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Apr 22

9th Workshop on Fault Diagnosis and Tolerance in Cryptography

FDTC 2012: Call for Papers
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www.fdtc-workshop.eu

The 9th Workshop on Fault Diagnosis and Tolerance in Cryptography (FDTC
2012) will be held in Leuven, Belgium, on September 9, 2012. FDTC 2012
is one day before CHES 2012 (September 10-12, 2012). This Call for
Papers is also available for download as a PDF file
(http://conferenze.dei.polimi.it/FDTC12/cfp.pdf).

Motivation & Scope
==================

Fault injection is one of the most exploited means for extracting
confidential information from embedded devices or for compromising their
intended behavior. Research is therefore needed to develop methodologies
and techniques for designing robust cryptographic systems (both hardware
and software), and to protect them against both accidental faults and
intentional intrusions and attacks. Of particular interest is protection
against malicious injection of faults into the device for the purpose of
extracting confidential information.
FDTC is the reference event in the field of fault analysis, attacks and
countermeasures.

Important dates
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Paper submission deadline:    May 10, 2012, 23:59 UTC
Notification of acceptance:  June 18, 2012
Final version deadline:       July 2, 2012
Workshop:                September 9, 2012

Paper submission
================

Contributions to the workshop describing theoretical studies and
practical case studies of fault diagnosis and tolerance in cryptographic
systems (HW and SW) and protocols are solicited. Topics of interest
include, but are not limited to:

– modelling the reliability of cryptographic systems and protocols
– inherently reliable cryptographic systems and algorithms
– faults and fault models for cryptographic devices (HW and SW)
– novel fault diagnosis and tolerance techniques for cryptographic systems
– attacks exploiting micro-architecture components
– physical protection against attacks
– fault attacks using lasers, electromagnetic induction, and clock /
power supply manipulation
– case studies of attacks, reliability, and fault diagnosis and
tolerance techniques in cryptographic systems
– combined attacks
– fault injection: mechanisms, models and countermeasures
– fault exploitation: analysis, attacks and countermeasures
– fault resistant hardware, fault resistant implementations of
cryptographic algorithms and fault resistant protocols

All submissions should be made using the online submission system:

http://fdtc.ws.dei.polimi.it

Submissions should conform to the instructions below.

Instructions for authors
========================

Submissions must not substantially duplicate work that any of the
authors have published elsewhere or that have been submitted in parallel
in any other conference or workshop. Submissions should be anonymous,
with no author names, affiliations, acknowledgements or obvious
references. Papers should be at most 10 pages (including the
bibliography and appendices), with at least 11pt font and reasonable
margins.

Submission of final papers will be managed directly by Conference
Publishing Services (CPS). Final papers must be formatted following the
instructions in the related author kit (to be communicated). Conference
Publishing Services (CPS) will contact directly the authors for
instructions and will send links to the publishing services.

Accepted papers will be published in an archival proceedings volume by
Conference Publishing Services (CPS) and will be distributed at the time
of the workshop.

At least one author of each accepted paper must register with the
workshop and present the paper in order to be included in the proceedings.

Program committee
=================

Alessandro Barenghi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Guido Bertoni, STMicroelectornics, Italy (co-chair)
Christophe Clavier, University of Limoges, France
Wieland Fischer, Infineon Technologies, Germany
Benedikt Gierlichs, KU Leuven, Belgium (co-chair)
Christophe Giraud, Oberthur Technologies, France
Jorge Guarjardo, Bosch, USA
Sylvain Guilley, Telecom ParisTech, France
Helena Handschuh, Intrinsic-ID Inc., USA
Dusko Karaklajic, KU Leuven, Belgium
Kerstin Lemke-Rust, HBRS, Germany
Marcel Medwed, UCL Crypto Group, Belgium
Debdeep Mukhopadhyay, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
Matthieu Rivain, CryptoExperts, France
Jörn-Marc Schmidt, TU Graz, Austria
Sergei Skorobogatov, University of Cambridge, UK
Junko Takahashi, NTT Corporation, Japan
Michael Tunstall, University of Bristol, UK
Marc Witteman, Riscure, The Netherlands

Contact with the PC co-chairs is pc2012@fdtc-workshop.eu
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Steering committee
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Luca Breveglieri, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Israel Koren, University of Massachusetts, USA
David Naccache (chair), Ecole Normale Supérieure, France
Jean-Pierre Seifert, TU Berlin & T-Labs, Germany

FDTC 2012 is in cooperation with IACR – http://www.iacr.org

Mar 28

Eight Conference on Security and Cryptography for Networks

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SCN 2012

Eight Conference on Security and Cryptography for Networks

September 5-7, 2012, Amalfi, Italy

http://scn.dia.unisa.it/
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The Eight Conference on Security and Cryptography for Networks
(SCN 2012) aims at bringing together researchers in the field of
cryptography and information security, practitioners, developers,
and users to foster cooperation, exchange techniques, tools,
experiences and ideas. The conference seeks submissions from
academia, government, and industry presenting novel research on
all practical and theoretical aspects of cryptography and
information security.

