SECURE 2016 – Call for Speakers

Date of publication: 26/04/2016, przemek

SECURE, held on 25th and 26th of October in Warsaw, Poland, 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.

Network attacks are having more and more serious consequences. Targeted elaborate phishing schemes are appearing on a larger scale, leading to losses of amounts measured in millions of euros. Ransomware has exploded, hitting virtually everyone, including new victims such as health care institutions or law firms. We have also witnessed further attacks on industrial systems, such as those targetting the energy/power sector in the Ukraine. The Internet of Things is final arriving, full of “smart” but insecure devices. The attack surface is thus increasing. The challenge in combating serious attacks involves among other things, attribution – the need to reliably assign actors to concrete actions. However, many of the mechanisms for providing accountability on the Internet encounter resistance due to the need to protect the privacy of users. Will these interests always remain in conflict?

If you want to share your experience in these topics, or if you are an expert in one of the areas below, this Call for Speakers is for you.

SECURE 2016 will be held on October 25-26, at the Airport Hotel Okęcie in Warsaw, Poland. The conference topics will be roughly grouped in the following tracks:

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

Presentation topics

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

  • malware evolution and analysis, including viruses, worms and botnets
  • intrusion detection
  • innovatory honeypot and sandbox applications
  • Advanced Persistent Threat attacks
  • monitoring of network threats
  • security of smartphones and other mobile systems
  • security events visualisation
  • security of SCADA/ICS
  • early warning against network threats
  • incident handling
  • standards for security incident data exchange
  • DDoS attacks and their mitigation
  • efficiency of methods for mitigation of new attack vectors
  • open source security tools
  • protection of online identity
  • privacy, confidentiality and anonymity
  • steganography
  • Polish and European law in regards to computer and information security
  • law enforcement actions in regards to cybercrime mitigation
  • research projects in the area of computer and information security
  • securing the human

Important facts

  • proposals for presentations must be submitted only via EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=secure2016
  • proposals should include at least a title, short abstract, name and bio of the speaker
  • any questions regarding the submission and selection process should be directed to [email protected]
  • 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: July 4, 2016
  • Acceptance notice by: August 2, 2016
  • Presentation submission by: October 10, 2016