Michael Reiter: Cybersecurity Is a Moving Target

As new technologies emerge, security has to catch up.

New faculty member Michael Reiter spends a lot of time with his head in the clouds, but his work on computer security started long before ‘the cloud’ was even a thing.

Specifically, Reiter is looking for ways to make cloud computing more secure for its users, despite the cloud being an ever-shifting assembly of servers located who-knows-where and populated by machines that are considered virtual, not real. Cloud computing means lots of different users can share resources more efficiently and affordably than traditional computing, but sometimes your neighbor in the cloud may be up to no good.

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