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Institute for         Cyber Security   UTSA


ACM SIGSAC announces the continuation of its recently launched annual ACM Conference on Data and Applications Security.  The second conference will be held February 7-9, 2012 in Hilton Palacio Del Rio, San Antonio, Texas.


With rapid global penetration of the Internet and smart phones and the resulting productivity and social gains, the world is becoming increasingly dependent on its cyber infrastructure. Criminals, spies and predators of all kinds have learned to exploit this landscape much quicker than defenders have advanced in their technologies. Security and Privacy has become an essential concern of applications and systems throughout their lifecycle. Security concerns have rapidly moved up the software stack as the Internet and web have matured. The security, privacy, functionality, cost and usability tradeoffs necessary in any practical system can only be effectively achieved at the data and application layers. This new conference provides a dedicated venue for high-quality research in this arena, and seeks to foster a community with this focus in cyber security.

Outstanding Papers

#1: Wu Zhou, Yajin Zhou, Xuxian Jiang and Peng Ning. Detecting Repackaged Smartphone Applications in Third-Party Android Marketplaces

#2: Prachi Kumari and Alexander Pretschner. Deriving Implementation-level Policies for Usage Control Enforcement

#3: Mina Askari, Reihaneh Safavi-Naini and Ken Barker. A General Information Theoretic Privacy and Utility Metric for Data Sanitization Mechanisms

Award Committee

Elena Ferrari (University of Insubria)

Jae Park (University of Texas at San Antonio)

Mahesh V. Tripunitara (University of Waterloo)