Sven Dietrich’s Bio

Dr. Sven Dietrich is an associate professor in the Mathematics and Computer Science department at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and an associate professor in the Computer Science department at The Graduate Center, both at the City University of New York (CUNY) in New York City. At CUNY John Jay, he is the director for the undergraduate Computer Science and Information Security program and is affiliated with the Center for Cybercrime Studies and the Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity (D4CS) graduate program.

Prior to joining John Jay in August 2014, he was an assistant professor in the computer science department at Stevens Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Stevens in 2007, he was a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at CERT Research at Carnegie Mellon University and also held an appointment at the Carnegie Mellon University CyLab, a university-wide cybersecurity research and education initiative. He taught cryptography in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Duquesne University in Spring 2007. From 1997 to 2001, he was a senior security architect at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, where he observed and analyzed the first distributed denial-of-service attacks against the University of Minnesota in 1999. He taught Mathematics and Computer Science as adjunct faculty at Adelphi University, his alma mater, from 1991 to 1997.

Dr. Dietrich’s research interests include computer and network security, anonymity, cryptographic protocols, and cryptography. His previous work has included a formal analysis of the secure sockets layer protocol (SSL), intrusion detection, analysis of distributed denial-of-service tools, and the security of IP communications in space. His publications include the book Internet Denial of Service: Attack and Defense Mechanisms (Prentice Hall, 2004), as well as articles on secure whistleblowing, botnets and some on ethics in the context of computer security research and data sharing.

He is a senior member of the IEEE, Golden Core member of the IEEE Computer Society, member of the ACM, member of the Steering Committee for the IEEE Cybersecurity Initiative, and a member of the IEEE Blockchain Initiative. He is a former member of the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors, former president of the International Financial Cryptography Association (IFCA), a former Chair of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Security and Privacy, and a former Chair of the Technical Activities Committee in the IEEE Computer Society. He is the recipient of the Outstanding Community Service Award from the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Security and Privacy.

Dr. Dietrich has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Mathematics, a Master of Science degree in Mathematics, and a Doctor of Arts degree in Mathematics, all from Adelphi University.