Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC) 2017

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Invited Essayist Keynote: Dare to Share: Risks and Rewards of Artifact Sharing in Computer Science

Thursday, 7 December 2017
09:00 - 10:00

Salon IV-V

Chair: David Balenson

Dare to Share: Risks and Rewards of Artifact Sharing in Computer Science
Christian Collberg, Professor of Computer Science, University of Arizona


We  report on our experiences with artifact---mostly code---sharing in computer science research: we recount some personal anecdotes, report on outcomes from a deception study, and show initial data from a longitudinal study of sharing rates from our artifact  indexing site We then discuss the steps that we need to take--as academic departments, publishers, funding agencies, and as individual educators and researchers--to improve the sharing of artifacts in Computer Science.

About the Speaker:

I'm a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Arizona. Prior to arriving in Tucson I worked at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and before that I got my Ph.D. from Lund University, Sweden. I have also held a visiting position at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, China, and taught courses at universities in Russia and Belarus. 

My main research interest is computer security, in particular the so-called Man-At-The-End Attack which occurs in settings where an adversary has physical access to a device and compromises it by tampering with its hardware or software. With Jasvir Nagra, I am the author of Surreptitious Software: Obfuscation, Watermarking, and Tamperproofing for Software Protection, published in Addison-Wesley's computer security series. It has also been translated into Portuguese and Chinese.


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