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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.

Events

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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.

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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.

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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.

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LAW - Layered Assurance Workshop

LAW is concerned with the cost-effective and timely construction and certification of assured critical systems from assured components.

Past Activities

  • 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)

Scholarships

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 $400,000 has been granted to date. The scholarship is administered by ACSA with support from CRA-W, and has received funding from ACSA, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Symantec.

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Officers

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Cristina Serban
President

AT&T Security Research Center

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Ann Marmor-Squires
Vice President

The Sq Group

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Harvey Rubinovitz
Treasurer

The MITRE Corporation

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Daniel Faigin
Secretary

The Aerospace Corporation

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Marshall Abrams
Founder and Curmudgeon

The MITRE Corporation

Senior Fellows

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David Balenson

SRI International

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Matt Bishop

University of California, Davis

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Gabriela Ciocarlie

SRI International

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Jeremy Epstein

National Science Foundation

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Carrie Gates

 

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Charles Payne

Adventium Labs

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Robert H'obbes' Zakon

Zakon Group LLC

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Mary Ellen Zurko

 

Fellows

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Steve Schwab

USC Information Sciences Institute

Former Fellows

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