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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 third conference will be held February 18-20, 2013 in Hyatt Regency, 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.

Best Paper Award

Fast, Scalable Detection of “Piggybacked” Mobile Applications
Wu Zhou, Yajin Zhou, Michael Grace, Xuxian Jiang and Shihong Zou

Outstanding Paper Awards

Exploring Dependency for Query Privacy Protection in Location-based Services
Xihui Chen and Jun Pang

Towards Self-Repairing Replication-Based Storage Systems Using Untrusted Clouds
Bo Chen and Reza Curtmola

Outstanding Poster Awards

“A File Provenance System”
 Salmin Sultana and Elisa Bertino

“AppProfiler: A Flexible Method of Exposing Privacy-Related Behavior in Android Applications to End Users”
 Sanae Rosen, Zhiyun Qian, and Z. Morley Mao

“Smart Keys for Cyber-Cars: Secure Smartphone-based NFC-enabled Car Immobilizer”

 Christoph Busold, Christian Wachsmann, Alexandra Dmitrienko, Herve Seudie, Ahmed Taha, Mijid Sobhani, Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi

Award Committee

Yongdae Kim (KAIST), Morley Mao, and Peng Liu.