Dr. Steven Borbash
It Takes a “Village” (to create a science): From crypto science to security science
Dr. Steven Borbash ,
National Security Agency, USA
Time: 01:40 - 02:00pm
Location: Gold Room


Government funding for the solutions to security-related problems has increased significantly in the last decade, along with interest in these problems from researchers from many fields. Much of the funding has been in near-term applications to specific systems (health care records; automotive security; remote controls; military applications, etc.), while there has not been enough in support of more general solutions. Many people have agreed recently that it would be useful to incentivize more theory or "basic science" to support security. This presentation will review current government efforts to build stronger scientific foundations for cyber security.


Steven Borbash is a Senior Researcher in Information Assurance at the National Security Agency. He has worked on problems of communications and computer security for more than twenty years, concentrating in wireless and mobile problems. He was a B. S. Physics from the University of Toronto, and a M.S. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He received the PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Maryland College Park in 2004 for work on the fundamentals of wireless networking. His graduate advisor was Anthony Ephremides. Dr. Borbash won the US Intelligence Community's 2010 Galileo Award for an application of economic ideas to information security problems.