May 24, 2012:  NSERC ISSNet 2012 Workshop held in Kingston in April

The fourth annual NSERC ISSNet Workshop was hosted at the Residence Inn by Marriott, Kingston Water’s Edge in Kingston, Ontario from Tuesday, April 24 to Friday, April 27, 2012.  The seventy-eight registrants included ISSNet faculty researchers, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, government and industry representatives, and members of the Board of Advisors and the Scientific Advisory Board. More info

April 11, 2012:  CFP: Workshop on Usable Privacy & Security for Mobile Devices (U-PriSM) - SOUPS Conference Dates - July 11 - 13, 2012

Jaeyeon Jung from Microsoft and Sonia Chiasson, NSERC ISSNet Co-investigator are organizing a workshop on Usable Privacy & Security for Mobile Devices, which will be held in conjunction with SOUPS 2012 in Washington, DC. If you are working in this area, please consider submitting your work to the U-PriSM workshop.  Submission may be short papers or position papers.

CALL FOR PAPERS:  Additional information is posted on the ISSNet discussion forum at  Submission Deadline, May 8, 2012, 5 pm US Pacific time.

Submitted by: Sonia Chiasson, Canada Research Chair in Human Oriented Computer Security, Assistant Professor, School of Computer Science, Carleton University

January 10, 2012:  New Intrusion Detection Evaluation Dataset available through University of New Brunswick

The Information Security Centre of Excellence (ISCX) 2012 intrusion detection evaluation dataset consists of labeled network traces, including full packet payloads in pcap format, which along with the relevant profiles are publicly available to researchers by applying at A full description of the evaluation dataset can also be found at A brief abstract of the fundamental ideas behind the dataset is also attached below. A complete blog post is also accessible at

Submitted by:  Hadi Shiravi, Network Security Researcher, University of New Brunswick

January 3, 2012:  NSERC ISSNet Upcoming Events for 2012

We at NSERC ISSNet wish all of our members and partners a Happy New Year and all the best for 2012. Please save the following dates for this year's ISSNet events:

4th ISSNet Workshop: April 24-27, 2012, Residence Inn by Marriott, Kingston Water's Edge, Kingston, ON

4th ISSNet Summer School: July 22-27, 2012, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

We look forward to your participation.  Click details for additional information found on the Members page.