Second Workshop on
Quality of Protection
Workshop co-located with CCS-2006

Mon. Oct. 30 - Alexandria VA, USA



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Is risk analysis a good system security metric?

Panel Moderator: O. Sami Saydjari - President of Cyber Defence Agency (USA)


Virgil D. Gligor - University of Maryland (USA)

Deb Bodeau - MITRE (USA)

Alessandro Acquisti - Carnegie Mellon University (USA)

Roy Maxion - Carnegie Mellon University (USA)

CV: Mr. O. Sami Saydjari is the founder and President of Cyber Defense Agency. Under his leadership and guidance, Mr. Saydjari has attracted twenty of the nation's top security experts to create a uniquely superb national asset to help defend the country's most important information systems. He provides vision and expertise for building a research and consulting organization that creates effective systematic defenses for high-value systems against aggressive cyber-attack. Mr. Saydjari has over 20 years experience performing and directing information assurance research, including 13 years as a leader at the National Security Agency and three years as a Defense Advanced Projects Agency (DARPA) Program Manager of Information Assurance where he created one of the most significant investments in information assurance in the nation's history.

Before founding the Cyber Defense Agency, Mr. Saydjari was a Senior Staff Scientist in SRI International s Computer Science Laboratory, where he was the program leader of the Cyber Defense Research Center (CDRC). Prior to SRI, Mr. Saydjari was the Information Assurance Program Manager for DARPA's Information Systems Office.

Mr. Saydjari is an internationally recognized security expert. He has been featured in various publications and broadcast including a feature on PBS Frontline. He is the "On the Horizon" department editor for IEEE Security and Privacy Journal. He also has the honor of serving on board of directors for two distinguished professional non-profit boards advising government leadership on cyber defense policy: Cyber Conflict Studies Association and Professionals for Cyber Defense.

Mr. Saydjari earned his M.S. in Computer Science from Purdue University. The Director of NSA named Mr. Saydjari an NSA fellow in 1993 and 1994. He has published more than a dozen technical papers in the field of information security and has presented the results of his research at both such as the National Cryptologic Quarterly, the National Computer Security Conference, IEEE Security and Privacy Conference, and the ACM New Security Paradigms Workshop.