My counter to Peter Wayner's article kicked up a bit of a storm, regretfully carried on in the hallowed but private halls of IFCA's internal mail forums. (Yes, I did ask when they'll put up a forum for members and others to discuss matters FC.) One thing that was curious was the volume of response; finally it twigged to me, the conference starts on Monday!
Well, I'm not there, I'm sitting in the snow. You're not there either if you're reading this. Here's my list of top picks for those talks that might have made the trip worthwhile.
But before I get onto that, I have to report: shock! horror! every paper is online ! Thank you organisers, thank you papers committee, thank you all! We can now read these papers, and fame and fortune for the authors is assured:
Protecting Secret Data from Insider Attacks
David Dagon and Wenke Lee and Richard Lipton (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Trust and Swindling on the Internet
Bezalel Gavish (Southern Methodist University)
Risk Assurance for Hedge Funds using Zero Knowledge Proofs
Probabilistic Escrow of Financial Transactions with Cumulative Threshold Disclosure
Stanislaw Jarecki (UC Irvine) and Vitaly Shmatikov (UT Austin)
A User-Friendly Approach to Human Authentication of Messages
Jeff King and Andre dos Santos (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Panel: Phishing - Organizer: Steve Myers
Tentative panelists: Drew Dean, Stuart Stubblebine, Richard Clayton, Steve Myers, Mike Szydlo