22nd ACSAC – Annual Computer Security Applications Conference

22nd Annual Computer Security Applications Conference will be held December 11-15, 2006. Miami Beach, Florida. This news remembered me days when I presented my paper titled “Wireless Intrusion Detection Systems (WIDS)” on 19th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference, held on December 8-12, 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada. See some links from 19th ACSAC web site:

The Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC) announced, couple of days ago, that it will host the 2007 National Computer Systems Security Award ceremony at this year’s event. The award will be presented to Dr. Steven M. Bellovin, Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University and long-time member of the research staff at AT&T Lab for his significant contributions to computer security.

ACSAC web site says about Professor Dr. Bellowin:

Bellovin, currently a professor of computer science at Columbia University, was one of the originators of USENET as a graduate student at the University of North Carolina in the late 1970s. During more than 20 years of research at Bell Labs and AT&T Labs Research, Bellovin was one of the first researchers to recognize the importance of firewalls to network security, explore protocol failures, discuss routing security and utilize encrypted key exchange protocols.

Bellovin has served on numerous National Research Council computer security committees, was an Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) security director from 2002-2004, and was a member of the now-defunct Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Advisory Board. He is the co-author of “Firewalls and Internet Security: Repelling the Wily Hacker,” and holds several patents on cryptographic and network protocols.

For more about Bellovin, go to his Web site at http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb.

Congratulations to Prof. Dr. Bellowin.

Note: ACSAC and Net Security web sites used as sources for this post.

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