Welcome to Simson Garfinkel's web site.
Simson L. Garfinkel is a computer scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. His research interests include digital forensics; digital artifact management, with special attention to the curation of "born digital" artifacts; privacy; the use of human subjects in computer security research; usable security, and terrorism. (Read full bio.)
I am teaching CS4614 Advance Topics in Computer Security this summer.
Recent tutorials and presentations
Note: talks with the same name may (and frequently do) have different slides
- 2014-03-26 The Cybersecurity Mess, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA
- 2014-02-22 Digital Forensics Innovation: Searching A Terabyte of Data in 10 minutes Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
- 2014-02-18 Can we Sniff (Wi-Fi)? Implications of Joffe v. Google for security researchers and educators, New York University, NY.
See also my Presentations Archive
- 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
- Rowe, Neil, Schwamm, Riqui, Garfinkel, Simson. Language Translation for File Paths, DFRWS 2013, Aug 4-7, 2013. Monterey, CA. BEST PAPER AWARD.
- Garfinkel, Simson L., Digital Forensics, American Scientist, September-October 2013
- Young J., Foster, K., Garfinkel, S., and Fairbanks, K., Distinct Sector Hashes for Target File Detection, IEEE Computer, December 2012
- Glass, Darkly: For its wearable computer to be accepted, Google must convince people that the device isn’t creepy., Technology Review, February 17, 2014
- Windows 8: Design over Usability, Technology Review, February 20, 2013
- How to Delete Regrettable Posts from the Internet, Technology Review, October 30, 2012.