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Call for Papers: EuroSec 2010

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

The next edition of the European Workshop on System Security (EuroSec 2010) will take place on the 13th of April, 2010, in Paris, France. Please find below the call for papers.

About EuroSec

EuroSec is a new workshop associated with the Annual ACM SIGOPS EuroSys conference. The workshop aims to bring together researchers, practitioners, system administrators, system programmers, and others interested in the latest advances in the security of computer systems and networks. The focus of the workshop is on novel, practical, systems-oriented work.

EuroSec is a new workshop associated with the Annual ACM SIGOPS EuroSys conference. The workshop aims to bring together researchers, practitioners, system administrators, system programmers, and others interested in the latest advances in the security of computer systems and networks. The focus of the workshop is on novel, practical, systems-oriented work.

Topics of Interest

EuroSec seeks contributions on all aspects of systems security. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Operating systems security
  • Web/network/distributed systems security
  • New attacks and evasion techniques
  • Hardware architectures
  • Trusted computing and its applications
  • Identity management, anonymity
  • Small trusted computing bases
  • Mobile systems security
  • Measuring security
  • Malicious code analysis and detection
  • Systems-based forensics
  • Systems work on fighting spam/phishing

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2nd FORWARD Workshop sum-up

Friday, June 12th, 2009

On May 4th and 5th of 2009, the FORWARD consortium organized the 2nd workshop of the project. The workshop took place in Hotel Delcloy in Côte d’Azur. The agenda focused on the progress of the FORWARD working groups (WGs) having both summary presentations of their work and focused panel discussions for each WG. The keynotes and presentations helped to spark discussions during the panel sessions that were also carried on during the scheduled breaks.

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EuroSec Panel: Thoughts and Anecdotes

Monday, April 6th, 2009

My name is Adam Aviv and I am 2nd year Ph.D. student at the University of Pennsyvlania.

One of the highlights of this years EUROSEC workshop was the panel on emerging research directions. The panel was filled out by Angelos Keromytis (Columbia University and Symantec), Herber Bos (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Georg Portokalidis (Vrjie Universiteit Amsterdam), Christian Platzer (Technical University of Vienna), and Edita Djambazova (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences), and the panel was moderated and organized by this blog’s one and own Sotiris Ioannidis.

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Future Internet Assembly trip report

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

This post is a summary of the Future Internet Assembly (FIA), held 9 and 10 December 2008 in Madrid.

The goal of FIA (as stated in their site) is to permit open interactions and cross-fertilization across technical domains, reaching out to whoever has talent. FIA works towards:

  • Common deliverables creating value for the projects concerned
  • Joint strategic research agenda regarding common actions and requirements
  • Developing a consolidated calendar of events aiming at avoiding fragmentation of efforts

The Madrid event consisted of roughly four session. The first session contained discussed the national research in various countries. Then came two parallel track sessions. The first one with with three tracks, the second one with four. Report of the activity in the seven parallel tracks made up the last session. The session agendas and the position papers are available online.

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Call for papers: EuroSec 2009

Monday, November 24th, 2008

EuroSec is a workshop associated with the Annual ACM SIGOPS EuroSys conference. The workshop aims to bring together researchers, practitioners,  system administrators, system programmers, and others interested in the latest advances in the security of computer systems and networks. The focus of the workshop is on novel, practical, systems-oriented work.

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Threats at the ENISA-FORTH Summer School on Network and Information Security

Monday, October 6th, 2008

The first ENISA-FORTH Summer School on Network and Information Security was held in Crete, Greece between the 15th and the 19th of September. This year’s topic was “Network Security,” and brought together experts in Information Security, policy members from EU Member States and EU Institutions, decision makers from the industry as well as members of the research and academic community. The lectures covered the whole spectrum of Network Security, including financial, political, legal, and technological issues. The detail of the talks varied from highly technical to high-level, to cater to different kinds of participants. In total there were about one hundred participants, including members of the press, mostly from Europe, but also from the United States, the Middle East, and Asia.

