2021 ACSW – Keynote Address – Data Provenance and Cybersecurity: Research Challenges and Opportunities

Prof Ryan Ko

School of Information Technology & Electrical Engineering, The University of Queensland, Australia
Email Address: ryan.ko@uq.edu.au


At the heart of all cyber security attribution challenges is the problem of data provenance tracking and its reconstruction. In this talk, I will cover past, present and developing provenance research in computer science, and cover its relation and usefulness to accountability, traceability, trust, forensics and proactive cyber security. It will feature some of the data provenance research I have conducted in the past decade, discussed unsolved (or seemingly unsolvable) problems, and will discuss some of the recent developments in academia, industry, and international standards.


Professor Ryan Ko is Chair and Director of UQ Cyber Security at the University of Queensland, Australia. He is also Discipline Leader of the Cyber Security and Software Engineering Discipline at the School of ITEE at UQ.  His applied research in cyber security focuses on ‘returning control of data to cloud computing users’. His research reduces users’ reliance on trusting third-parties and focusses on (1) provenance logging and reconstruction, traceability and (2) privacy-preserving data processing (homomorphic encryption). Both his research foci are recognised nationally and internationally, receiving conference Best Paper Awards (2011, 2015, 2017), and technology transfers locally and internationally.


Feb 04 2021

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Feb 03 2021
  • Time: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm