ReportJun 15, 2022
Missing Key: The challenge of cybersecurity and central bank digital currency
By Giulia Fanti, Kari Kostiainen, William Howlett, Josh Lipsky, Ole Moehr, John Paul Schnapper-Casteras, and Josephine Wolff
New research on the cybersecurity challenges posed by digital currencies and design models that can provide a more secure financial system.
Giulia Fanti is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s GeoEconomics Center and an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research interests span the security, privacy, and efficiency of distributed systems. She is a two-time fellow of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Cybersecurity and a member of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board. Her work has been recognized with best paper awards, a Sloan Research Fellowship, an Intel Rising Star Faculty Research Award, a US Air Force Research Laboratory Young Investigator Grant, and faculty research awards from Google and JP Morgan Chase. She obtained her PhD in electrical engineering and computer science from University of California, Berkeley and her BS in electrical and computer engineering from Olin College of Engineering.