1st FORWARD Workshop sum-up

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

On the 17th and 18th of April, the 1st FORWARD workshop took place at Lindholmen Science Park, Göteborg, Sweden. The agenda of the workshop focused on future and emerging threats, covering multiple aspects, ranging from malicious hardware and attacks on routing infrastructures to mobile threats and the underground economy. The workshop also involved active discussions among all attendees.

They keynote speech of the first day was given by Pradeep Khosla from CyLab, Carnegie-Mellon University and was titled “Cybersecurity: Opportunities and changes”. Apart from the keynote speech, nine other presentations were given as part of the core workshop agenda. The presentations were around threats on the Internet and particularly  emerging threats to the internet infrastructure, malicious hardware, the business of cyber-crime, security of control and supervision systems and privacy control. After the presentations, five working groups were formed: large-scale software systems, network and monitoring, critical infrastructure protection, malware and finally fraud. Each working group discussed future and emerging threats concerning the group’s topic as well as possible collaborations among attendees. The day closed with a presentation from Thomas Skordas about the ICT Security Work Programme.

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1st WOMBAT Workshop sum-up

Monday, May 12th, 2008

On the 21st and 22nd of April, the 1st WOMBAT workshop took place at the premises of Vrije University in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Due to a consortium overlap between WOMBAT and FORWARD, many people from FORWARD attended the workshop. Its aim was twofold: Bring together parties that collect network security alerts, and facilitate the discussion on sharing these alert data. Issues to be resolved included how data exchange can take place, the necessary infrastructure, privacy issues, etc.

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E2EMON 2008 & NOMS 2008

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

On the 6th of April, the 6th IEEE Workshop on End-to-End Monitoring Techniques and Services (E2EMon 2008) took place at Salvador, da Bahia, Brazil. E2EMon is a workshop focusing on advances in end-to-end (e2e) monitoring technology, and particularly new distributed monitoring techniques for emerging technologies such as grid, overlay, peer-to-peer (p2p) and ad-hoc networks, e2e path measurements, and monitoring for security. At the workshop we exchanged ideas and experiences with other researchers, concerning the next-generation of monitoring systems.

The keynote speech was titled “Monitoring on the Next Generation Internet” and was presented by Philippe Owezarski (LAAS). Apart from the keynote speech 12 papers were presented consisting of 8 technical and 4 short papers. On behalf of the DCS laboratory of ICS FORTH we presented 3 papers, one technical and two short. The technical paper was titled “Evaluation of Compression of Remote Network Monitoring Data Streams” by Peter I. Politopoulos, Evangelos P. Markatos, Sotiris Ioannidis and the two short papers were titled “Monitoring Three National Research Networks for Eight Weeks: Observations and Implications” by Demetris Antoniades, Michalis Polychronakis, Nick Nikiforakis,and Evangelos P. Markatos and “When AppMon met Stager” by Nick Nikiforakis, Demetres Antoniades, Evangelos Markatos, Sotiris Ioannidis.

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FORWARD in “The Future of the Internet”

Friday, April 18th, 2008

The FORWARD project participated in the event “The Future of the Internet: Perspectives emerging from R&D in Europe” organized by the Slovenian Government, in the context of the Slovenian Presidency of the EU 2008, which was held in Bled, Slovenia between 31 March-2 April 2008. The aim of the conference and the associated workshop was to foster the exchange of ideas and emerging solutions towards a coherent approach for excellence and innovation in the future Internet.

During the two-day technical workshop sessions, representatives of European research projects funded by the 7th Framework Programme discussed emerging concepts and ideas in groups themed around the topics of Networks, Services, Content, Security, and Experimental Facilities. Some of the challenges outlined in the Security session included identity management, trust, vulnerabilities and threats in emerging platforms, experimental facilities, as well as legislation and economics and their links with security. In the Security, Privacy and Trust session, Sotiris Ioannidis from FORTH-ICS participated in the panel that discussed “Cross-issues in Network Infrastructures and Experimental Facilities” .

The FORWARD project also signed the Bled Declaration titled “Towards a European approach to the Future Internet” which calls on European Internet scientific and economic actors, researchers, industrialists, SMEs, users, service and content providers, to “redesign the Internet, taking a broad multidisciplinary approach, to meet Europe’s societal and commercial ambitions.”