by Caitlin Hayes
When we make a transaction, any transaction, we trust that the other party will hold up its end of the bargain. This is easy at the farmer’s market, when we directly exchange money and goods with a vendor. Business conducted over the internet, with strangers often in distant locales, carries more risk and requires more trust.
As more and more of the business of our lives is conducted online and with the rise of sophisticated cybercrime, new technologies are desperately needed to maintain the public’s trust in online systems. Ari Juels, Computer Science, Jacobs Institute at Cornell Tech, is working to create and troubleshoot trustworthy technologies. “Security is all about creating and managing trust relationships,” Juels says.
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