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Thanks for
Joining Us
in San Juan
for our 35th!

Plan Ahead — ACSAC 36 will be held December 7-11, 2020 in Austin, TX

The Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (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 hand-on 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.

As an internationally recognized forum where practitioners, researchers, and developers meet to learn and to exchange practical ideas and experiences in computer and network security, we welcome your participation. In addition to peer-reviewed papers on new work, the conference features case studies on real-world applications and panels with interactive expert discussions, as well as hands-on training courses on new and emerging topics and 1-2 day workshops on hot topics. Join us for the Welcome Reception, Conference Dinner, and Poster Reception, as well as an optional post-conference excursion to the El Junque National Forest, the only tropical rain forest in the U.S. national forest system.

New this year, ACSAC is initiating the Test of Time Award in which selected papers from the first 25 years of the conference will be recognized for having a significant impact in applied computer and network security.


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Carrie Gates

Senior Vice President,
Global Information Security,
Bank of America

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Patrick Traynor

Associate Professor,
Computer and Information Science and Engineering
University of Florida

Hard Topic Theme: Deployable and Impactful Security

This year's hard topic theme solicits research results and technologies that are more practical and applied, and can be potentially deployed, where they can have a direct impact on improving the quality of cybersecurity in real-world systems. Deployable and impactful security generally involves the development of defensive solutions, rather than simply exposing weaknesses and vulnerabilities. While ACSAC has always solicited work on applied security, by having it as a hard topic theme we hope to put greater emphasis on deployability and impactfulness.

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