Security is an important issue in network and distributed systems research, ranging from traditional computer networks to newly proliferated areas like sensor networks, P2P systems, and ubiquitous computing. Security threats exploit the weaknesses of protocols as well as operating systems, and also extend to attacks on Internet applications such as database systems and web servers. The attacks involve, for example, distributed denials of services, viruses, buffer overflows, and worms, and cause increasingly greater economic damage, attracting more and more attention. To achieve a secure distributed system, cybersecurity aspects such as data confidentiality, authentication, nonrepudiation, data integrity, privacy, access control, and availability should be fully attained.
This symposium provides a forum for academic, government, and industry professionals to discuss recent progress in the area of network and distributed systems security. It includes studies on security attacks that occur in today's networks, security mechanisms that are designed to detect, prevent, or recover from a security attack and security services that are available to enhance system security.
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Special Issue of Journal
Authors of the 20 best papers will be invited to expand their papers for submission to a special issue of the Journal of Computer Security, a leading security journal.