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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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