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Eduardo B. Fernandez
Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, Florida

Eduardo B. Fernandez (Eduardo Fernandez-Buglioni) is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, Florida). He has published numerous papers on authorization models, object-oriented analysis and design, and security patterns. In addition, he has written four books on these subjects, the most recent being a book on security patterns. He has lectured all over the world at both academic and industrial meetings, and has created and taught several graduate and undergraduate courses and industrial tutorials. Eduardo’s current interests include security patterns and Web services security and fault tolerance. He holds an MS degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University and a PhD in computer science from UCLA. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of ACM. Eduardo is also an active consultant for industry, including assignments with IBM, Allied Signal, Motorola, Lucent, and others. More details about his work can be found at


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Security for the robot operating system
Dieber B., Breiling B., Taurer S., Kacianka S., Rass S., Schartner P.  Robotics and Autonomous Systems 98 192-203, 2017. Type: Article

This paper is one of the few reported studies on the security of robotic operating systems. As such, it has clear value to make robotic system designers and users aware of the need for security in these systems....


 Fog computing for sustainable smart cities: a survey
Perera C., Qin Y., Estrella J., Reiff-Marganiec S., Vasilakos A.  ACM Computing Surveys 50(3): 1-43, 2017. Type: Article

Fog computing attempts to bring the computational capabilities of clouds closer to the variety of devices that make up the Internet of Things (IoT) by creating local mini-clouds. It appears to be a very promising way to support large clusters of s...


Attribute-based access control
Hu V., Ferraiolo D., Chandramouli R., Kuhn D.,  Artech House, Inc., Norwood, MA, 2017. 280 pp. Type: Book (978-1-630811-34-1), Reviews: (1 of 2)

Due to the increasing distribution and complexity of current applications, attribute-based access control (ABAC) is slowly becoming the only way to control access. This monograph summarizes the accumulated knowledge on this important subject and h...


Federal cloud computing: the definitive guide for cloud service providers (2nd ed.)
Metheny M.,  Syngress Publishing, Cambridge, MA, 2017. 536 pp. Type: Book (978-0-128097-10-6)

The title indicates that this is a guide for cloud service providers (CSPs) who deal with the US government; however, many of the sections will not be of interest to this audience. All of the many references are to government documents. Although t...


Intercrossed access controls for secure financial services on multimedia big data in cloud systems
Li Y., Gai K., Ming Z., Zhao H., Qiu M.  ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications 12(4s): 1-18, 2016. Type: Article

Supposedly this paper is about financial and cloud security, but I could not find much about these aspects in the authors’ model. Their security architecture, presented in a figure, considers only authentication, and there is no mention of a...


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