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Dr. Ravi Sandhu is an internationally recognized authority in the information and systems security arena. He is Professor of Information and Software Systems Engineering at George Mason University (GMU) in Fairfax, Virginia, USA, and Director of the Laboratory for Information Security at GMU. He is an editor of the Journal of Computer Security and is a founder of the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (started in 1993), as well as being actively involved in several other leading security conferences.

Dr. Sandhu provides high-level information security consulting services to several prestigious organizations such as the National Security Agency (NSA), National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Rome Air Development Center (RADC), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Argonne National Laboratory, Institute for Defense Analysis, and SETA Corporation.

The National Security Agency (NSA) carries principal responsibility for computer and communications security wherever US national security is involved. Dr. Sandhu's work for NSA includes several projects on secure distributed computing, secure operating systems and multilevel secure databases as well as projects to unify confidentiality and integrity concerns in multilevel systems.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the Federal tax collector for the USA. With the IRS Dr. Sandhu is currently working on projects regarding the privacy concerns that arise in the processing, storage and dissemination of IRS data pertaining to citizens and corporations.

The National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) carries primary responsibility for developing guidance for information security in the civilian part of the US Federal Government. Dr. Sandhu's work with NIST includes development of strategies and models for role based access control to meet the needs of the commercial. civilian and non-classified defense sectors.

In addition to his constancy work Dr. Sandhu has published over 80 refereed technical papers on computer security in journals and other media, and won the Outstanding Paper Award at the 15 the NIST NSA National Computer Security Conference in October 1992. One such paper was featured as the cover article in the November 1993 issue of IEEE Computer He has also developed and taught numerous security courses for graduate students at GMU as well as participants from business and industry.

Dr. Sandhu has an outstanding reputation as a teacher and speaker who can convey the essence of difficult technical material without oversimplifying it.

These seminars provide the opportunity to hear one of the most prestigous speakers in the world on the subject of information and system security.


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