A Look Back: Peter Neumann on Computer System Vulnerabilities

“There are vulnerabilities in every part of our computer systems,” says Peter Nuemann, Computer Scientist and EPIC Advisor. After 10 years at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, New Jersey, in the 1960s, he has been in SRI’s Computer Science Lab since September 1971. His main areas of concentration are computer systems and networks, security, reliability, survivability, safety, and many risks-related issues such as voting-system integrity, crypto policy, social implications, and human needs including privacy.

EPIC gave Dr. Neumann a lifetime achievement award in 2018.

In a 2015, Mr. Nuemann talked to a group of Stanford students about ways we might be able to better safeguard our information through compartmentalization. He uses phone apps as an example. According to Mr. Neumann, there are no barriers once apps are installed on a phone or computer. After install, certain apps can gain access to information stored on these devices.

Listen to the full talk below. For more information visit www.epic.org. Defend Privacy. Support EPIC.