prof Dan Boneh

Dan Boneh helps balance need for privacy and digital safety for children


He heads the applied cryptography group and co-directs the computer security lab.


Professor Dan Boneh heads the applied cryptography group and co-direct the computer security lab.

He has been part of an effort to warn about sensitive content without making private communications readable by the process. Coming up with the security measures required a delicate balancing act between cracking down on the exploitation of children while protecting the privacy of users.

Professor Boneh's research focuses on applications of cryptography to computer security. His work includes cryptosystems with novel properties, web security, security for mobile devices, and cryptanalysis.

Excerpted from “Apple to scan U.S. iPhones for images of child abuse.”

Published : Jun 28th, 2022 at 04:46 pm
Updated : Jul 12th, 2022 at 01:38 pm