The emergence and commoditization of cyber-criminal activities calls for new empirical methods, measures, and technologies to quantify and understand offender operations across all forms of cyber-crime: from malware engineering and attack delivery, to running underground operations trading illegal goods such as drugs and illegal pornography, to spreading disinformation and planning (cyber-)terrorism operations. Without appropriate scientific measures of cyber-offender and attacker operations, capabilities, and resources, it remains impossible to derive sound policies, strategies and technologies that appropriately address realistic and evidence-based attacker and offender models.
The first Workshop on Attackers and Cyber-Crime Operations (WACCO 2019) aims to provide a venue for research and discussion on cyber-criminal activities. WACCO 2019 is co-located with the 4th IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (EuroS&P 2019) in Stockholm, Sweden on June 20, 2019.
Call for Papers
WACCO 2019 calls for all contributions aiming at providing methods, measures, metrics, and technologies or tools to quantitatively or qualitatively evaluate cyber-offenders and attackers from technical and non-technical angles. The workshop invites contributions from, but not limited to, the fields of computer science and computer security, criminology, psychology, law, and economics addressing this issue.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Empirical studies on attacker operations and communities
- Novel methods to perform attacker measurements at scale across several communities
- Cooperation and trust as a source of attackers’ effectiveness
- Attackers’ skill set
- Attackers’ operational security
- Measuring the spread of false information campaigns on social media
- Quantitative and qualitative methods to measure, track, and counter cybercrime
- Cybercrime measurement and networks
- Cybercrime policy
- Economics of cybercrime
- Profiling of cybercriminals
- Security metric design and evaluation
- Security patch measurement
- Statistical exploration and prediction of security incidents
- Open Source Intelligence and digital footprints
The workshop is co-located with the 4th IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (EuroS&P 2019).
All deadlines are Anywhere on Earth (AoE = UTC-12h).
|Paper Submissions Due|
|Acceptance Notice to Authors||April 5, 2019|
|Camera ready for accepted papers||April 22, 2019|
|Workshop||June 20, 2019|
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Papers should be written in English and formatted following the IEEE guidelines for Euro S&P 2019 reported here. WACCO welcomes full as well as position papers for submission. Length limits are of
8 pages and 4 pages respectively. Position papers should present new open and interesting questions that the community should address or open questions that past research papers have not yet addressed. We expect position papers to be presented in panels or poster-platform sessions.
Papers should be fully anonymized before review: author names or affiliations may not appear or be revealed in the text. Previous work of the authors should be referred to the third person. In the unusual case that an anonymous reference is not possible, the authors should blind the reference (e.g. “[x] Blinded citation to preserve submission anonymity”). Papers that are not properly anonymized may be desk rejected.
All papers will be published by IEEE CS and posted on the IEEE digital libraries. At least an author for each accepted paper is expected to present their paper at the workshop.
Please submit your submission through EasyChair here.
Program Committee Co-chairs
|Luca Allodi||Eindhoven University of Technology|
|Serge Egelman||University of California, Berkeley|
|Alice Hutchings||University of Cambridge|
|Fabio Massacci||University of Trento|
|Marie Vasek||University of New Mexico|
|Publicity-Chair||Giorgio Di Tizio||University of Trento|
|Publicity-Chair||Vincent Harinam||University of Cambridge|
- Sadia Afroz, UC Berkeley
- Maria Bada, University of Cambridge
- Benoît Dupont, University of Montreal
- Carlos Ganan, Delft University of Technology
- Thomas J. Holt, Michigan State University
- Ralph Holz, The University of Sydney
- Chris Kanich, University of Illinois at Chicago
- Rutger Leukfeldt, NSCR
- Rebekah Overdorf, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
- Sergio Pastrana, Carlos III University of Madrid
- Sasha Romanosky, RAND
- Will Scott, University of Michigan
- Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar, Purdue University
- Gianluca Stringhini, Boston University
- Samaneh Tajalizadehkhoob, ICANN
- Tom Van Goethem, KU Leuven
- Gang Wang, Virginia Tech
- Victoria Wang, University of Portsmouth
- Marleen Weulen Kranenbarg, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
- Dmitry Zhdanov, Georgia State University
Venue and Registration
The workshop is co-located with the 4th IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (EuroS&P 2019). Please refer to the conference website for further information about registration.