Welcome to Simson Garfinkel's web site.
Simson L. Garfinkel is the Chief of the Center for Disclosure Avoidance Research at the US Census Bureau. His current research interests include privacy in big data, cybersecurity and usability. He has previously worked in digital forensics, digital information management, medical imaging, and counter-terrorism. (Read full bio.)
Recent tutorials and presentations
Note: talks with the same name may (and frequently do) have different slides
- 2016-12-14 The Cybersecurity Mess
- 2015-08-12 Hash Based Carving: Searching media for complete files and fragments with sector hashing and hashdb, DFRWS 2015, Philadelphia, PA.
- 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.
I also have a bio slideset available.
See also my Presentations Archive
- Garfinkel, Simson, Michael McCarrin, Hash-Based Carving: Searching media for complete files and fragments with sector hashing and hashdb, DFRWS 2015, Philadelphia, PA.
- 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.