Elisa Bertino, Interim Director of Cyber Center, co-founder of new ACM conference
January 7, 2011
ACM SIGSAC announces the creation of a new annual ACM Conference on Data and Applications Security and Privacy. The inaugural conference will be held February 21-23 2011 in Hilton Palacio Del Rio, San Antonio, Texas.
With rapid global penetration of the Internet and smart phones and the resulting productivity and social gains, the world is becoming increasingly dependent on its cyber infrastructure. Criminals, spies and predators of all kinds have learnt to exploit this landscape much quicker than defenders have advanced in their technologies. Security and Privacy has become an essential concern of applications and systems throughout their lifecycle. Security concerns have rapidly moved up the software stack as the Internet and web have matured. The security, privacy, functionality, cost and usability tradeoffs necessary in any practical system can only be effectively achieved at the data and application layers. This new conference provides a dedicated venue for high-quality research in this arena, and seeks to foster a community with this focus in cyber security.
February 5, 2015
Cyber Center Researchers received the best paper award at the 8th International Conference on Network and System Security (NSS 2014). The paper, co-authored by Hasini Gunasinghe and Elisa Bertino (director of Cyber Center) and titled " Privacy Preserving Biometrics-Based and User Centric Authentication Protocol", proposes a novel privacy preserving biometrics-based authentication protocol by which users can authenticate to different service providers from their own devices without involving identity providers in the transactions.Read Full Story
November 5, 2014
Elisa Bertino, Professor of Computer Science, Director of Discovery Park Cyber Center and Research Director of CERIAS, receives today the SIGSAC Outstanding Contributions Award for her seminal research contributions and leadership in data and applications security over the past 25 years.Read Full Story