SECURE 2014 Call for Speakers is Now Open

Date of publication: 07/04/2014, CERT Polska

SECURE 2014 is a conference dedicated entirely to IT security and addressed to administrators, security team members and practitioners in this field. SECURE’s unique feature is the organisers’ commitment to providing participants with reliable information about everything that is current and meaningful in IT security. A high professional level of the talks is ensured by CERT Polska during the paper selection process. Particular emphasis is on practical solutions, analysis of the current threats, latest trends in countering threats as well as important legal issues. Participants have an opportunity to gain the latest knowledge, improve their qualifications and exchange experience with experts.

The security of the basic network infrastructure that makes up the modern Internet has become a particularly hot topic in the last year. DDoS amplification attacks that utilize third party devices or services have gained momentum. SOHO routers have become a new attack surface – cybercriminals have been reconfiguring them to launch man-in-the-middle attacks, with the aim of stealing credentials – including those used for online banking. In order to achieve their goals, they have used more and more refined social engineering techniques. This has resulted in tangible financial losses for many people. This begs the question – what can be done for such attacks to become less effective? Botnets too, are still going strong despite many publicized takedown actions. Are there truly no effective methods to make them go away once and for all? In the past year the Edward Snowden’s revelations have also exacerbated privacy concerns in the context of network surveillance by security agencies. Do we have to give up our privacy for our security? During the SECURE 2014 conference we will seek answers to these and other difficult questions.

SECURE 2014 will be held on October 23-24 at the Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw, Poland, focused around three main tracks:

    • technical – practical aspects of implementation and integration of security solutions
    • organisational – new trends in attacks, threats and their mitigation
    • legal

    Full presentations

    We are looking for speakers willing to deliver a talk covering one or more of the following subjects:

    • human factor in computer and network security
    • Polish and European law in regards to computer and information security
    • law enforcement tasks in regards to computer and information security
    • Advanced Persistent Threat attacks
    • malware analysis, including viruses, worms and botnets
    • monitoring of network threats
    • intrusion detection
    • innovatory honeypot and sandbox applications
    • security of smartphones and other mobile systems
    • security events visualisation
    • cloud security
    • security of IPv6
    • VoIP security
    • security of SCADA systems and control networks
    • early warning systems
    • incident handling
    • standards for security incident data exchange
    • DDoS attacks and their mitigation
    • evaluation of efficiency of known tools in new attack scenarios
    • open source security tools
    • protection of online identity
    • steganography in telecommunication networks
    • research projects in the area of computer and information security
    • international cooperation in the area of computer and information security
    • public-private partnership in the area of computer and information security

    Important facts

    • proposals for presentations should be submitted via email to [email protected] and should include the title of presentation, its abstract and short bio of the author, mentioning former conference talks where applicable
    • time for presentation: 45 minutes, including q&a
    • commercial presentations will not be accepted
    • all materials should be submitted in one of the following formats: OpenOffice, Microsoft Office, PDF
    • slides of presentations will be made available to all participants in an electronic version unless strictly prohibited by the speaker
    • authors of accepted proposals will receive full conference package (workshops not inclusive), but they are responsible for their travel and accomodation

     

    Important dates

    • Proposals submission until: June 16, 2014
    • Acceptance notice by: July 14, 2014
    • Presentation submission by: October 6, 2014

    Conference webpage is at http://www.secure.edu.pl.