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Doug Tygar, professor of Computer Science & professor in the School of Information

Doug Tygar

Doug Tygar has a joint appointment as a Professor of Computer Science and a Professor in the School of Information. He works in computer security, privacy, and electronic commerce. You can visit his web site at tygar.net.

Doug Tygar is the author of three books Computer Security in the 21st Century, Secure Broadcast Communication, and Trust in Cyberspace. He designed the secure postage standard for the US Postal Service. He is one of the founders of the field of "Usable Security" and has explored why computer security systems are often impossible for ordinary users to understand. He has also demonstrated vulnerabilities in systems that attempt to use machine learning to try to defend security.

Posts by Doug Tygar

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