The primary focus is on original, high quality, unpublished
research of theoretical and practical impact, including concepts,
techniques, applications and practical experiences.

Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that
have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a
conference/workshop with proceedings or a journal.

Topics
All topic areas related to cryptography and information security
are of interest and in scope.  Suggested  topics include but are
not restricted to:

Anonymity and Privacy
Applied Cryptography and Implementations
Authentication, Identification and Access Control
Block and Stream Ciphers
Complexity-Theoretic Cryptography
Cloud Computing Security
Cryptanalysis
Cryptographic Hash Functions
Cryptographic and Security Protocols
Digital Signatures and Message Authentication Codes
Distributed Systems Security
Formal Security Methods
Information-Theoretic Security
Network, Web and Wireless Security
Public-Key Encryption
Physical Cryptography
Security Architectures and Models
Software and Systems Security

Submissions
Authors are invited to submit electronically (PDF format) a
non-anonymous extended abstract. The extended abstract should be
typeset using 11-point or larger fonts, in a single-column,
single-spacing format reasonable margins all around. Submissions
deviating significantly from these guidelines risk rejection
without consideration of their merits.

All submissions will be treated as confidential, and will only
be disclosed to the committee and their chosen sub-referees.

The submission should begin with a title, followed by the names,
affiliations and contact information of all authors, and a short
abstract. The length of the submission should be at most 12 pages
excluding the title page, bibliography and appendices. The
extended abstract should clearly indicate the results achieved,
their significance, and their relation to other work in the area.
Referees are not required to read appendices; the paper should be
intelligible without them. Submissions must not substantially
duplicate work that was published elsewhere, or work that any of
the authors has submitted in parallel to a journal or to any
other conference or workshop with proceedings.

Best Paper Award
All submissions are eligible for the Best Paper award. The
committee may decide to split the award between multiple papers,
or to decline to make an award.

Proceedings
Proceedings are expected to be published by Springer in the
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.  Selected
papers from the conference will be invited to a special issue of
the Journal of Computer Security.

Dates and Deadlines
Submission: 10PM PST, May 3, 2012
Notification to authors: June 15, 2012
Camera-Ready Version: June 27, 2012
Conference: September 5-7, 2012

Presentation
Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will
be presented at the conference.

Program Chair
Ivan Visconti, University of Salerno, Italy

Program Committee
Masayuki Abe, NTT, Japan
Amos Beimel, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
Carlo Blundo, University of Salerno, Italy
Alexandra Boldyreva, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Xavier Boyen, PARC, USA
Dario Catalano, University of Catania, Italy
Melissa Chase, Microsoft Research Redmond, USA
Dana Dachman-Soled, Microsoft Research New England, USA
Stefan Dziembowski, University of Warsaw, Poland and Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Pierre-Alain Fouque, ENS, France
Juan Garay, AT&T Labs-Research, USA
Vipul Goyal, Microsoft Research, India
Brett Hemenway, University of Michigan, USA
Martin Hirt, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Dennis Hofheinz, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Stanislaw Jarecki, UCI, USA
Gregory Neven, IBM Research, Switzerland
Carles Padro, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Benny Pinkas, Bar Ilan University, Israel, and Google, USA
Bart Preneel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Matt Robshaw, Orange Labs, France
Alon Rosen, IDC Herzliya, Israel
abhi shelat, University of Virginia, USA
Francois-Xavier Standaert, UCL, Belgium
Dominique Unruh, University of Tartu, Estonia
Bogdan Warinschi, University of Bristol, UK
Daniel Wichs, IBM Research T.J. Watson, USA
Moti Yung, Google, USA

General Chair
Roberto De Prisco, University of Salerno, Italy

Local Organization
Aniello Castiglione, University of Salerno, Italy
Paolo D’Arco, University of Salerno, Italy

