Cipher Issue 76, January 2007, Editor's Letter

The venerable Computer Security Foundations Workshop, sponsored by the same IEEE Technical Committee that sponsors this publication, has moved up to Symposium status. This reflects its increased attendance figures and the quality of its proceedings over the last many years. Congratulations to the new CSFS!

We are fortunate to have great reviews of two conferences for this month's issue. We have good coverage of the ACSAC conference from three reviewers (Tom Haigh and Charlie Payne combined their reviews, and Jeremy Epstein provided additional commentary), and the result is almost "like being there". The New Security Paradigms Workshop review by Carol Taylor similarly is an excellent report on the novel work that the workshop always provides. Top that off with Richard Austin's book review, and there is so much material that I decided to skip the detailed calendar listings this month. The calendar and calls-for-papers are, as always, available at the Cipher website.

    Hilarie Orman
    Cipher Editor