The Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC) brings together cutting edge researchers, with a broad cross-section of security professionals drawn from industry, government and academia, gathered to present and discuss the latest security results and topics. With peer reviewed papers, invited talks, panels, workshops, national interest discussions, and professional development and training courses, ACSAC continues its core mission of investigating practical solutions for computer security technology.
Special Focus: Security and Privacy in the Internet of Things
With estimates ranging from 10 to 50 Billion, the number of devices incorporating embedded computation and communicating over the Internet is expected to grow unimaginably large in just the next few years. In the past year, awareness of the security and privacy challenges posed by the Internet-of-Things has emerged as a major theme in Government, Industry, Academia, and the mainstream press. The practical nature of this problem area and urgency for novel solutions raises the bar for the cybersecurity research community. I encourage everyone to submit timely work on this topic, and look forward to hearing about progress at this year's conference.