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1 ACM SIGSAC (1984 -> ) Special Interest Group on Security, Audit and Control develop the information security profession by sponsoring high-quality research conferences and workshops Viability Review Virgil Gligor SIGSAC Chair Carnegie Mellon University SGB Meeting, Chicago March 27, 2009

2 Conferences ACM CCS (Conference on Computer and Communications Security) , Alexandria, VA, 2009 Chicago, Ill. ACM SACMAT (Symposium on Access Control Models and Technologies) Stockholm, Se, 2006 Tahoe City, CA, 2007 – Sophia Antipolis, Fr., 2008 Estes Park, CO., 2009 Stresa, It. ASIA CCS (ACM Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security) Taipei, Tw 2007 Singapore, Sp 2008, Tokyo, Jp, 2009 Sydney, Au ACM WISEC (Conference on Wireless Network Security) Alexandria, VA, 2009 Zurich, CH Journal ACM Transactions on Information Systems Security (1997 -> ) - one of the top two journals in the area - 6 others: e.g., Journal of Computer Security (IOS Press), IEEE TDSC

3 Officers (2005 – 2009) (two-year terms renewable to a maximum of two terms) Virgil Gligor, Chair, Carnegie Mellon University Pierangela Samarati, Vice-Chair, University of Milan, Italy Vijay Atluri, Treasurer, Rutgers University Benefits Community Sponsorship of four conferences (CCS, SACMAT, ASIA CCS, WISEC) In-Cooperation status granted to: - CFP: Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference - IWIA: IEEE Intl Workshop on Information Assurance - ACSAC: Annual Computer Security Applications Conference - ESSoS: Intl Symp. On Engineering Secure Software and Systems - SIN: Intl Conference and Security of Information Networks SIGSAC Outstanding Innovation Award SIGSAC Outstanding Contribution Award Members CCS and SACMAT Proceedings Reduced registration fees for all four SIGSAC conferences Access to all SIGSAC material in the ACM Digital Library

4 Awards - given annually at ACM CCS Outstanding Innovation Award 2005 – Whitfield Diffie, Sun 2006 – Michael Schroeder, Microsoft Research 2007 – Martin Abadi, US Santa Cruz and Microsoft Research 2008 – Dorothy Denning, Naval Postgraduate School Outstanding Contribution Award 2005 Peter Neumann, SRI International 2006 Eugene Spafford, Purdue University 2007 Sushil Jajodia, George Mason University 2008 Ravi Sandhu, University of Texas, San Antonio

5 SIGSAC Membership retention members

6 SIGSAC Fund Balance

7 Lessons Learned 1.Insist on conservative budgets; most conference organizers are unaware of budgetary constraints. 2.Seek inexpensive venues (e.g., Universities) in attractive locations particularly in Europe and Asia; avoid hotel meetings, if possible. 3. Seek new ways to attract and retain members (e.g., new benefits ?). 4.Be prudent and do not overextend conference sponsorship! There are (too) many conferences already in the security area.


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