The 2018 IEEE Conference on Dependable and Secure Computing

Kaohsiung • Taiwan | December 10—13, 2018

Keynote Talk #1


Dr. Jeffrey Voas
Computer Scientist
National Institute of Standards and Technology
President of IEEE Reliability Society


Bio:Jeffrey Voas is an innovator. He is currently a computer scientist at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Before joining NIST, Voas was an entrepreneur and co-founded Cigital that is now part of Synopsys (Nasdaq: SNPS). He has served as the IEEE Reliability Society President (2003-2005, 2009-2010, 2017-2018), and served as an IEEE Director (2011-2012). Voas co-authored two John Wiley books (Software Assessment: Reliability, Safety, and Testability [1995] and Software Fault Injection: Inoculating Software Against Errors [1998]. Voas received his undergraduate degree in computer engineering from Tulane University (1985), and received his M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from the College of William and Mary (1986, 1990 respectively). Voas is a Fellow of the IEEE, member of Eta Kappa Nu, Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and member of the Washington Academy of Sciences (WAS).


Title: IoT and Trust
System primitives allow formalisms, reasoning, simulations, and reliability and security risk-tradeoffs to be formulated and argued. In this talk, five core primitives belonging to most distributed systems are presented. These primitives apply well to systems with large amounts of data, scalability concerns, heterogeneity concerns, temporal concerns, and elements of unknown pedigree with possible nefarious intent. These primitives are the basic building blocks for a Network of ‘Things’ (NoT), including the Internet of Things (IoT). This talk offers an underlying and foundational understanding of IoT based on the realization that IoT involves sensing, computing, communication, and actuation. The talk ends by suggesting 25 trust issues, that involve everything from 3rd party certification of 3rd party black-box services and products, to defective ‘things’, and to deliberate intentions to slow the flow of data in a IoT-based system. The material presented here is generic to all distributed systems that employ IoT technologies (i.e., ‘things’ and networks). The expected audience is computer scientists, IT managers, networking specialists, and networking and cloud computing software engineers.

Keynote Talk #2


Dr. Koji Nakao
Distinguished Researcher, NICT
Yokohama National University, Guest Professor
CABINET SECRETARIAT(日本內閣官房), Security Advisor

Bio:Koji Nakao received the B.E. degree of Mathematics from Waseda University, in Japan, in 1979. Since joining KDDI in 1979, Koji has been engaged in the research on communication protocol, and information security technology for telecommunications in KDDI laboratory. He has started to additionally work for NICT (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology) in 2004 and for Yokohama National University as a guest professor in 2015. Since 2000, he has been conducted for governmental security research projects and involved in International Security Standardization activities. His present positions are "Distinguished Researcher" to manage research activities for network security technologies in NICT and “Guest Professor” of Yokohama National University. Koji has also been an Advisor of Cybersecurity for CABINET SECRETARIAT in Japanese government since April 2017.

The followings are the major awards received: Koji received the IPSJ Research Award in 1992, METI Ministry Award and KPMG Security Award in 2006, and Best Paper Award (JWIS) in 2007, the Commendation for Science and Technology award by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Prizes for Science and Technology: Research Category) in 2009, Lifetime Achievement Awards in ASIA-JCIS in 2012, Ministry Award (contributions for cyber security) from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications in 2015, Fellow-ship of ISC2 in 2017, Fellow-ship of IEICE in 2018 and so on. He is a member of IPJS and IEICE.


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