2013 NSERC ISSNet Workshop

April 23-26, Inn at Laurel Point, 680 Montreal St, Victoria BC      

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Registration Fees
  • Internal Flat Rate (ISSNet Member, ISSNet Alumni, Endorsed Academic): $50 for entire workshop
  • One-day External Rate (Government, Industry, non-endorsed Academic): $150 for one day
  • Multiple-day External Rate (Government, Industry Rate, non-endorsed Academic): $100/day for 2 or more days

Draft Agenda:  (pdf version)

NSERC ISSNet Annual Workshop: Spirit Rooms, Inn at Laurel Point, 680 Montreal St., Victoria, BC

Tuesday April 23

16:30 - 17:30     Poster set up
18:00 - 21:00     Poster Session and Welcome Dinner Reception (Terrace Ballroom) - Poster Chair: Pooya Jaferian (University of British Columbia)

Wednesday April 24

08:30 - 08:35    Welcome from Scientific Director: Paul Van Oorschot (Carleton University)
08:35 - 08:45    Welcome to Victoria: Stephen Neville (University of Victoria)
08:45 - 09:45    Invited Speaker 1: "Learning to Read Encrypted VoIP Conversations," Fabian Monrose, Professor, Computer Science, University of North Carolina at  Chapel Hill
09:45 - 10:00     Co-PI Briefs: John Aycock (Univeristy of Calgary), Anil Somayaji (Carleton University)
10:00 - 10:30     Catered Networking Break
10:30 - 11:00     Co-PI Briefs: Sonia Chiasson (Carleton University), Nur Zincir-Heywood (Dalhousie University), Bill Aiello (University of British Columbia)
11:00 - 12:00    Invited Speaker 2: "Trusted Computing Software Abstractions for Mobile and Cloud Systems," Stefan  Saroiu, Researcher,  Microsoft Research
12:00 - 13:00     Catered Lunch
13:00 - 14:00     Invited Speaker 3: "Consumer Privacy Protection on Mobile Devices," Jaeyeon Jung, Researcher, Microsoft Research
14:00 - 14:45     Breakouts based on Invited Talks 1, 2, 3 (concurrent)
14:45 - 15:15     Catered Networking Break
15:15 - 16:15     Invited Speaker 4: "S-links: Secure introduction for SSL policies," Joseph Bonneau, Google New York
16:15 - 16:45     Anti Malware Testing Standards Organization (AMTSO) Update: José Fernandez (École Polytechnique Montréal)
16:45 - 17:00    Session Summary (Paul)

                          (dinner on own)

Thursday April 25

08:30 - 09:00    Co-PI Briefs: Stephen Neville (University of Victoria), Konstantin (Kosta) Beznosov (University of British Columbia)
09:00 - 10:00    Invited Speaker 5: "Multidimensional Mitigation Attributes for APTs," Ed Rebane, Bell Security Practice Lead and Catherine Hart, Senior Secruity Architect, Bell Security Practice, Western Team, Bell
10:00 - 10:30    Catered Break
10:30 - 11:00    Summer Security Week Overview: Paul Van Oorschot (Carleton University) with Carey Williamson and others from Univeristy of Calgary
11:00 - 11:45    Co-PI Briefs: Carey Williamson (University of Calgary), Scott Knight (Royal Military College of Canada), Robert Biddle (Carleton University), José Fernandez (École Polytechnique Montréal)
11:45 - 13:00    Catered Lunch
13:00 - 14:00    Invited Speaker 6: "Security, Cybercrime & Scale," Cormac Herley, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research
14:00 - 15:00    Invited Speaker 7: "The modern cyber threat landscape and opportunities for academic IT security research," Dmitry Samosseiko, Director of Threat Research, Sophos Inc.
15:00 - 15:30    Catered Networking Break
15:30 - 16:00    Co-PI Briefs: DAvid Lie (University of Toronto), Philip Fong (University of Calgary), Paul Van Oorschot (Carleton University)
16:00 - 16:45    Theme Breakout (concurrent all Themes)
16:45 - 17:00    Brainstorming / Poster Announcement / Wrap up of this segment of Workshop
      18:00          Group Networking Dinner (BBQ on Terrace Patio)

Friday April 26

09:00 - 09:10    Opening Remarks, Student Committee Chair: Patrick Colp (UBC)
09:10 - 10:20    Talk Slot 1 (4 talks) :
Social Graph-based Sybil Detection under the Social Adversary Model", Yazan Boshmaf, (University of British Columbia)
; "A Systematic Approach to Feature Selection For Encrypted Network Traffic Classification Using the Fast Orthogonal Search Algorithm", Trevor Semeniuk ( Royal Military College of Canada); 
"Evaluating certificate trust model enhancements in SSL and HTTPS", Jeremy  Clark (Carleton University)
; "Toward Location-Verification of Web-Clients", AbdelRahman M. Abdou (Carleton University)
10:20 - 10:50    Catered Networking Break
10:50 - 11:20    Invited Speaker: "Under Cover:  A Canadian at a US School," Teryl Taylor, PhD Student, Computer Science, UNC at Chapel Hill
11:20 - 11:50    Invited Speaker: "Flying South for the Career," Alain Forget, Postdoctoral Researcher, Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon Universtiy
11:50 - 12:50    Catered Lunch
12:50 - 14:00    Talk Slot 2 (4 talks):
"Application end-of-life as an attack model", Jean-Sébastien Legaré (University of British Columbia); "Helping users review and make sense of access policies in organizations", Pooya Jaferian (University of British Columbia)
; "Towards Usability of Role Engineering in RBAC: Oops! I Got lost in the pool of roles!", Hootan  Rashtian (University of British Columbia)
; "Interactive Comics as Visual Narratives in Computer Security Education", Leah Zhang-Kennedy (Carleton University)
14:00 - 14:30    Catered Networking Break
14:30 - 15:40    Talk Slot 3 (4 talks):
"A Password Manager that Doesn't Remember Passwords", Elizabeth Stobert (Carleton University);
"KeyVault - Addressing "All Eggs in One Basket" Problem for Data Encryption in Smartphones", Ildar Muslukhov  (University of British Columbia); "The Usability of Captchas on Smartphones", Gerardo Reynaga (Carleton University); 
"Baton for Android: Key Agility without a Centralized Certificate Infrastructure", David Barrera 
(Carleton University)

15:40 - 16:00    Uncatered Networking Break
16:00 - 16:45    Student Group Discussion
16:00 - 17:00    Student Session Summary & Wrap up