ACM Security Conference Organized by ISE Faculty

Posted: November 15, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason faculty members have organized the Ninth Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Conference on Computer and Communications Security to be held Nov. 19-21 in Washington, D.C. Sushil Jajodia, Information and Software Engineering (ISE), is general program chair for the conference and will also present a tutorial, and Ravi Sandhu, ISE, is conference chair.

George Mason President Alan Merten will give opening remarks and welcome conference attendees.

The conference keynote speaker is Scott Charney, chief security strategist for Microsoft Corporation. Several members of the ISE faculty will present papers during the conference. Jajodia and Duminda Wijesekera will present “Policy Algebras for Access Control–The Predicate Case;” and Paul Ammann, Wijesekera, and computer science graduate student Saket Kaushik will present “Scalable Graph-Based Network Vulnerability Analysis.”

Other topics to be covered in tutorials, workshops, and presentations include the technical aspects of watermarking, electronic voting, digital rights management, the Code Red worm, smartcards, secure passwords, peer-to-peer networks, intrusion detection, cyberterrorism, cryptography, and network security. Following the conference, an all-day workshop on XML security will be held Nov. 22 at George Mason in the Johnson Center.

The conference is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Security, Audit and Control, chaired by Sandhu. For more information, visit the conference web site.

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