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PhishGuru inventor Prof Ponnurangam Kumaraguru

One-day tutorial by Prof. Ponnurangam Kumaraguru on "Privacy and Security in Online Social Media"
24th February 2016


Speaker: Associate Professor Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi
Title: Privacy and Security in Online Social Media
Date: Wednesday 24 February 2016
Time: 10:00 – 11:30, 12:00 – 13:30
Location: CSE Seminar room (K17_113), Level 1, CSE Building (K17).
Hosts: Prof. Sanjay Jha, Director Cybersecurity and Privacy Lab, UNSW and Dr Dali Kaafar, Research Group Leader, Networks Group, Connecting to the World Program, DATA61 | CSIRO


Tutorial Description:

With increase in the usage of the Internet, there has been an exponential increase in the use of online social media on the Internet. Websites like Facebook, YouTube, Orkut, Twitter, Flickr, Google+, FourSquare, Pinterest, and the likes have changed the way the Internet is being used. Privacy and security of online social media need to be investigated, studied and characterized from various perspectives (computational, cultural, psychological, etc.). It is critical to detect security threats and defend privacy through real-time and scalable systems. Since there are no logical boundaries for the social media, it is important to study the problem from an international perspective too.

Topics to be covered:
+ Trust, credibility, and reputations in social systems
+ Detection and characterization of spam, phishing
+ Information privacy disclosure, revelation and its effects in OSM and online social networks
+ Tracking social footprint / identities across different social network

About Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, relevant to this Tutorial:
Professor Ponnurangam Kumaraguru (PK) started the workshop Privacy and Security in Online Social Media (PSOSM), as part of WWW conference in 2012, conducted the same workshop in 2013 also. PSOSM along with 5 other workshops [WOSN (SIGCOMM/Usenix), SNS (Eurosys), DBSocial (SIGMOD), HotSocial (KDD), WOSS (VLDB)] has now been merged into Conference on Online Social Networks (COSN), PK helped create this conference. PK has taught the same course in a full semester format more than a couple of times in IIIT Delhi and received course evaluation 4+ on 5. He has also taught the course in full credit format at UFMG, Brazil a couple of times. He taught the course at Brazil physically being in campus in UFMG; students at UFMG also gave excellent feedback for the course. Please visit to see some pictures from the projects done as part of the full semester / 4 credits course done at IIITD during this Fall 2015.