WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Sep 30, 2013) - The attacks and hacks on today's digital networks have become more insidious and pervasive by the day; and they also threaten the physical systems and critical infrastructure that they interconnect and run -- the power plants, hospitals, transportation and other US industries cited as priorities in the Executive Order for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cyber Security. 

The 2013 Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC 2013) tackles these challenges December 9th to 13th at the Hyatt French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana, delivering four and a half days of in-depth, hands-on learning, discussion and networking for security professionals. Now in its 29th year, ACSAC 2013 is focused on advancing the state of security, from the development of more trustworthy and resilient hardware and software systems, to the protection of cyber-physical systems and critical infrastructure.

Bringing together the best and brightest from academia, government, and commercial industry, ACSAC 2013 will feature technical courses, case studies, panels, Government tutorials (NIST), workshops and keynotes. Highlights of the ACSAC 2013 program include:

Keynotes by:
Dr. Nancy Leveson, "Applying Systems Thinking to Security and Safety"
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Professor of Engineering Systems
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Carl Landwehr, "A Building Code for Building Code: Putting What We Know Works to Work"
Cyber Security Policy and Research Institute, George Washington University
Formerly of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, National Science Foundation (NSF), IARPA, DARPA, and Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine.

Focus on Cyber Physical Systems


Professional Development Tutorials

Special Features

Plus posters, works-in-progress and peer-reviewed papers in the areas of mobile security, malware, cloud security, incident response, privacy, authentication, applied cryptography, and system security.

The full program agenda can be found at: http://acsac.org/2013/openconf/modules/request.php?module=oc_program&action=program.php

About ACSAC:
In its 29th year, The Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC) is an internationally recognized forum where practitioners, researchers, and developers in information and system security meet to learn and to exchange practical ideas and experiences.

ACSAC has a tradition of bringing together security professionals from academia, government and industry who are interested in applied security. Started in 1984, the conference has grown to achieve worldwide attendance and recognition for the high quality of its presentations, discussions, and interactions.

We provide in-depth tutorials on current security topics, a workshop on hot topics, case studies on best practices, panels on controversial subjects and a technical track consisting of peer-reviewed papers. All sessions and tutorials are fully qualified as Continuing Education credits toward CISSP and similar security certifications. For more information, please visit: www.acsac.org.

Contact Information:

Media Contact:
Joel Greenberg

202-669-3639 cell