Learning from Authoritative Security Experiment Results

The 2017 LASER Workshop


October 18, 2017

08:30 – Registration and Breakfast

09:00 – Welcome and Introductions

09:30 – Session I: Malware

Session Chair: Brendan Dolan-Gavitt
Paper: Understanding Malware’s Network Behaviors using Fantasm, Xiyue Deng, Hao Shi, Jelena Mirkovic (USC/Information Sciences Institute)
Paper: Open-source Measurement of Fast-flux Networks While Considering Domain-name Parking, Leigh B. Metcalf, Dan Ruef, Jonathan M. Spring (Carnegie Mellon University)

11:00 – Break

11:30 – Invited Talk: The Advancement of Science in Cyber Security, Dr. Laurie Williams

12:30 – Lunch

13:30 – Panel Discussion: Methodological Issues with IoT Experimentation

15:00 – Break

15:30 – Session II: Passwords

Session Chair: David Balenson
Paper: Lessons Learned from Evaluating Eight Password Nudges in the Wild, Karen Renaud, Joseph Maguire (University of Glasgow); Verena Zimmerman (TU Darmstadt); Steve Draper (University of Glasgow)
Paper: An Empirical Investigation of Security Fatigue: The Case of Password Choice after Solving a CAPTCHA, Kovila P.L. Coopamootoo, Thomas Gross (Newcastle University); Muhammad F. R. Pratama (unaffiliated)

17:00 – Adjourn

18:00 – Workshop Reception

October 19, 2017

08:30 – Registration and Breakfast

09:00 – Invited Talk: She Blinded Me with Science: Understanding Misleading, Manipulative, and Deceptive Cybersecurity, Dr. Josiah Dykstra

10:00 – Break

10:30 – Session III: Crypto

Session Chair: Kovila Coopamootoo
Paper: Dead on Arrival: Recovering from Fatal Flaws in Email Encryption Tools, Juan Ramón Ponce Mauriés (University College London); Kat Krol (University of Cambridge); Simon Parkin, Ruba Abu-Salma, M. Angela Sasse (University College London)
Paper: The Impacts of Representational Fluency on Cognitive Processing of Cryptography Concepts, Sumra Bari, Joseph Beckman, Victor Chen, Melissa Dark, Baijian Yang (Purdue University)

12:00 – Lunch

13:15 – Session IV: Behavioral Security

Session Chair: Ryan Goodfellow
Paper: Self-Protective Behaviors Over Public WiFi Networks, David Maimon, Michael Becker, Sushant Patil, Jonathan Katz (University of Maryland)
Paper: Measuring the Success of Context-Aware Security Behaviour Surveys, Ingolf Becker, Simon Parkin, Angela Sasse (University College London)

14:45 – Closing Remarks

15:15 – Adjourn

Important Dates

04/18 Call for Papers
07/15 Submissions Due
09/01 Authors Notified
09/11 Registration Open
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09/15 Program Announced
09/29 Student Grant Application Deadline
Hotel reservation deadline
09/29 Pre-workshop papers due
10/07 Early Bird Registration Closes
10/18-10/19 Workshop
11/22 Final Papers Due

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