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Konstantin (Kosta) Beznosov is a Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of British Columbia, where he directs the Laboratory for Education and Research in Secure Systems Engineering. His research interests are usable security, mobile security and privacy, security and privacy in online social networks, and web security. Prior UBC, he was a Security Architect at Hitachi Computer Products (America) and Concept Five. Besides many academic papers, he is also a co-author of “Enterprise Security with EJB and CORBA” and “Mastering Web Services Security” books, as well as XACML and several CORBA security specifications. He has served on program committees and/or helped to organize SOUPS, ACM CCS, IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy, NSPW, NDSS, ACSAC, SACMAT. Prof. Beznosov has served as an associate editor of ACM Transactions on Information and System Security (TISSEC) and Elsevier’s Computers & Security.

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Konstantin (Kosta) Beznosov is a Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, where he founded and directs the Laboratory for Education and Research in Secure Systems Engineering (LERSSE). His primary research interests areusable security, mobile security and privacy, security and privacy in online social networks, and web security. Prior UBC, Dr. Beznosov was a Security Architect with Quadrasis, Hitachi Computer Products (America), Inc, where he designed and developed products for security integration of enterprise applications, as well as consulted large telecommunication and banking companies on the architecture of security solutions for distributed enterprise applications. Dr. Beznosov did his Ph.D. research on engineering access control for distributed enterprise applications at the Florida International University. He actively participated in standardization of security-related specifications (CORBA Security, RAD, SDMM) at the Object Management Group, and served as a co-chair of the OMG’s Security SIG. Having published a number of research papers on security engineering in distributed systems, he is a co-author of “Enterprise Security with EJB and CORBA” and “Mastering Web Services Security.” He has served on program committees and/or helped to organize SOUPS, ACM CCS, IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy, NSPW, NDSS, ACSAC, SACMAT. Prof. Beznosov is an associate editor of ACM Transactions on Information and System Security (TISSEC) and Elsevier’s Computers & Security.

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Konstantin (Kosta) Beznosov is a Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He founded and leads the Laboratory for Education and Research in Secure Systems Engineering (LERSSE). Dr. Beznosov joined UBC in August 2003 after working as a Security Architect at Quadrasis, Hitachi Computer Products (America), Inc (HICAM), where he designed and developed products for security integration of enterprise applications. Before HICAM, Kosta consulted large telecommunication and banking companies on the architecture of security solutions for distributed enterprise applications, as a Security Architect at Concept Five Technologies.

Prior to graduating from Florida International University (FIU) in 2000 with a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Dr. Beznosov was a Senior Research Associate with the FIU’s Center for Advanced Distributed Systems Engineering (CADSE), conducting research on engineering access control for distributed enterprise applications. He also worked on distributed DBMS development at High Performance Database Research Center at FIU, where he received a M.S. in Computer Science in 1997. Dr. Beznosov’s prior work on applying CORBA Security architecture to computerized medical records at Baptist Health Systems of South Florida laid the foundation for the OMG standard on Resource Access Decision (RAD) Facility. He actively participated in standardization of security-related OMGs specifications (CORBA Security, RAD, SDMM) from 1997 to 2001, and was a co-chair of the Security SIG. He also contributed to the specification of the eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML).

Dr. Beznosov has been actively contributing to major venues in research on computer security. Having published various research papers on security engineering, he is a co-author of “Enterprise Security with EJB and CORBA” and “Mastering Web Services Security” by Wiley Computer Publishing, and a contributor to the “Handbook of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering” by World Scientific Publishing. He has served on program committees and/or helped to organize SOUPS, ACM CCS, IEEESymposium on Security & Privacy, NSPW, NDSS, ACSAC, SACMAT. Prof. Beznosov is an associate editor of ACM Transactions on Information and System Security (TISSEC) and Elsevier’s Computers & Security.