Konstantin Beznosov

Professor, LERSSE Founder and Director 
BSc (Russia), MSc and PhD (Florida), P.Eng

Office: KAIS 4047
Phone: (604) 822-9181
Fax: (604) 822-5949
Email: beznosov@ece.ubc.ca




Konstantin (Kosta) Beznosov is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UBC, where he founded and directs the Laboratory for Education and Research in Secure Systems Engineering (LERSSE). His primary research interests are usable security, mobile security and privacy, security and privacy in online social networks, and web security. Prior to UBC, Dr. Beznosov was a Security Architect with Quadrasis, Hitachi Computer Products (America), Inc, where he designed and developed products for security integration of enterprise applications, as well as consulted large telecommunication and banking companies on the architecture of security solutions for distributed enterprise applications. Dr. Beznosov did his Ph.D. research on engineering access control for distributed enterprise applications at the Florida International University. He actively participated in the standardization of security-related specifications (CORBA Security, RAD, SDMM) at the Object Management Group, and served as a co-chair of the OMG’s Security SIG. Having published a number of research papers on security engineering in distributed systems, he is a co-author of “Enterprise Security with EJB and CORBA” and “Mastering Web Services Security.” He has served on program committees and/or helped to organize SOUPS, ACM CCS, IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy, NSPW, NDSS, ACSAC, SACMAT. Prof. Beznosov has served as an associate editor of ACM Transactions on Information and System Security (TISSEC) and Elsevier’s Computers & Security.

Research Interests

Usable security, design of security mechanisms, distributed systems, security, access control, engineering secure software.

Research Area

Research Groups


  • CPEN 321 – Software Engineering
  • CPEN 442 – Introduction to Computer Security
  • CPEN 542 – Topics in Computer Security
  • EECE 571B – Electrical Engineering Seminar and Special Problems – Big Data Systems

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