ACM RISKS Forum

RISKS Forum

The ACM RISKS Forum, moderated by Chair Peter Neumann, is an online dialogue on risks to the public in computers and related systems, and is heavily involved in issues such as human safety, privacy, ethics, and legal responsibility. The RISKS Forum activity involves many people around the world, some of whom are contributing to the effort through their RISKS submissions.

Inside Risks Column

Inside Risks is a regular column appearing in Communications of the ACM, edited by Peter Neumann and consisting of articles by various contributors. An archive of the columns is available at http://www.CSL.sri.com/neumann/insiderisks.html.

Edited and distilled highlights from the columns appear bimonthly in ACM SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes.

Annual Report

Each July, RISKS Forum publishes its annual report detailing activities from the previous fiscal year.

Volunteer with SocialCoder

You can use your technical skills for social good and offer volunteer support on software development projects to organizations who could not otherwise afford it. SocialCoder connects volunteer programmers/software developers with registered charities and helps match them to suitable projects based on their skills, experience, and the causes they care about. Learn more about ACM’s new partnership with SocialCoder, and how you can get involved.

Why I Belong to ACM

Hear from Bryan Cantrill, vice president of engineering at Joyent, Ben Fried chief information officer at Google, and Theo Schlossnagle, OmniTI founder on why they are members of ACM.