Mayank Varia

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Mayank Varia is a research associate professor of computer science at Boston University and the co-director of BU's Center for Reliable Information Systems & Cyber Security. He holds a bachelor's degree from Duke University and a PhD from MIT.

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Encryption

How Congress Can De-Escalate the Second Crypto War: Fund Research and Broker a Crypto Armistice

There’s been a flurry of encryption news over the past few months. In February, the National Academies released a report that discussed early-stage research into the design of secure cryptographic systems that would nevertheless allow the government access under certain circumstances (what we’ll call third-party-access systems).