Cipher Issue 98, September 2010, Editor's Letter

The deadline for submitting papers for the 2011 (2^5 th) meeting of the Security and Privacy Symposium is November 19. This is a premier venue for presenting research results. If you have an innovative result, please consider submitting a paper.

The voting period for Computer Society elections is nearing closure and as chair of the Technical Committee on Security and Privacy, I would like to advocate a write-in candidate for President: Joe Bumblis. In my experience with the Computer Society, as a conference organizer and TC officer, I have become dismayed at the difficulties that Society imposes on conference organizers. If anything is to change for the better, it must come from people like Joe who understand the Society and role of volunteers. If you are a Computer Society member, please look at Joe's website for instructions on voting, and please vote immediately.

In this issue we note with great sadness the death of Paul Karger, surely one of the giants in field of theoretical and practical computer security.

X-or the RAM parts for valiant streaming,
    Hilarie Orman
    Cipher Editor