Amir Herzberg is a tenured associate professor in the department of computer science, Bar Ilan University and a visiting professor at Technical University Darmstadt, Germany. He received B.Sc. (1982, Computer Engineering), M.Sc. (1987, Electrical Engineering) and D.Sc. (1991, Computer Science), all from the Technion, Israel. His current research interests include:
- Network security, esp. Internet protocols: TCP/IP, DNS, routing, Denial-of-Service, spam
- Applied cryptography: provable yet applied. Esp., crypto-protocols for security, and resilient crypto (to exposures, cryptanalysis, side-channels)
- Privacy, anonymity and covert communication, including defenses and attacks (e.g., on Tor).
- Cyber-security, mainly: Malware communication and detection, security of devices and autonomous agents (robots).
- Usable security and social-engineering attacks,incl. phishing, and defenses—even for naive users (`Johnny`).
- Financial cryptography, i.e., using cryptography to innovate financial systems, protocols and networks,esp. payments.
- Trust management—building and using it, mainly to secure e-commerce, P2P networks, and more.
- Network protocols and distributed algorithms,esp. peer to peer and social networking, vehicular networking.
He filled research and management positions in IBM Research, Israeli Defense Forces and several companies, and is consulting when time allows.