Aug 16, 2017
This episode is presented in English!
Fredrik speaks to Alejandro Russo about information security. Using Haskell, it is possible to create a library which can guarantee information security even when information (say, your password to a library checking password strength) is passed on to third-party code. We discuss Alejandro’s paper on this topic and the much wider applicability and possibilities of the ideas - they’re hopefully making their way into browsers!
We also talk a bit about how to inform yourself about security (and what not to do), as well as discuss the flow of knowledge between academia and non-academia.
Alejandro Russo is an associate professor at Chalmers University
of Technology working on the intersection of functional languages,
security, and systems. He is the recipient of a Google Research
Awards and several grants from the Swedish research agencies
Vetenskapsrådet, STINT, and Barbro Osher foundation.
Internationally, Prof. Russo worked on prestigious research
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