The ACM Special Interest Group on Security, Audit and Control mission is to develop the information security profession by sponsoring high quality research conferences and workshops. SIGSAC conferences address all aspects of information and system security, encompassing security technologies, secure systems, security applications, and security policies. Security technologies include access control, assurance, authentication, cryptography, intrusion detection, penetration techniques, risk analysis, and secure protocols. Security systems include security in operating systems, database systems, networks and distributed systems, and middleware. Representative security applications areas are information systems, workflow systems, electronic commerce, electronic cash, copyright and intellectual property protection, telecommunications systems, and healthcare. Security polices encompass confidentiality, integrity, availability, privacy, and survivability policies, including tradeoff and conflicts amongst these. (this is from the national SIGSAC description).
SIGSAC currently has numerous openings for speakers interested in presenting to the security community; contact us and we'll work with you to set up a time and place. Have an idea for an out-of-town speaker? Let us know and we'll try to get them to come to town.
The UIUC chapter of SIGSAC, founded in 2004, seeks to provide a forum in the UIUC academic community for topics related to security, auditing, and control. Our goal is to present talks and workshops on the UIUC campus, at least once a month, drawing from a pool of academics, students, local professionals, and outside academics and professionals.