[ACSAC-December 8-12,1997-SAN DIEGO]

Issues 1997: Smart Card Security Special Workshop

Chair: Dr. Harvey H. Rubinovitz

Tuesday, December 9, 1997, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

In recent years smart card technology has received much attention as it has been incorporated into numerous applications such as credit cards, phone cards, electronic purses, welfare, health care, mass transit, and access control.

The security community has taken a greater interest in the technology during the past few years as the technology has become easier to implement and more capable in the functionality that it provides. Smart card technology is looked at by the security community as a vehicle for providing more practical (e.g., portable) and more secure solutions.

This workshop will focus on the relationship between smart cards and security, how the technology is being utilized in security solutions today and how the technology itself is secured. Presentations will draw upon aspects of implementation, deployment, and management experiences from systems which are utilizing smart card technology.

Previous participants have agreed that past workshops have provided a useful and exciting forum for members of the standards and software development worlds to exchange ideas, opinions, and concerns. Due to community interest in Smart Card Technologies, this year's workshop should generate much discussion.

The ACM's Special Interest Group on Security, Audit, and Control (SIGSAC) is sponsoring this workshop. Pre-registration is requested although there is no charge for workshop registration. Position papers are encouraged and will be published in the SIGSAC Review. To register, contact Harvey Rubinovitz, Workshop Chair, MITRE M/S B305, 202 Burlington Rd, Bedford, MA 01730, (617) 271-3076, hhr@mitre.org.

Note: Lunch is provided with all tutorials, but NOT with the Special Workshop.