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Simson Garfinkel's work in Secure Messaging
- 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
Specific chapters on the topic of secure messaging:
- Chapter 5, Solving Secure Email's "Grand Challenge" with Signature-Only Email
- Chapter 6, The Key Certification Problem: Rethinking PKI
- Chapter 7, Key Continuity Management
- 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%)
- 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)
- Garfinkel, S. Email-Based Identification and Authentication: An Alternative to PKI?, IEEE Security & Privacy, November/December 2003.
- 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)
Recent Research Projects in Secure Messaging
- Deploying S/MIME signatures for bulk mail at the Naval Postgraduate School.
- Surveying the incidence of unencrypted email on hard drives purchased on the secondary market.
- Development of computer forensic tools for identifying and performing data mining on stored email messages.