Tadayoshi Kohno (Yoshi Kohno)

Short-Dooley Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Adjunct Associate Professor, Information School
University of Washington

Phone: 206-685-4853 (messages not checked regularly)
Fax: 206-616-3804
Email: yoshi@cs.washington.edu

UW CSE Security and Privacy Research Lab
UW Tech Policy Lab

A Book, a Card Game, and a Security Brainstorming and Educational Toolkit

Cryptography Engineering: Design Principles and Practical Applications.
N. Ferguson, B. Schneier, and T. Kohno.
John Wiley & Sons, March 2010.
[ Additional information ]
[ Translations completed or in progress: Chinese, Italian, and Korean ]
Control-Alt-Hack(TM): White Hat Hacking for Fun and Profit.
T. Denning, T. Kohno, and A. Shostack.
Fall 2012.
[ Additional information ] [ Amazon.com ]
[ This is a computer security-themed card game for 3-6 players, designed to be both fun and informative. We licensed the mechanics from Steve Jackson Games. ]
[ Black Hat slides ]
The Security Cards: A Security Threat Brainstorming Toolkit.
T. Denning, B. Friedman, and T. Kohno.
Summer 2013.
[ This is a set of 42 cards designed to assist in computer security-related brainstorming and education. ]

Dissertations Advised or Co-advised

Publications and Other Writings


  • Analyzing the Use of Quick Response Codes in the Wild.
    A. Lerner, A. Saxena, K. Ouimet, B. Turley, A. Vance, T. Kohno, and F. Roesner.
    13th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (MobiSys), May 20-22, 2015.

  • Securing RFIDs by Randomizing the Modulation and Channel.
    H. Hassanieh, J. Wang, D. Katabi, and T. Kohno.
    Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI), May 4-6, 2015.

  • Experimental Analysis of Denial-of-Service Attacks on Teleoperated Robotic Systems.
    T. Bonaci, J. Yan, J. Herron, T. Kohno and H. J. Chizeck.
    ACM/IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems, April 14-16, 2015.

  • Surreptitiously Weakening Cryptographic Systems.
    B. Schneier, M. Fredrikson, T. Kohno, and T. Ristenpart.
    Cryptology ePrint Archive, Report 2015/097, February 2015.

  • Cryptographic Currencies from a Tech-Policy Perspective: Policy Issues and Technical Directions.
    E. McReynolds, A. Lerner, W. Scott, F. Roesner, and T. Kohno
    2nd Workshop on Bitcoin Research, January 30, 2015.