Konstantin (Kosta) Beznosov is a Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of British Columbia, where he directs the Laboratory for Education and Research in Secure Systems Engineering. Prior UBC, he was a Security Architect at Hitachi Computer Products (America) and Concept Five. Besides many academic papers on security engineering in distributed systems, he is also a co-author of “Enterprise Security with EJB and CORBA” and “Mastering Web Services Security” books, as well as XACML and several CORBA security specifications. He has served on program committees and/or helped to organize SOUPS, CCS, NSPW, NDSS, ACSAC, SACMAT, CHIMIT. Prof. Beznosov is an associate editor of ACM Transactions on Information and System Security (TISSEC) and International Journal of Secure Software Engineering (IJSSE).
Professor Beznosov is also the Founder and Director of the Laboratory for Education and Research in Secure Systems Engineering (LERSSE), where researchers look at topics such as network security and secure software.
Konstantin's research interests are usable security, distributed systems security, secure software engineering, and access control.