Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Human Vulnerability

This cluster focuses on three main objectives. First, protect the privacy of the human actors involved in any technological process. Second, ensure transparency and integrity of data flows and related privacy policies (both public and private); this is integral to improving the accountability of such organizations to the general public. Third, understand how much the government should regulate privacy and how access to data privacy can be assessed as a fundamental human right.

Affiliated Faculty

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Ghada Almashaqbeh (Computer Science and Engineering)

https://ghadaalmashaqbeh.github.io/

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Laurent Michel (Computer Science and Engineering)

https://utc-iase.uconn.edu/person/laurent-michel/

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Michael Rubin (Human Rights Institute, Engineering and Business)

https://humanrights.uconn.edu/person/michael-rubin/

Publications

Almashaqbeh, G. (2021, November 18), The Blockchain has No Clothes: Exploring the Interplay of Privacy, Security, and Blockchain Technologies [Webinar]. Organized by Women in Security & Privacy & Blockchain Lawyers Forum. http://www.wisporg.com/events-calendar/2021/11/18/the-blockchain-has-no-clothes-exploring-the-interplay-of-privacy-security-and-blockchain-technologies

Almashaqbeh, G. (2022). I See You Blockchain User, or Not! Privacy in the Age of Blockchains. https://www.usenix.org/conference/enigma2022/presentation/almashaqbeh

Almashaqbeh, G., & Solomon, R. (2021). SoK: Privacy-Preserving Computing in the Blockchain Era (No. 727). http://eprint.iacr.org/2021/727

Almashaqbeh, G., Benhamouda, F., Han, S., Jaroslawicz, D., Malkin, T., Nicita, A., Rabin, T., Shah, A., & Tromer, E. (2021). Gage MPC: Bypassing Residual Function Leakage for Non-Interactive MPC. Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies, 2021(4), 528–548. https://doi.org/10.2478/popets-2021-0083

Molly K. Land (ed). (2018).  New Technologies for Human Rights Law and Practice, (Cambridge University Press (ed. with Jay Aronson).

Molly K. Land & Jay Aronson. (2020). Human Rights and Technology: New Challenges for Justice and Accountability, 16 Annual Review of Law and Social Science 223

Molly K. Land. (2015).  Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Approaches to Human Rights Investigation Through New Technologies, in The Future of Human Rights Fact-Finding 399 (Philip Alston & Sarah Knuckey eds., Oxford University Press 2015).

Molly Land. (2013).Toward an International Law of the Internet, 54 Harv. Int'l L.J. 393

Motaqy, Z., Almashaqbeh, G., Bahrak, B., & Yazdani, N. (2021). Bet and Attack: Incentive Compatible Collaborative Attacks Using Smart Contracts. In B. Bošanský, C. Gonzalez, S. Rass, & A. Sinha (Eds.), Decision and Game Theory for Security (Vol. 13061, pp. 293–313). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-90370-1_16

Solomon, R., & Almashaqbeh, G. (2021). smartFHE: Privacy-Preserving Smart Contracts from Fully Homomorphic Encryption (No. 133). https://eprint.iacr.org/2021/133