9th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks

(SIN 2016)

20-22 July 2016

 Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA

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In succession to the successful SIN 2007 - SIN 2015, the 9th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks (SIN 2016) will provide an international forum for presentation of research and applications of security in information and networks. SIN 2016 conference features contributed as well as invited papers, special sessions, workshops, and tutorials on theory and practice. SIN 2016 will feature the following keynote talks:


Keynote 1:


Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham

The University of Texas at Dallas

Abstract: This presentation will describe our research and development efforts in assured cloud computing for the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. We have developed a secure cloud computing framework as well as multiple secure cloud query processing systems.  Our framework uses Hadoop to store and retrieve large numbers of RDF triples by exploiting the cloud computing paradigm and we have developed a scheme to store RDF data in a Hadoop Distributed File System. We implemented XACML-based policy management and integrated it with our query processing strategies.  For secure query processing with relational data we utilized the HIVE framework. More recently we have developed strategies for secure storage and query processing in a hybrid cloud. In particular, we have developed algorithms for query processing wherein user’s local computing capability is exploited alongside public cloud services to deliver an efficient and secure data management solution. We have also developed techniques for secure virtualization using the XEN hypervisor to host our cloud data managers as well as an RDF-based policy engine hosted on our cloud computing framework. Finally we have developed a secure social media framework hosted on our secure cloud computing framework.

The presentation will discuss our secure cloud computing framework for assured information sharing and discuss the secure social media framework. We will then discuss the relationship to big data security and privacy aspects and connect our research to Secure Internet of Things with a special emphasis on data privacy. 


Biography: Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham is the Louis A. Beecherl, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and the Executive Director of the Cyber Security Research and Education Institute (CSI) at The University of Texas at Dallas. She is an elected Fellow of IEEE, the AAAS, the British Computer Society, and the SPDS (Society for Design and Process Science). She received several prestigious award including IEEE Computer Society's 1997 Technical Achievement Award for “outstanding and innovative contributions to secure data management”, the 2010 ACM SIGSAC (Association for Computing Machinery, Special Interest Group on Security, Audit and Control) Outstanding Contributions Award for “seminal research contributions and leadership in data and applications security for over 25 years” and the SDPS Transformative Achievement Gold Medal for her contributions to interdisciplinary research. She has unique experience working in the commercial industry (Honeywell), federal research laboratory (MITRE), US government (NSF) and academia and her 35 year career includes research and development, technology transfer, product development, program management, and consulting for the federal government. Her work has resulted in 100+ journal articles, 200+ conference papers, 100+ keynote and featured addresses, eight US patents (three pending) and fifteen books (one pending). She received the prestigious earned higher doctorate degree (DEng) from the University of Bristol England in 2011 for her published work in secure data management since her PhD. She has been a strong advocate for women in computing and has delivered featured addresses at events organized by the CRA-W (Computing Research Association) and SWE (Society for Women Engineers).


Keynote 2:


Dr. Eugene H. Spafford

Purdue University, USA


Abstract: We have had professionals working in cyber security (information security, computing security, network security, information assurance) for 50 years. In that time there have been thousands of patents issued and companies started, journals created, conferences held, and papers published. Many millions (if not billions) of dollars have been spent on research, with even greater amounts spent on actual defenses. Despite all of that effort and expense over decades, one might well conclude that the general state of cyber security is worse than it has ever been. Furthermore, on-going developments such as the Internet of Things and the use of big data may well create further damage and threats. In this talk, I attempt to step back from a view of the current state of security to look at longer-term trends and definitions. I hope to address some questions fundamental to the problem set: What exactly is security? What are we trying to protect? What are the broader issues that make the problem difficult? Why does it seem so difficult to find enough people to work in the field? What will it take to make some real progress in security?



SIN'16 proceedings now available in ACM Digital Library, see http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2947626 


Proceedings of all SIN Conferences are listed in DBLP and full text is available in the ACM Digital Library.


Organized by:

- Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA

- Kennesaw State University, Georgia, USA

- Southern Federal University, Taganrog, Rostov-on-Don, Russia

- The University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK

- Aksaray University, Aksaray, Turkey

- Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, India

- Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia