We are proud to announce the confirmed speakers of ARES 2013:

Elena Ferrari - Data Protection in Social Networks: Going Beyond Access Control (>>Abstract<<)

Director DiSTA STRICT SociaLab, University of Insubria, Italy

Elena Ferrari is a full professor of Computer Science at the University of Insubria, Italy and scientific director of the K&SM; Research Center and the STRICT SociaLab. Her research activities are related to various aspects of data management, including access control, privacy and trust, social networks, secure cloud computing and emergency management. In 2009, she received the IEEE Computer Society’s Technical Achievement Award for “outstanding and  innovative contributions to secure data management”. She is an IEEE Fellow and an ACM Distinguished Scientist.

Carl Gunter - Six Research Challenges for the Security and Privacy of Health Information Technology (>>Abstract<<)

Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Carl A. Gunter received his BA from the University of Chicago in 1979 and his PhD from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1985. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Carnegie-Mellon University and the University of Cambridge in England before joining the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania in 1987 and the University of Illinois in 2004 where he is now a professor in the Computer Science Department and a professor in the College of Medicine.  He serves as the director of Illinois Security Lab, the Health Information Technology Center (HITC), and the Strategic Advanced Research Projects on Security (SHARPS). Professor Gunter has made research contributions in the semantics of programming languages, formal analysis of networks and security, and privacy. His recent research focuses on security and privacy issues for the electric power grid and healthcare information technologies.


We are proud to announce the confirmed tutorials of ARES 2013:

Gary McGraw - Bug Parades, Zombies, and the BSIMM: A Decade of Software Security (extended dance version) (>>Abstract<<)

CTO, Cigital, USA

Gary McGraw is the CTO of Cigital, Inc., a software security consulting firm with headquarters in the Washington, D.C. area and offices throughout the world. He is a globally recognized authority on software security and the author of eight best selling books on this topic. His titles include Software Security, Exploiting Software, Building Secure Software, Java Security, Exploiting Online Games, and 6 other books; and he is editor of the Addison-Wesley Software Security series.  Dr. McGraw has also written over 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications, authors a monthly security column for SearchSecurity and Information Security Magazine, and is frequently quoted in the press. Besides serving as a strategic counselor for top business and IT executives, Gary is on the Advisory Boards of Dasient (acquired by Twitter), Fortify Software (acquired by HP), Wall + Main, Inc., and Raven White. His dual PhD is in Cognitive Science and Computer Science from Indiana University where he serves on the Dean¹s Advisory Council for the School of Informatics.  Gary served on the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors and produces the monthly Silver Bullet Security Podcast for IEEE Security & Privacy magazine (syndicated by SearchSecurity).

Haya Shulman - Tutorial on DNS Security (>>Abstract<<)

Fachbereich Informatik, TU Darmstadt

Haya Shulman is a PhD candidate at the Department of Computer Science, Bar Ilan University, Israel. Her Ph.D. was carried out under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Amir Herzberg and is on Network security. Her PhD thesis is on Network security. In 2009 Haya graduated her M.Sc. studies, also in the dept. of Computer Science, with thesis on Secure Execution of Software in Remote, Hostile Environment.

Her research interests are network security and protocols, mainly DNS and routing, focusing on attacks on performance and correctness. Prior to her graduate studies Haya worked as a software developer at Aladdin knowledge systems. In 2011 she received a Checkpoint CPIIS award and in 2013 she received a Feder prize for her research in communication technologies.

Ludwig Fuchs - Tutorial on Secure Enterprise - wide Identity Management and Role Modeling (>>Abstract<<)

University of Regensburg, Germany

Dr. Ludwig Fuchs studied Information Systems (Wirtschaftsinformatik) at the University of Regensburg, Germany and had completed his dissertation in the area in 2009. In between 2004 and 2009 he studied and researched at the University of York (UK) and the University of Texas (San Antonio, USA) together with well-known academics in the field of IT security (e.g. Prof. Dr. Ravi Sandhu, “RBAC”). His main research interest comprises Identity Management within mid-sized and large organizations. Over the last seven years, Ludwig Fuchs gathered practical and academic experience and published the results at several international IT security conferences and journals.

His expert knowledge has additionally been underlined throughout his work in several industry projects, bridging the gap between practical requirements and latest academic research results.

Stefan Katzenbeisser -  Tutorial on Challenges in Data Protection - Privacy by Design ( >>Abstract<< )

TU Darmstadt & CASED, Germany

Stefan Katzenbeisser received the Ph.D. degree from the Vienna University of Technology, Austria. After working as a research scientist at the Technical University in Munich, Germany, he joined Philips Research as Senior Scientist in 2006. Since April 2008 he is professor at the Technical University of Darmstadt, heading the Security Engineering group. His current research interests include Digital Rights Management, data privacy, software security and cryptographic protocol design. He is a member of the ACM, IEEE and IACR.


We are proud to announce the confirmed panel of ARES 2013, which will be held in the course of the ARES Industrial track:

Threats & Risk Management - Bridging the Gap between Industry needs and Research

Moderator: Martin Gilje Jaatun, SINTEF ICT, Norway


  • Gary McGraw, Cigital, US
  • Greg Soukiassian, BC & RS, France
  • Chris Wills, CARIS Research, UK