Steering Committee
Carlo Blundo, University of Salerno, Italy
Alfredo De Santis, University di Salerno, Italy
Ueli Maurer, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Rafail Ostrovsky, UCLA, USA
Giuseppe Persiano, University of Salerno, Italy
Jacques Stern, ENS, France
Douglas Stinson, University of Waterloo, Canada
Gene Tsudik, University of California – Irvine , USA
Moti Yung, Google Inc. and Columbia University, USA
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Mar 27

Anonymous Cowards, Deanonymized – Slashdot

“Arvind Narayana writes: What if authors can be identified based on nothing but a comparison of the content they publish to other web content they have previously authored? Naryanan has a new paper to be presented at the 33rd IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy. Just as individual telegraphers could be identified by other telegraphers from their ‘fists,’ Naryanan posits that an author’s habitual choices of words, such as, for example, the frequency with which the author uses ‘since’ as opposed to ‘because,’ can be processed through an algorithm to identify the author’s writing. Fortunately, and for now, manually altering one’s writing style is effective as a countermeasure.”

Anonymous Cowards, Deanonymized – Slashdot.

Mar 12

ANSEC 2012 – First International Workshop on Anonymity and Security Aspects of Embedded Systems

CALL FOR PAPERS

ANSEC 2012 – First International Workshop on Anonymity and Security
Aspects of Embedded Systems

Liverpool, UK, 25-27 June, 2012

Abstract:
Mobile and embedded devices are rapidly evolving powerful, ubiquitous
devices which are involved in security-critical operations like
authentication, payment, e-Banking and e-Government applications. In
addition, privacy and anonymity protection of devices and their users is
gaining more and more importance. This workshop focuses on the question
of how existing security mechanisms (e.g. TrustZone or Secure Elements,
etc.) can be efficiently utilized to provide a secure basis to support
current security de-pendent applications and privacy enhancing
technologies. How can the existing cryptographic primitives for PETs
efficiently and securely be realized on state-of-the -art embedded
systems? Which applications for privacy-enhancing technologies exist and
how can they be realized on devices that operate in  the Internet of
things (e.g. smart-phones, smart-cards, RFID tags etc.)? How can
privacy-enhancing protocols and existing embedded security mechanisms be
attacked and what has to be done in order to increase the efficiency of
the security mechanisms?

Scope and interest:
In ANSEC 2012 we consider different aspects of cyber physical systems
and their protection mechanisms. Of particular interest are security
aspects of embedded systems and their relation to privacy and anonymity
protection.

This includes (but is not limited to) the following topics:
• Embedded system security (operating system security, hardware
security, information control flow integrity, …)
• Hardware supported cryptography for embedded systems
• Hardware supported security mechanisms
• Cryptographic primitives for Privacy Enhancing Technologies
• Trusted Computing for Embedded Systems
• Privacy aspects of embedded systems (e.g. electronic identities)
• Secure execution environments on embedded devices
• Attacks and attack models on embedded systems and privacy enhancing
technologies
• Certification of Embedded system security features and privacy
enhancing technologies
• Embedded system security (smart phones, automotive systems, RFID tags
etc.)
• Anonymous authentication for embedded systems (protocols, mechanisms etc.)

Submission and Publication:
Authors are invited to submit manuscripts dealing with research and recent
developments in the topics related to the workshop. Accepted papers from
this workshop will be published by the IEEE Computer Society in IEEE
TrustCom-12
conference proceedings (indexed by EI Compendex and ISTP).
Papers must be written in English conforming to the IEEE conference
proceedings format (http://www.computer.org/portal/web/cscps/formatting)
and are limited to 6 pages (or 8 pages with the over length charge)
including figures and references.
Moreover, they must be anonymous, with no author names, affiliations,
acknowledgements, or obvious references.
The papers must be submitted in pdf format using the EasyChair conference
management system. (http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ansec12)
Workshop Website:
http://www.iaik.tugraz.at/content/about_iaik/events/ansec12/

Workshop Chair:
Kurt Dietrich<Kurt.Dietrich@iaik.tugraz.at>

Program Committee:
– Johann Großschädl (Univ. Luxemburg)
– Hanns Brandl (Infineon Technologies)
– Jean-Jacques Quisquater (UCL)
– Stefan Mangard (Infineon Technologies)
– Vincent Rijmen (KU Lueven, TU Graz)
– Stefan Tillich (Univ. of Bristol)
– Liqun Chen (HP)
– Jiangtao Li (Intel)
– Bart Preneel (KU Lueven)
– Berndt Gammel (Infineon Technologies)
– Mario Lamberger (NXP)

IMPORTANT DATES:
Submission Deadline: 31 March, 2012
Authors Notification: 30 April, 2012
Final Manuscript Due: 15 May, 2012
Registration Due: 08 May, 2012

Organizer:
Kurt Dietrich<Kurt.Dietrich@iaik.tugraz.at>
Roderick Bloem<Roderick.Bloem@iaik.tugaz.at>

Contact:
Please send inquiries concerning ANSEC 2012 to:
Kurt.Dietrich@iaik.tugraz.at.

