This is the COVID-19 issue; it is abbreviated from our usual style because computer security has taken a backseat to life and death threat from the pandemic. Though computer viruses have long taken a toll on businesses and individuals, a real, biologic virus has turned out to be more expensive.
Academic conferences are hard-hit by the travel restrictions and limits on large gatherings. Please check the conference websites before making travel plans.
The IEEE Computer Society's Security and Privacy Symposium and Workshops will be virtual, online events at their scheduled dates during the week May 18-21, 2020. The symposium papers are now online in the Computer Society's Digital Libary.
Help cheer up computer security researchers by voting for the "Best Paper of 2019" award!Be clean, be distant, be safe,
News, Commentary, and Opinion
By Shira Stein and Jennifer Jacobs
March 16, 2020
As if the reality of a pandemic were not enough bad news, some attempts to keep the public informed have suffered a denial of service attack.
v. Further significant technical issues have been identified in Huawei's engineering processes, leading to new risks in the UK telecommunications networks;
v. No material progress has been made by Huawei in the remediation of the issues reported last year, making it inappropriate to change the level of assurance from last year or to make any comment on potential future levels of assurance.
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To help you remember what's been published in the past year, a table providing links to many of the relevant conferences and journals is available here: https://cps-vo.org/sos/papercompetition/sources-2019.
Last year's winning paper was Evaluating Fuzz Testing by George Klees, Andrew Ruef, Benji Cooper, Shiyi Wei, and Michael Hicks, presented at ACM CCS 2018. Honorable Mentions went to
Please take a few moments to honor a paper by nominating it for NSA's Best Science of Cybersecurity paper competition, which is described here: https://cps-vo.org/group/sos/papercompetition
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Nominations close 15 April 2020.
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