Keynote Speaker

Speaker Name Prof. Ravi Sandhu
Title of Talk Security and Trust Convergence: Attributes, Relations and Provenance


Ravi Sandhu is founding Executive Director of the Institute for Cyber Security at the University of Texas San Antonio, and holds an Endowed Chair. He is an ACM, IEEE and AAAS Fellow and inventor on 29 patents. He has received the IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement award, and the ACM SIGSAC outstanding innovation and outstanding contribution awards. He is past Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, past founding Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Information and System Security and a past Chair of ACM SIGSAC. He founded ACM CCS, SACMAT and CODASPY, and has been a leader in numerous other security research conferences. His research has focused on security models and architectures, including the seminal role-based and attribute-based access control models, and their applications in cloud, mobile and social computing. His papers have over 27,000 Google Scholar citations including over 6,500 for the RBAC96 paper.

Talk description

Security and trust are interdependent concepts which need to converge to address the cyber security needs of emerging systems. This talk will lay out a vision for this convergence. We argue that security and trust are inherently dependent on three foundational concepts: attributes, relations and provenance. Security researchers have dealt with these three concepts more or less independently. In the future convergence of these three is required to achieve meaningful cyber security. The talk will speculate on some research and technology challenges and opportunities in this respect.