Join Us in San Juan!

ACSAC brings together cutting-edge researchers, with a broad cross-section of security professionals drawn from academia, industry, and government, gathered to present and discuss the latest security results and topics. With peer reviewed technical papers, invited talks, panels, national interest discussions, workshops, and professional development and training courses, ACSAC continues its core mission of investigating practical solutions for computer and network security technology.

ACSAC will be held at the Condado Plaza Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Centrally located in the trendy Condado Beach area, near historic Old San Juan, the hotel is an ideal location to both attend the conference and spend time relaxing and sightseeing in the warm tropical weather. Puerto Rico has worked hard to recover and rebuild from the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria. ACSAC organizers recently visited Puerto Rico to confirm its readiness and found most of the island including San Juan operational. The Condado Plaza Hilton is undergoing a comprehensive restoration program and will be fully functioning in December. We are receiving weekly updates to monitor progress and ensure that they will be ready for ACSAC.

Invited Speakers

Michelle Dennedy

Michelle Dennedy

Vice President and Chief Privacy Officer, Cisco

Why Privacy Engineering Matters Now

Alina Oprea

Alina Oprea

Professor of Computer Science, Northeastern University

AI in Cybersecurity: Applications, Open Problems, and Future Directions

Hard Topic Theme: Big Data for Security

The security industry is rapidly amassing an incredible amount of information that can be mined for vulnerabilities and allow researchers to observe phenomena that can play an important role in many other aspects of security, from analytics and intelligence support, to training automated classification and reasoning techniques. However, using large datasets in security also faces many technical and scientific challenges. Therefore, we need to design new data-driven techniques and we need to rethink our existing solutions to take advantage of this vast amount of information to improve security. Many conference sessions will address the hard topic theme. I encourage you to attend the conference to learn about this timely topic.

Artifact Submission

To help support the reproducibility for research results, ACSAC encourages authors of accepted papers to submit software they have developed and datasets they have used to perform their research and make them publicly available to the entire community. We believe that this is an important initiative that can help the entire community increase its reputation, and make research in the security field proceed faster by taking advantage of systems previously built by other researchers. We encourage all authors to participate in this initiative!

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