Welcome to ACM SIGCAS
SIGCAS is the ACM Special Interest Group that addresses the social and ethical consequences of widespread computer usage. SIGCAS' main goals are to raise awareness about the impact that technology has on society, and to support and advance the efforts of those who are involved in this important work.
Our members are computer professionals from both industry and academia, as well as ethicists, psychologists, sociologists and others. We welcome students from a variety of disciplines. Our areas of involvement include computer ethics, universal access to computer technology, security, privacy, and reliability. We collaborate with other ACM bodies that are engaged in related work, such as USACM, SIGITE and SIGCSE. Please see below and our Events area for news regarding our annual SIGCSE pre-conference event, taking place in Kansas City, Missouri, Wednesday, March 4, 2015, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm Central Standard Time.
View the ACM-SIGCAS Webcast with Ron Woerner on Demand: "Getting Cyber Safety Through to Employees (and anyone else)": if you missed "Getting Cyber Safety Through to Employees (and anyone else)", register now for on-demand access. The webcast focusing on the very timely topic of cyber awareness and safety was presented on December 18 by Ron Woerner, Director of Cybersecurity Studies, Bellevue University and moderated by Karla Carter, Associate Professor in the College of Science and Technology at Bellevue University and Vice Chair of ACM SIGCAS. Ron discussed people skills, influence, and social engineering in security education. Attendees learned about human motivation and interaction, how security controls may be bypassed by a person’s intentional or unintentional acts, and methods for reducing the cyber risks associated with people. It concluded with online references that can be immediately used to inform on simple steps for cyber safety.
We are currently accepting submissions for Issue 2 of our newsletter. The submission deadline is April 15, 2015, with an expected publication date of June 15. Please contact our editors with questions and submissions. Please see our latest issue on Women in Computing here and in the ACM DL. If you need assistance with viewing the newsletters please contact us.