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Keynote Speakers

Pierangela Samarati

Affiliation: Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

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Title: Data Security and Privacy in the Cloud

Abstract: The rapid advancements in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have enabled the emerging of the cloud as a successful paradigm for conveniently storing, accessing, processing, and sharing information. With its significant benefits of scalability and elasticity, the cloud paradigm has appealed companies and users, which are more and more resorting to the multitude of available providers for storing and processing data. Unfortunately, such a convenience comes at a price of loss of control over these data and consequent new security threats that can limit the potential widespread adoption and acceptance of the cloud computing paradigm. In this talk I will illustrate some security and privacy issues arising in the cloud scenario, focusing in particular on the problem of guaranteeing confidentiality and integrity of data stored or processed by external cloud providers.

Short Biography

Pierangela Samarati is a Professor at the Department of Computer Science of the Universita' degli Studi di Milano. Her main research interests are in data security and privacy, access control policies, models and systems, information system security, and information protection in general. She has participated in several projects involving different aspects of information protection. On these topics she has published more than 240 peer-reviewed articles in international journals, conference proceedings, and book chapters. She is the Coordinator of the ESCUDO-CLOUD European project (H2020). She has been Computer Scientist in the Computer Science Laboratory at SRI, CA (USA). She has been a visiting researcher at the Computer Science Department of Stanford University, CA (USA), and at the Center for Secure Information Systems of George Mason University, VA (USA).

She is the chair of the IEEE Systems Council Technical Committee on Security and Privacy in Complex Information Systems (TCSPCIS), of the Steering Committees of the European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS), and of the ACM Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES). She is member of several steering committees. She is ACM Distinguished Scientist (named 2009) and IEEE Fellow (named 2012). She has been awarded the IFIP TC11 Kristian Beckman award (2008) and the IFIP WG 11.3 Outstanding Research Contributions Award (2012).

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Dieter Gollmann

Affiliation: Technischen Universität Hamburg, Germany

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Title: From SCADA Security to Adversarial Control Theory

Abstract: We describe an approach for analyzing and attacking the physical part (a process) of a cyber-physical system. The stages of this approach are demonstrated in a case study, a simulation of a vinyl acetate monomer plant. We want to demonstrate in particular where security has to rely on expert knowledge in the domain of the physical components and processes of a system and that there are major challenges for converting cyber-attacks into successful cyber-physical attacks.

Short Biography

Prof. Dieter Gollmann received his Dipl.-Ing. in Engineering Mathematics (1979) and (1984) from the University of Linz, Austria in the Department for System Science. He earned the Dr. habil. at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, where he was awarded the 'venia legendi' for Computer Science in 1991. He was a Lecturer in Computer Science at Royal Holloway, University of London, and rejoined Royal Holloway later in 1990, where he was the first Course Director of the MSc in Information Security. He's still giving guest lectures in Royal Holloway. He joined Microsoft Research in Cambridge in 1998. Then in 2003, he took the chair for Security in Distributed Applications at Hamburg University of Technology, Germany.

He has contributed to national and European projects in the areas of dependable communications and computing. He has been acting as a consultant for HP Laboratories (Bristol). He has been serving on the program committees of the major European conferences on computer security (ESORICS), and cryptography (EUROCRYPT) as well as other international conferences in these areas. Dieter Gollmann is an editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Information Security and an associate editor of the IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine. His textbook on 'Computer Security' has appeared in its third edition.