Celebrating 30 Years!

Special Focus: Cybersecurity for Cyber-Physical Systems

"The future applications of CPS are more transformative than the IT revolution of the past three decades."

Strategic R&D Opportunities for 21st Century Cyber-Physical Systems,
Report of the Steering Committee for Foundations in Innovation
for Cyber-Physical Systems, January 2013

Follow the Call for Submissions link at left for full submission details


ACSAC is more than just high quality, peer-reviewed research (though our 2013 acceptance rate was barely 19%). Our comprehensive program also includes training, case studies, panels, workshops, posters, and works-in-progress. Our speakers, presenters and instructors are experts involved in applied security work and research. Collectively, we explore practical solutions for computer security challenges across all phases of the system life cycle. ACSAC highlights the overall threat landscape, latest hacks and exploits, and the best prevention and defense innovations.

In its 30 years, ACSAC has advanced the cyber security field by hosting talks, presentations, and deep debates on topics ranging from security fundamentals to cutting edge discoveries. It has enabled both luminaries in the field and the new generation of security professionals (which it has supported financially) to meet and interact over hard problems.

If you were unable to attend ACSAC last December, here is a peek of what you missed: (click image for larger view)

prior year highlights
Original figure by Cliffydcw

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Please follow the Student Conferenceships link on the left for details on applying for travel assistance.

About Our Presenting Sponsor

Applied Computer Security Associates (ACSA) had its genesis in the first Aerospace Computer Security Applications Conference in 1985. That conference was a success and evolved into the Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC). Several years ago the word "Aerospace" was dropped from the name to promote a wider range of government and commercial applications. ACSA was incorporated in 1987 as a non-profit association of computer security professionals who have a common goal of improving the understanding, theory, and practice of computer security. ACSA continues to be the primary sponsor of the annual conference.

In 1989, ACSA began the Distinguished Lecture Series at the annual conference. Each year, an outstanding computer security professional is invited to present a lecture of current topical interest to the security community. In 1991, ACSA began a Best-Paper by a Student Award, presented at the Annual conference. This award is intended to encourage active student participation in the annual conference. The award winning student author receives an honorarium and all expenses to the conference.

ACSA continues to be committed to serving the security community by finding additional approaches for encouraging and facilitating dialogue and technical interchange. ACSA is always interested in suggestions from interested professionals and computer security professional organizations on how to achieve these goals.

Additional ACSA Events:
NSPW – New Security Paradigms Workshop
LASER – Learning from Authoritative Security Experiment Results