Sean Peisert

ACM Distinguished Member

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Upcoming activities:

IEEE Security & Privacy (ongoing)

NSA SoS Best Paper Competition (annually, deadlines in April)

IEEE Cybersecurity Award for Practice (annually, deadlines in July)

IEEE S&P (Oakland) 2024 (May 20–23, 2024)

CSET 2024 (Aug. 2024)

NSPW 2024 Sept. 16–18, 2024)

NSF Cybersecurity Summit (Oct. 7–10 2024)


Computer Security Research Links

Computer Security History and Organizations
Computer Security Archives Project at UC Davis
History of the Security and Privacy Symposium
History, IEEE Security and Privacy Technical Committee
Bletchley Park
Multics Security
National Cryptologic Museum
NITRD Cyber Security
Permissive Action Links (thanks to Steve Bellovin)
Science of Security Virtual Organization
Computer Security Newsletters
Cipher (Computer Security CFPs, Academic Computer Security Job Listings)
RISKS Digest
Major Security and Privacy Research Journals and Technical Magazines
ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security (TOPS; née ACM Transactions on Information and System Security - TISSEC)
IEEE Security & Privacy (historical and visual index)
IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC)
Proceedings on Privacy-Enhancing Technologies (PoPETs)
Other, Selected Journals
ACM Digital Threats: Research and Practice
International Journal of Information Security (IJIS; Springer)
Journal of Computer Security (JCS; IOS Press)
Journal of Cybersecurity (Oxford University Press)
Journal of Sensitive Cyber Research and Engineering (JSCoRE)
Transactions on Data Privacy (TDP)
USENIX Computing Systems (defunct; 1988–1996)
USENIX Journal of Election Technology and Systems (JETS) (defunct; 2013–2015)
"Big 4" Security Research Conferences
IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (also known as "Oakland"; since 1980)
ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS) (since 1993)
Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (née Workshop; NDSS) (since 1997)
USENIX Security Symposium (née "USENIX UNIX Security Workshop"; since 1989)
Other, Selected, Important Security Research Conferences and Workshops
Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC) (since 1985)
IEEE Computer Security Foundations Symposium (née Workshop; CSF) (since 1988)
IEEE Cybersecurity Development Conference (SecDev) (since 2016)
IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (Euro S&P) (since 2016)
IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST) (since 2008)
Language-Theoretic Security Workshop (since 2014)
National Information Systems Security Conference (NISSC) (also known as the "Seminar on the DOD Computer Security Initiative Program," "The National Conference," and "The Baltmore Conference"; defunct; 1979–2000)
New Security Paradigms Workshop (NSPW) (since 1992)
Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS) (since 2000)
International Symposium on Recent Advances in Intrusion Detection (RAID) (since 1998)
Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS) (since 2005)
USENIX Annual Technical Conference (ATC) (since 1992)
Security, Privacy, and Cryptography Textbooks and Reference Books
Computer Security
Matt Bishop, Computer Security: Art and Science, Second Edition, Addison-Wesley, 2018.
Paul C. van Oorschot, Computer Security and the Internet: Tools and Jewels, Springer, 2021
Ross Anderson, Security Engineering, Third Edition, Wiley, 2020.
Mathias Payer, Software Security: Principles, Policies, and Protection (SS3P)
Alfred J. Menezes, Paul C. van Oorschot, and Scott A. Vanstone, Handbook of Applied Cryptography, CRC Press, 1996.
Differential Privacy
Cynthia Dwork and Aaron Roth, The Algorithmic Foundations of Differential Privacy, now publishers, 2014.
Formal Methods
Adam Chlipala, Certified Programming with Dependent Types, MIT Press, 2013.
Adam Chlipala, Formal Reasoning About Programs
Benjamin C. Pierce, et al., Software Foundations
Leslie Lamport, Specifying Systems
Distinguished Security Papers
Annual Science of Security Best Paper Competition
ACM CCS Test of Time Awards
ACSAC Test of Time Awards
IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy Inaugural Test of Time Awards
IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy Systemization of Knowledge Papers (thanks to David Evans)
NDSS Test of Time Awards
USENIX Test of Time Awards
Influential Security Papers (thanks to Konrad Rieck)
Computer Science / Computer Security Data
Computer Science Rankings
System Security Circus
10+ Years of the System Security Circus
Security and Privacy Conference Deadlines

Computer Science Libraries

Technical Reports / Open Access Repositories:
arXiv Computing Research Repository (CoRR) (Cryptography and Security)
eScholarship Open Access Library (my pubs)
Find academic research papers with: Google Scholar, Microsoft Academic Search, DBLP, CiteSeerX, and/or SemanticScholar.

Research, Academia, Graduate School

The Heilmeier Catechism
How to Increase the Chances Your Paper is Accepted at ACM SIGCOMM
Mihir Bellare's advice on graduate school and research

New Music

Alex Ross: The Rest is Noise (blog)
Empyrean Ensemble at UC Davis
La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
red fish blue fish
Sacramento State Festival of New American Music (FeNAM)
San Francisco Contemporary Music Players
The Place Where You Go to Listen (John Luther Adams)

Other Links

The Feynman Lectures on Physics (free, online)
"The Character of Physical Law" (video)
Rainbow's End, by Vernor Vinge
"The most important question we must ask ourselves is, 'Are we being good ancestors?'"
-Dr. Jonas Salk

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