Wolter Pieters (1978) studied computer science and philosophy of science, technology and society at the University of Twente. From 2003 to 2007, he did his PhD research at the Radboud University Nijmegen, resulting in his interdisciplinary thesis "La volonté machinale: understanding the electronic voting controversy". After finishing his PhD, he worked for the Dutch Ministry of the Interior for one year, on electronic voting and electronic travel documents. Since September 2008 he is employed as a postdoc researcher in the VISPER project at the University of Twente. The project concentrates on de-perimeterisation, the disappearing of traditional boundaries in information security.
CPDP Conference 2011 presentation
Securing the cloud against organisational threats
Cloud computing involves the dissolution of boundaries between IT systems and organisations, introducing new threats to security and privacy. Some of these are related to the physical and organisational infrastructure of the cloud provider, rather than to hacking from a distance. How can cloud providers secure their systems against physical access and malicious employees? And how can clients verify these measures?
Pieters, W. (2010) Explanation and trust: what to tell the user in security and AI? Ethics and information technology, online pre-publication. ISSN 1388-1957, DOI 10.1007/s10676-010-9253-3.
Pieters, W. and van Cleeff, A. (2009) The Precautionary Principle in a World of Digital Dependencies. IEEE Computer, 42 (6). pp. 50-56. ISSN 0018-9162
Pieters, W. and Consoli, L. (2009) Vulnerabilities and responsibilities: dealing with monsters in computer security. Journal of information, communication and ethics in society, 7 (4). pp. 243-257. ISSN 1477-996X