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20TH EICAR ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2011

"NEW TRENDS IN MALWARE AND ANTIMALWARE TECHNIQUES: MYTHS, REALITY AND CONTEXT - WHAT WILL BE THE AV ROLE IN A CYBER WAR SCENARIO?"

Logo KremsThe 20th Annual EICAR Conference to be held on May 9th and May 10th 2011, with a pre-conference program on May 7th and 8th in Krems, Austria. The conference brings together experts from industry, government, military, law enforcement, academia, research and end-users to examine and discuss new research and development in anti-virus, malware, e-security, e-forensics, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Management and legal aspects of the information technology.

It is very unfortunate, but Richard Clark has informed us that he will not be able to attend this year's EICAR Conference.

Please note the original Test: Mr. Clarke has just informed me that he must have a medical procedure performed during the same period as the EICAR Conference in May. He is extremely upset not to be able to return to Austria and participate in the conference, something he was looking forward to for several months. Please accept our most sincere apologies.

For 20 years, EICAR has had an independent and proactive activity in the field of computer anti-virus (malware) and computer security. The Year 2011 marks the 20th year of EICAR existence. Many things have been achieved, sometimes with difficulty but always with openness and sincerity. While the EICAR conference traditionally covers all aspects of malicious code and the development of "anti" measures, the EICAR conference 2011 intends to take the opportunity of this anniversary to firstly have a look back to the past years and determine what facts / developments are really essential and which are not. In a growing world of poor communication, misunderstanding, hype and commercial driven interest, it is time to realign stakeholders and in particular scientific research and commercial product vendors. It is about time to assess what are real threats and what are myths in the non-transparent world of computer malware and the computer anti-malware.

Second EICAR2011 intends to initiate a more prospective view on what the next 20 years will be:

  • What will be the new forms of threats (malware)?
  • What are the issues with current and future anti-malware techniques and products?
  • Is the current industry driven approach to AV still the right one?
  • Are governments required to be more proactive?
  • Are new tools and/or regulations required?
  • Does Law Enforcement need to use malware in an offensive way?
  • Doe we need “Threat – Levels” and respective continuation plans?
  • What is the actual “Threat – Level” for the end user?
  • What are the vulnerabilities against threats?
  • How can the end user assess his risk?
  • How do corporate assess their risks?
  • How do we manage IT and the associated risks?

In summary, the rapid evolution of technologies requires the adaptation of human behaviour and in consequence leads to new needs for laws and regulations of direct relevance to the users, in the perspective of a rapid evolution of malware and attack techniques.

This call for scientific/technical/ industry papers invites therefore the submission of full papers and abstracts on one or more topics devoted to malware and anti-malware technologies, which may include but are not limited to:

  • New trends in malicious codes and their side effects
  • New trends in viruses and worms
  • New trends in governmental use of malware
  • New trend in e-Crime and e-Forensics
  • Facts and techniques to evaluate the reality of the threat
  • New trends in Cyber Terrorism
  • Vulnerability Assessments
  • Threat Assessments
  • Risk management
  • INFOSEC Management
  • Identity Management
  • ICT Security and Policy Management
  • Emerging technologies (WiFi, RFID, biometrics…) with respect to malware.
  • Malicious cryptography and steganography

Conference Program Committee

The following, provisional list of distinguished researchers and/or practitioners (listed alphabetically) have confirmed their membership of the conference program committee to date:

 

Fred Arbogast (CSRRT-LU, Luxembourg)
Dr. John Aycock (University of Calgary, Canada)
David Bénichou (Investigation judge, Department of Justice, France)
Dr. Guillaume Bonfante (Nancy University, France)
Dr. Vlasti Broucek (University of Tasmania, Australia)
Professor Hervé Debar (Telecom Sud Paris, France)
Dr. Werner Degenhardt (LMU Universität München, Germany)
Ing. Alexandre Dulaunoy (CIRCL - Computer Incident Response Centre,
Luxembourg)
Professor Eric Filiol (Program Chair) (ESAT/ESIEA, France)
Professor Richard Ford (Florida Institute of Technology, USA)
Professor Nikolaus Forgo (Leibniz University Hannover, Germany)
Professor Steven Furnell (University of Plymouth, UK)
David Harley (ESET, LLC, UK)
Dr. Gregoire Jacob (UCSB, USA)
Dr. Sebastien Josse (ESIEA, France)
Professor William (Bill) Hafner (Nova Southeastern University, USA)
Dr. Sylvia Kierkegaard (President of International Association of IT Lawyers, Denmark)
Dr. Thorsten Holz (Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany)
Professor Christopher Kruegel (UCSB, USA)
Dr. Cédric Lauradoux (Inria Grenoble, France)
Dr. Ferenc Leitold (Veszprog Ltd, Hungary)
Professor Grant Malcolm (University of Liverpool, UK)
Professor Yves Poullet (University Notre-Dame, Namur, Belgium)
Professor Gerald Quirchmayr (University of Vienna, Austria)
Professor Mark Stamp (San Jose State University, USA)
Mag.Dr. Walter Seböck (Donau-Universität Krems, Austria)
Dr. Peter Stelzhammer (AV-Comparatives, Germany)
Dr. Philippe Teuwen (NXP Semiconductors, Belgium)
Sebastien Tricaud (Honeynet CTO, France)
Professor Paul Turner (University of Tasmania, Australia)
Professor Andrew Walenstein (University of Louisiana, USA)
Dr. Stefano Zanero (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
 
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