||Security is an important issue in the research of
networks and distributed systems, ranging from the traditional computer
networks to newly proliferated areas like sensor networks, P2P systems,
and ubiquitous computing. The security threats exploited the weakness
of protocols as well as operating systems, and also extended to
attack Internet applications such as database systems and web servers.
The attacks, including Distributed Deny of Service, Virus, Buffer
Overflows and Worms, are causing more economic damages and arouse
more attentions. To achieve a secured distributed system, the cybersecurity
aspects, namely, data confidentiality, authentication, nonrepudiation,
data integrity, privacy, access control and availability, should
be fully attained.
This workshop provides a forum for academic and industry professionals
to discuss recent progress in the area of network and distributed
system security, and includes studies on security attacks that
occur in today¡¯s networks, security mechanisms that are designed
to detect, prevent, or recover from a security attack, and security
services that are available to enhance system security.