ACSA is a non-profit association of computer security professionals who have a common goal of improving the understanding, theory, and practice of computer security. To this end, ACSA supports a number of activities, all of which serve the goal of improving the computer security field. We also remember colleagues who made significant contributions.
ACSAC - 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.
NSPW - New Security Paradigms Workshop
NSPW is an invitation-only workshop for researchers focused on work that challenges the dominant approaches and perspectives in computer security. NSPW aims to foster paradigm shifts in information security.
LASER - Learning from Authoritative Security Experiment Results
LASER focuses on learning from and improving cyber security experiment results. The workshop explores both positive and negative experimental results, the latter of which are not often published.
- Layered Assurance Workshop (LAW)
- SAC Technology Advocacy Committee (SAC-TAC)
- Workshop on the Application of Engineering Principles to System Security Design (WAEPSSD)
- Workshop on Information-Security-System Rating and Ranking (ISSRR)
- Second International Working Conference on Integrity and Internal Control in Information Systems
- Workshop on Information Technology Assurance and Trustworthiness (WITAT)
The Scholarships for Women Studying Information Security (SWSIS) is a program initiated by ACSA in 2011 that grants up to $10,000 per scholarship to women studying for their Bachelors and Masters degrees in fields relating to information security. Over $880,000 has been granted to date. The scholarship program has received funding from ACSA, Bank of America, Netflix, Craig Newmark Philanthropies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Symantec, SANS, the Charles Koch Institute, Luta Technologies, the Squires Foundation, and private donors.
As of Fall 2023, the program is taking a pause on future applications. There will be no applications accepted for the 2024-2025 school year. The website will be updated as new information becomes available.
The Sq Group
USC Information Sciences Institute
The MITRE Corporation
University of California, Davis
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Bank of America
AT&T Security Research Center (Ret.)
University of Southern Denmark
Marshall Abrams • Dee Akers • Victoria Ashby • William Bisignani • Ron Gove • Steven J. Greenwald • Robert Kovach • Joel Levy • Louanna Notargiacomo • Steve Rome • Ron Ross • Gary Smith • Frederick Tompkins • Mary Ellen Zurko