Mar 02

CIA website brought down – were Anonymous attackers responsible? | Naked Security

CIA website brought down – were Anonymous attackers responsible? | Naked Security.

Feb 06

FBI probes Anonymous intercept of US-UK hacking call

FBI probes Anonymous intercept of US-UK hacking call (@BBC News)

Jan 25

Anonymouss new weapon – The H Security: News and Features

Anonymous activists are using a specially crafted web page which sends mass requests to the justice.gov domain for a DDoS attack launched on Thursday on the US Department of Justice web site. When a user visits the web page, a short piece of JavaScript causes the users browser to flood the government departments server with HTTP requests. The web page is being hosted at sites including PasteHTML, where users can post HTML code anonymously.

via Anonymouss new weapon – The H Security: News and Features.

Jan 18

The Truth About the Sony Pictures Hacking – Softpedia

In the past couple of days most media outlets have picked up the news about the Sony Pictures hacking operation performed by Anonymous members. Since some things didn’t add up, I investigated the matter and some interesting things revealed themselves.

via The Truth About the Sony Pictures Hacking Exclusive – Softpedia.

Jan 18

Latest Anonymous Hack of Security Company Proves How Serious Cyber-Activists Have Gotten | | AlterNet

Latest Anonymous Hack of Security Company Proves How Serious Cyber-Activists Have Gotten | | AlterNet.

Jan 10

SIXTH WORKSHOP IN INFORMATION SECURITY THEORY AND PRACTICE (WISTP 2012)

SIXTH WORKSHOP IN INFORMATION SECURITY THEORY AND PRACTICE (WISTP 2012)
Security and Trust in Computing Systems and Ambient Intelligence Ecosystem
June 19-22, 2012, London, UK – http://www.wistp.org/

WISTP 2012 BACKGROUND AND GOALS
Future ICT technologies, like the concepts of Ambient Intelligence and 
Internet of Things provide a vision of the Information Society where 
the emphasis is on surrounding people by intelligent interactive 
interfaces and objects and on environments that are capable of 
recognising and reacting to the presence of different individuals 
in a seamless, unobtrusive and invisible manner. 
The success of future ICT technologies, some of which are set as 
priorities by the European Union, will depend on how secure they 
will be made, how privacy and individuals' rights will be protected 
and how individuals will come to trust the intelligent world that 
will surround them and through which they will move. 
WISTP 2012 aims to address the security and privacy issues that are 
increasingly exposed by mobile and wireless communications and related 
services, along with evaluating their impact on business, 
individuals, and the society.

The workshop seeks submissions from academia and industry presenting 
novel research on all theoretical and practical aspects of security 
and privacy of mobile and smart devices, as well as experimental studies 
of fielded systems based on wireless communication, the application 
of security technology, the implementation of systems, and lessons learned. 
We encourage submissions from other communities such as law, 
business and policy that present these communities' perspectives on 
technological issues. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 

* Security, Privacy and Trust in the Internet of Things
* Security and Trustworthiness in mobile and wireless networks
 including Mobile ad hoc networks, RFID systems, 
 Wireless sensor networks and Vehicular networks  
* Security, Privacy and Trust in Smart Environments
* Security, Privacy and Trust in Social Networks and Social Worlds
* Trustworthy life-logging
* Security, Privacy and Trust in e-Government and Mobile Commerce
 including Biometrics and national ID cards 
* Human behaviour and psychological aspects of security
 including User centric security and privacy
* Lightweight cryptography
* Privacy enhancing technologies (PETs)
* Mobile code security
* Mobile devices security
* Smart card security
* Embedded systems security
* Security models and architectures
 including Security and privacy policies, 
 Authentication and Access Control, and Security protocols

IMPORTANT DATES
Paper Submission due: January 31, 2012  *firm deadline*
Notification to authors: February 24, 2012
Author registration: March 18, 2012
Camera-ready due: March 18, 2012

