Prof. Amir Herzberg is comcast professor for security innovations in the dept. of computer science and engineering, university of Connecticut, and a professor in the department of computer science, Bar Ilan university. He received B.Sc. (1982, Computer Engineering), M.Sc. (1987, Electrical Engineering) and D.Sc. (1991, Computer Science), all from the Technion, Israel. Prof. Herzberg worked for many years in the industry, mostly in computer security, and most notably in IBM research, where he established and managed the network security and cryptography group at the IBM T. J. Watson research center (NY). He then established the `Tel-Aviv Annex’ of the IBM Haifa research lab, where he led research on secure e-commerce.
Prof. Herzberg’s research interests include: Network security, esp. Internet protocols: TCP/IP, DNS, routing, and Denial-of-Service; Privacy, anonymity and covert communication; Provable yet applied cryptography; Usable security and social-engineering attacks; Financial cryptography and Trust management.