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First International Workshop
“Scientific Analysis and Policy Support for Cyber Security” (SA&PS4CS’10) at the Fifth International Conference “Mathematical Methods, Models, and Architectures for Computer Network Security” (MMM-ACNS-2010)

September 11, 2010
St.Petersburg, Russia


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Conference Date:
September 11, 2010 (the workshop is planned on the last day of MMM-ACNS-2010).

Topics to be covered:
Cyber security is receiving a significant international attention given recent network attacks involving Russia, Estonia, USA, China and many other countries.

The workshop is dedicated to the methods of scientific analysis and policy support for response to cyber intrusions and attacks.

The main topics of the workshop:

  • detection, discrimination, and attribution of various activities of malefactors
  • response to cyber intrusions and attacks including national level information operations
  • identifying emergent cyber technologies supporting social and political activity management and trans-national distributed computing management.

The workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners involved in multiple disciplines concerning scientific analysis and policy support for cyber security to exchange ideas and to learn the latest developments in this important field. We are planning to invite researchers from the Human Behavior, Network Security, Artificial Intelligence (mainly in the fields of intelligent data analysis, adversarial planning and game theory) and Autonomous Agents communities (mainly software agent technology) to integrate their respective technologies and develop a research agenda to detect and analyze attacks by Cyber Militias, detect and analyze the mechanisms used by Bot Armies, detect and block intrusions.

This workshop could promote internationally shared understanding of the technically supportable indications and warnings for various types of intrusions and attacks, from the isolated to the highly coordinated, and from the forensic to strategic.

The workshop is planned as policy-centric and not a platform for exposure and discussion of specific system vulnerabilities. Government agency attendance is encouraged.

Proposed List of Invited Speakers:
We intend to invite for participation in the workshop a number of worldwide recognized specialists in cyber security from the USA, Europe, Russia and other countries.

Main sponsors:

  • European Office of Aerospace Research and Development, USA
  • Office of Naval Research Global, USA
  • Russian Foundation for Basic Research
  • Group-IB: Investigations of cyber crimes, Russia

Programme of SA&PS4CS 2010 Workshop:

Date Activities

September 11, 2010


8:30 - 12:00 Registration
9:00 - 9:20 Opening Session
Rafael Yusupov (SPIIRAS), Robert Herklotz (US Air Force Office of Scientific Research, USA), Victor Skormin (Binghamton University, USA), Igor Kotenko (SPIIRAS)
9:20 - 9:40 Eugene Tsivirko (Committee on IT and Communications of St Petersburg, Russia)
"Information assurance of life activity of Saint-Petersburg's population"
9:40 - 10:00 Rafael Yusupov (SPIIRAS, Russia)
 "Society informatization and National Security"
10:00 - 10:20 Victor Skormin (Binghamton University, USA)
 "Cyberspace Security as an Emerging Area of International Collaborative Research"
10:20 - 10:50 Coffee and Networking Break
10:50 - 11:10 Paul Losiewicz (Office of Naval Research Global, USA)
 "Department of Defense research interests in support of national security and international stability"
11:10 - 11:30 Dmitry Pravikov (Federal Security Service, Russia)
 "Model of information opposition of socio-technical systems under terroristic threats"
11:30 - 11:50 Shiu-Kai Chin, Fred Wieners, Sarah Muccio, Thomas Vestal, and Brian Kropa (Syracuse University, USAF, USA)
 "Towards a rigorous integration of systems engineering with operational art in cyberspace"
11:50 - 12:10 Sergey Bazhin (Northwest branch of closed joint-stock company "COMSTAR-Regions", Russia)
 "Comparative analysis of legislation of Russian Federation and USA in sphere of computer crime counteraction"
12:10 - 12:30 Ravi Sandhu (Institute for Cyber Security, USA)
 "Laws of Cyber Security"
12:30 - 12:50 Ilya Trifalenkov (RNT, Russia)
 "Large-scaled systems: from information protection to security management"
12:50 - 14:20 Lunch
14:20 - 14:40 Antonio Mana and Jose Ruiz (University of Malaga, Spain)
 "An Evolution-supporting Infrastructure for Early Detection and Reaction to Security Problems"
14:40 - 15:00 Mikhail Vus (SPIIRAS, Russia)
 "On cooperation of the state-participants CIS in issues of information security"
15:00 - 15:20 Alexey Kirichenko (F-Secure, Finland)
 "Initiatives and Activities in Information Security: the Landscape in Finland"
15:20 - 15:40 Alexander Pisemskiy (Group-IB: Investigations of cyber crimes, Russia)
 "Cyber crime in the Internet. The practical experience of fight and investigation"
15:40 - 16:00 Rajeev Shorey (NIIT University, India)
 "Cyber Security: Key Challenges & Co-operative Solutions"
16:00 - 16:20 Igor Kotenko (SPIIRAS, Russia)
 "Investigative Analysis of Bot Army Attacks and Defense against them"
16:20 - 17:40 Panel Discussion "Cyber intrusions and attacks prevention, detection and response - Ways to collaborate"
Chairman: Victor Skormin (Binghamton University, USA)
Panelists: Sergey Bazhin, Shiu-Kai Chin, Paul Losiewicz, Antonio Mana, Alexander Pisemskiy, Peter Zegzhda, Ravi Sandhu, Rajeev Shorey, Ilya Trifalenkov, Mikhail Vus
17:40 - 17:50 Closing session
17:50 - 18:40 Coffee and Networking Break, Farewell party

Authors of accepted papers are expected to register and present the abstract of the paper at the Workshop.

The abstract of the paper must also be addressed to the workshop chair:

Prof. Igor Kotenko (MMM-ACNS-2010 PC Co-chairman)
Head of Research Laboratory of Computer Security Problems
Institution of the Russian Academy of Sciences St.Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of RAS (SPIIRAS)
of the Russian Academy of Sciences
39, 14th Liniya, St. Petersburg, 199178, Russia
Telephone: +7-(812)-328-2642
Fax: +7-(812)-328-4450
E-mail: ivkote[AT]comsec[DOT]spb[DOT]ru
Home page: http://comsec.spb.ru/kotenko/

RUSSIA, 199178, Saint-Petersburg, liniya 14-ya, 39, SPC RAS (metro station Vasileostrovskaya).
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