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
Submissions must not substantially overlap with papers that have been 
published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or 
conference/workshop with proceedings. Each submission should be 
at most 16 pages in total in the Springer's LNCS format 
(http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0). 
All submissions should be anonymous (i.e., no author names/affiliations 
and obvious citations). Submissions are to be made to the submission 
web site (http://www.wistp.org/submission-details/). 
Only PDF files will be accepted. Submissions not meeting these guidelines 
risk rejection without consideration of their merits. Accepted papers 
will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science 
series (http://www.springeronline.com/lncs), and the proceedings will be 
available at the workshop. The camera-ready version of the accepted papers 
must follow Springer guidelines (a Latex source file will be required). 

If a submitted paper is mainly the work of a student author, this paper 
is eligible for the best student paper award. To participate in this 
selection process, please add the word "STUDENT" in the affiliation 
field in the submission form.

Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be 
presented at the workshop. At least one author of each accepted paper 
is required to register with the workshop and present the paper. 
For authors presenting multiple papers, one normal registration 
is valid for up to two papers.

WISTP 2012 COMMITTEES AND CHAIRS
General Chairs 
* Konstantinos Markantonakis, ISG-SCC, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
* Gerhard Hancke, ISG, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
* Keith Mayes, ISG-SCC, Royal Holloway University of London, UK

Local Organizers
* Raja Naem Akram, ISG-SCC, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
* Lishoy Francis, ISG-SCC, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
* Emma Dobson, ISG, Royal Holloway University of London, UK

Workshop/Panel/Tutorial Chair
* Damien Sauveron, XLIM, University of Limoges, France

Publicity Chairs
* Sara Foresti, Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Italy
* Taeshik Shon, Ajou University, Korea
* to be extended

Program Chairs
* Ioannis Askoxylakis, FORTH-ICS, Greece
* Joachim Posegga, Institute of IT Security and Security Law, 
 University of Passau, Germany

Program Committee
* Lejla Batina, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
* Angelos Bilas, FORTH-ICS & University of Crete, Greece
* Levente Buttyan, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
* Serge Chaumette, LaBRI & University of Bordeaux, France 
* Jorge Cueller, Siemens, Germany
* Josep Domingo-Ferrer, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Catalan, Spain
* Jaap-Henk Hoepman, TNO and Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
* Michael Huth, Imperial College London, UK
* Martin Johns, SAP Research,Germany
* Cagatay Karabat, TUBITAK BILGEM, Turkey
* Angelos Keromytis, Columbia University, USA
* Kwok Yan Lam, National University of Singapore, Singapore
* Peter Lipp, Technische Universitaet Graz, Austria
* Javier Lopez, University of Malaga, Spain
* Emmanuel Magkos, Ionian University, Greece 
* Mark Manulis, Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Germany
* Louis Marinos, European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), EU
* Fabio Martinelli, IIT-CNR, Italy
* Aikaterini Mitrokosta, EPFL, Switzerland 
* Jose Onieva, University of Malaga, Spain
* Gerardo Pelosi, University of Bergamo, Italy 
* Svetla Petkova-Nikova, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
* Henrich C. Pohls, University of Passau, Germany
* Ilia Polian, Univ. of Passau, Germany
* Axel Poschmann, National University of Singapore, Singapore
* Jean-Jacques Quisquater, DICE, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
* Bill Roscoe, Department of Computer Science, UK
* Kouichi Sakurai, Kyushu University, Japan
* Pierangela Samarati, Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Italy
* Christos Siaterlis, Joint Research Centre, EU 
* George Spanoudakis, City University of London, UK
* Theo Tryfonas, University of Bristol, UK
* Michael Tunstall, University of Bristol, UK
* Ingrid Verbauwhede, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
* Heung-Youl Youm, Soonchunhyang University, Korea
* to be extended

WISTP Steering Committee
* Claudio Ardagna, Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Italy
* Angelos Bilas, FORTH-ICS & University of Crete, Greece
* Konstantinos Markantonakis, ISG-SCC, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
* Jean-Jacques Quisquater, DICE, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
* Damien Sauveron, XLIM, University of Limoges, France
* Jianying Zhou, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore

SPONSOR
* IFIP WG 11.2 Pervasive Systems Security

For further inquiries, please contact Damien Sauveron at
damien.sauveron@unilim.fr


This call for papers and additional information about the conference 
can be found at http://www.wistp.org/

Program chairs can be contacted at wistp2012@ics.forth.gr