WED DEC 17 2014: James Mickens Lecture on Understanding Security Threats in Modern Web Browsers
James Mickens presents at THE MLK VISITINGS SCHOLARS PROGRAM LUNCH SEMINAR SERIES 2014-2015
Wednesday, December 17th at 12-1:30 pm at Sloan E62-350
Refreshments will be served before the seminar.
Please contactShauna Bush-Fenty at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Understanding Security Threats in Modern Web Browsers
Web browsers are the user-facing gateway to important online services like email, video streaming, e-commerce, and social networking. Unfortunately, as web browsers become more complex, their threat surface increases, making the browser (and the pages that it displays) attractive targets for cyber-criminals. This talk will describe some specific threats to web security, and introduce several technologies that make it easier for developers to create safe web applications. These technologies preserve the rich interactive nature of modern web pages, while providing developers with better abstractions for reasoning about security.[VIEW FLYER]