6th ACM International Workshop on Security and Privacy Analytics

ACM Codaspy 2020

6th ACM International Workshop on Security and Privacy Analytics 2020

Co-located with ACM Codaspy 2020 at New Orleans, LA, USA

Note: IWSPA 2020 will be held Virtually on August 5, 2020 from 9.15am-3pm CDT

Updated Agenda is now available! Program

Increasingly, sophisticated techniques from machine learning, data mining, statistics and natural language processing are being applied to challenges in security and privacy fields. However, experts from these areas have no medium where they can meet and exchange ideas so that strong collaborations can emerge, and cross-fertilization of these areas can occur. Moreover, current courses and curricula in security do not sufficiently emphasize background in these areas and students in security and privacy are not emerging with deep knowledge of these topics.

Hence, we propose a workshop that will address the research and development efforts in which analytical techniques from machine learning, data mining, natural language processing and statistics are applied to solve security and privacy challenges (“security analytics”). Submissions of papers related to methodology, design, techniques and new directions for security and privacy that make significant use of machine learning, data mining, statistics or natural language processing are welcome. Furthermore, submissions on educational topics and systems in the field of security analytics are also highly encouraged.

IWSPA program highlights:

Invited Talk by Dr. Anoop Singhal, NIST

Topic: Security Metrics and Risk Analysis for Enterprise Systems

Abstract: Protection of enterprise systems from cyber attacks is a challenge. Vulnerabilities are regularly discovered in software systems that are exploited to launch cyber attacks. Security Analysts need objective metrics to manage the security risk of an enterprise systems. In this talk, we will give an overview of our research on security metrics and challenges for security risk analysis of enterprise systems. A standard model for security metrics will enable us to answer questions such as “are we more secure than yesterday” or “how does the security of one system compare with another?” We will present a methodology for security risk analysis that is based on the model of Attack Graphs and the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS). We will also present a framework for detection and forensic analysis of Advanced Persistent Threats.

More details on the Program page.

Submission Guidelines

Short Submission Guidelines:

Papers must be at most 10 pages in length total and use the ACM CODASPY template. All submissions must describe original research, not published nor currently under review for another workshop, conference, or journal. Submission implies the willingness of at least one author to attend the workshop and present the paper. A limited number of high-quality submissions may be selected for publication in a special issue of a journal. All papers must be submitted electronically via the Easychair system.

Submission Link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iwspa2020


For more information contact: Lila Ghemri at Lila.Ghemri@tsu.edu or Rakesh Verma at rverma@uh.edu

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: December 13, 2019 (11:59 PM AOE)

Paper Submission Deadline: December 15, 2019 (11:59 PM AOE)

Acceptance Notification: January 6, 2020

Camera Ready Submission Deadline: January 19, 2020 (Tentative)

The proceedings of IWSPA 2020 will be available in the ACM Digital Library.