COMPUTERS IN SOCIETY book, Third Annual BookBytes Awards, awarded for Database Nation: The Death of Privacy in the 21st Century.
  17. 1999 Best Feature Series (West Coast Region, Circulation over 80,000), awarded by the awarded by the American Society of Business Publication Editors], for the "Privacy in the Internet Age" feature series appearing in PC World Magazine.
  18. 1997 Award of Merit for Practical UNIX and Internet Security, International Technical Publications Competition, awarded by the Society for Technical Communication.
  19. 1996 Award of Distinguished Technical Communication (highest award) for Practical UNIX and Internet Security, STC Boston/NNE Technical Publications Competition, awarded by the Society for Technical Communication
  20. 1988 Winner of the Elisabbeta DiCagno Award "for the best investigative story on environmental protection or human rights," Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Service

University Committees

  • NPS Institutional Review Board (IRB), 2007-2015
  • NPS Learning Management System Ad-Hoc Committee (2008-2009)
  • NPS IT Task Force (2007--2010)
  • Ad-Hoc Committee regarding NPS course scheduling software (2007-2009)
  • Institute Security Advisory Committee, MIT (2004---2005)
  • MIT Educational Council, Cambridge, MA., Educational Counselor (2003---2005), 2014--

Editorial Boards, Conference Chairs, and Award Committees

Current
  • Computers and Security, editorial board (2010--)
  • Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS), Organizing Committee, 2009--; PC Co-chair 2014-2015; Organizing Committee, 2014-2017
  • DFRWS (Formerly Digital Forensics Research Workshop) PC Co-Chair 2014--2015; Organizing Committee, 2014-
Past

Program Committees (Inclusive)

  • ACM Northeast Forensics Exchange (NeFX 2010)
  • Cyber-security Research Ethics Dialogue & Strategy (CREDS) 2013
  • DFRWS (formerly Digital Forensics Research Workshop) 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • European Workshop on Usable Security (EuroUSEC) 2016
  • IFIP WG 11.9 International Conference on Digital Forensics (IFIP WG11.9 2006)
  • IEEE BigData '13
  • IEEE International Conference on Big Data Science and Engineering (BDSE 2013)
  • International Conference on Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime (ICDF2C) (2014, 2015)
  • International Workshop on Computational Forensics (IWCF 2010, 2012)
  • National Academies Committee on the Usability, Security and Privacy of Computer Systems (A Workshop project) (2009)
  • National Academies Press, Toward Better Usability, Security, and Privacy of Information Technology: Report of a Workshop, 2010. Member Steering Committee.
  • PASSWORDS 2016
  • Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012)
  • Symposium on Identity and Trust on the Internet (IDTRUST 2009, 2010)
  • Symposium on Usable Security and Privacy (SOUPS 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Systematic Approaches to Digital Forensic Engineering (SADFE 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015)
  • Usability, Psychology, and Security (USEC07; UPSEC 2008)
  • Usenix Security 2014
  • Web 2.0 Security and Privacy Workshop, held with IEEE S&P (W2SP 2014)
  • World Wide Web Conference Security and Privacy Research Track (WWW 2016)
  • Workshop on Digital Forensics (WSDF 2013) held with ARES 2013
  • Workshop on Security and Forensics in Communication Systems (IEEE-SFCS 2012, ASIACCS-SFCS 2014, 2015)

Journal and Panel Reviewer

  • IEEE Security and Privacy Magazine
  • Digital Investigation
  • NSF Panels: IED 2007, CISE 2011, SaTC 2014


Non-Academic Volunteer

  • Arlington Public School System, Superintendent's Information Technology Advisory Committee, 2015--
  • ACM Public Policy Council (USACM), (2013--)
  • Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, NJ., Member, Advisory Board, Communication Exhibition (2003---2006)
  • Information Technology Advisory Committee, Belmont, MA. (2002--2006), Secretary, appointed by Town Selectmen.
  • The Computer Museum, Boston, MA. Volunteer (1992---1995), Volunteer archivist

Professional Societies

Certifications

  • CISSP®
  • CIPP/US