BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Secure knowledge management, the growing
dilemma of how to gather, organize and share information among
employees in organizations while ensuring security, will be the
subject of a workshop to be held Sept. 23 and 24 in the
Buffalo/Niagara Marriott, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst.
It is being sponsored by the National Security Agency; the
University at Buffalo's Center of Excellence in Information Systems
Assurance Research and Education (CEISARE), which is a designated
National Security Agency center; the National Science Foundation;
the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, and UB's Office of the Vice
President for Research.
The workshop is being organized by Shambhu Upadhyaya, Ph.D.,
associate professor of computer science and engineering in the UB
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and director of
CEISARE, and H. Raghav Rao, Ph.D., professor of management science
and systems in the UB School of Management.
"This workshop will help raise the awareness of academics and
practitioners in this critical area of research and will develop
important questions that need to be tackled by the research
community," said Upadhyaya.
Rao noted that "since the terrorist attacks in 2001, many
organizations, especially the U.S. government, have increased their
concern with security features that prevent unauthorized access to
proprietary, classified or sensitive knowledge."
Bhavani Thuraisingham, program director, Cyber Trust and Data
and Applications Security at the NSF, will deliver a keynote speech
at 8:45 a.m. on Sept. 23. Hun Kim, director of the Department of
Homeland Security's National CyberSecurity Division, will speak
about "National Cyber Security: Progress and the Road Ahead," at
9:30 a.m. on Sept. 23.
Margaret (Peg) Grayson, president and chief executive officer of
V-One Corp. and a member of the National Infrastructure Advisory
Council, will deliver the banquet speech at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 23.
Her topic will be "The Challenges of Secure Knowledge
Academic, corporate and government speakers will address a
variety of topics, including access control and rights; trust and
privacy; security in health informatics and cyberidentity.
A highlight will be a panel on "Women in Cyber Security"
coordinated by Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen, Ph.D., UB professor of
geography. Panelists will include Susan Patrick, director of
education in the Office of the Secretary of Education, and Nuala
O'Conner Kelly, chief privacy officer, Department of Homeland
Workshop information may be found at http://www.cse.buffalo.edu/caeiae/skm2004.html.