4th International IEEE
Security in Storage Workshop

February 13, 2007

Held at the Marriott
San Jose, California USA

Sponsored by the
IEEE Computer Society
Task Force on Information Assurance (TFIA)
Part of the IEEE Information Assurance Activities (IEEEIA)

Held In Cooperation and Co-Located With the
5th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST07)
February 13-16, 2007, San Jose, CA, USA

In Cooperation with the
IEEE Mass Storage Systems Technical Committee (MSSTC)

In Cooperation with the
International Association of Cryptologic Research (IACR)


Publication of Papers

    * SISW Workshop Papers Are Published through the IEEE Computer
      Society Press (CS Press)

    * CS Press Publications are Captured in the online IEEE Digital

    * Publications published by CS Press are also professionally
      indexed through INSPEC(RTM).

    * All CS Press publications, except for a select few, are also
      indexed by the SCI Index (ISI Thompson's Science Citation Index) and
      EI Index (Elsevier's Engineering Information Index).


Meeting the challenge to protect stored information critical to
individuals, corporations, and governments is made more difficult by
the continually changing uses of storage and the exposure of storage
media to adverse conditions.

Example uses include employment of large shared storage systems for
cost reduction and, for convenience, wide use of transiently-connected
storage devices offering significant capacities and manifested in many
forms, often embedded in mobile devices.

Protecting intellectual property, privacy, health records, and
military secrets when media or devices are lost, stolen, or captured
is critical to information owners.

A comprehensive, systems approach to storage security is required for
the activities that rely on storage technology to remain or become

This workshop serves as an open forum to discuss storage threats,
technologies, methodologies and deployment.

The workshop seeks submissions from academia and industry presenting
novel research on all theoretical and practical aspects of designing,
building and managing secure storage systems; possible topics include,
but are not limited to the following:

    * Cryptographic Algorithms for Storage
    * Cryptanalysis of Systems and Protocols
    * Key Management for Sector and File based Storage Systems
    * Balancing Usability, Performance and Security concerns
    * Unintended Data Recovery
    * Attacks on Storage Area Networks and Storage
    * Insider Attack Countermeasures
    * Security for Mobile Storage
    * Defining and Defending Trust Boundaries in Storage
    * Relating Storage Security to Network Security
    * Database Encryption
    * Search on Encrypted Information

The goal of the workshop is to disseminate new research, and to bring
together researchers and practitioners from both governmental and
civilian areas. Accepted papers will be published by the IEEE Computer
Society Press in the workshop proceedings and become part of the IEEE
Digital Library.

General Chair: Jack Cole (US Army Research Laboratory, USA),

Program Chair: James Hughes (Sun Microsystems, USA)

Program Committee: TBA

Questions? Contact Jack Cole (jack.cole@ieee.org) or James Hughes