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Group-Centric Secure Information Sharing

Prof. Ravi Sandhu, University of Texas at San Antonio

This talk will give an overview of the concept of group-centric secure information sharing, which is distinguished from traditional dissemination-centric sharing. It will describe policy and enforcement models developed for this purpose, and identify research challenges in this arena. The core metaphor behind groups-centric sharing is a meeting room wherein users and information are brought together for some larger purpose. Agility in sharing requires that such virtual meeting rooms be established and go through their life cycle as driven by end users rather than IT administrators. Security requires that the sharing conform with organizational requirements and policies. The group-centric paradigm is a promising approach to reconcile these conflicting objectives.

Speaker Bio:

Ravi Sandhu is founding Executive Director of the Institute for Cyber Security at the University of Texas San Antonio, and holds an Endowed Chair. He is an ACM, IEEE and AAAS Fellow and inventor on 23 patents. He is Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, past founding Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Information and System Security and a past Chair of ACM SIGSAC. He founded ACM CCS, SACMAT and CODASPY, and has been a leader in numerous other security conferences. His research has focused on security models and architectures, including the seminal role-based access control model.