Growing threats and increasingly also failures due to complexity may compromise the security and resilience of network and service infrastructures. Applications and services require security of data handling and we need new security architectures and scalable and interoperable security policies for this. There is a need to guarantee end-to-end security in data communications and storage, including identity management and authentication.
Moreover, we need technology to enable network security monitoring and tracing and to assess the trustworthiness of infrastructures and services. It must ensure the protection of personal data and privacy and to properly assign liability and risks, together with the appropriate governance models needed to do so. Furthermore this is applied to the settings of Public Safety in general.
Special issue editor: Kevin Jones
Dr. Sencun Zhu is an associate professor of Department of Computer Science and Engineering and College of Information Sciences and Technology at The Pennsylvania State University (PSU). He received the B.S. degree in precision instruments from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, the M.S. degree in signal processing from the University of Science and Technology of China, Graduate School at Beijing, China, and the Ph.D. degree in information technology from George Mason University, VA, USA, in 1996, 1999, and 2004, respectively. His research interests include wireless and mobile security, software and network security, fraud detection, and user online safety and privacy. He has published over 100 technical papers over the years. He is the editor-in-chief of EAI Transactions on Security and Safety, an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing and Wiley Security and Privacy Journal. He has also served in the technical program committees of many major security conferences. More details of his research can be found in http://www.cse.psu.edu/~szhu/.
Dr. Leandros Maglaras (DMU) received the B.Sc. degree from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 1998, M.Sc. in Industrial Production and Management from University of Thessaly in 2004 and M.Sc. and PhD degrees in Electrical & Computer Engineering from University of Volos, in 2008 and 2014 respectively. He is currently a visiting Lecturer in the School of Computer Science and Informatics at the De Montfort University, U.K. During 2014 he was a Research Fellow in the Department of Computer at the University of Surrey, U.K. He has participated in various research programs investigating vehicular and ICT technologies (C4C-project.eu, reduction-project.eu), sustainable development (islepact.eu, Smilegov), cyber security (cockpitci.eu, fastpass-project.eu) and optimization and prediction of the dielectric behavior of air gaps (optithesi.webs.com). He serves on the Editorial Board of several International peer-reviewed journals such as Wiley Journal on Security & Communication Networks, EAI Transactions on e-Learning and EAI Transactions on Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems. He is general (co-)Chair of INISCOM 2016, a new, annual, EAI and Springer sponsored conference on industrial networks and intelligent systems. He is an author of more than 60 papers in scientific magazines and conferences and is a senior member of IEEE. His research interests include wireless sensor networks and vehicular ad hoc networks.