Cybersecurity and Privacy (CySeP) Winter School


27-31 October 2014




  • Dr. Perlman will also present a networking tutorial, on the side of CySeP
  • Lunch Concert on Wednesday 29th October (12:10 to 12:50), 2014 with tunes from the 1910's!
  • After Oct. 24, 2014: Registration remains possible on-site, but only at the full rate
  • Early registration deadline: Oct. 15, 2014; this ensures a spot at the social event of Oct. 29 (if selected during registration). After this, only a limited number of places remains, first come, first served
  • Sept. 30 2014: Registration opens! Cut off date: Oct. 24, 2014
  • Sept. 24 2014: Venue information udpated
  • Sept. 23 2014: Draft program available
  • Sept. 17 2014: Speakers and important dates announced


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About CySeP

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Our lives increasingly rely on networked information systems. We actually adopt new information and communication technologies and embrace new applications at a fast pace. At the same time, the news report all sorts of incidents: personal devices hacked, credit card numbers stolen, companies blackmailed, mobile phones illegally tapped, power generation facilities intruded, sensitive information ‘phished’ - to name a few. Simply put, we do get more efficient and productive but these new systems open new paths for abuse and misbehavior. Actually, in many cases, it is no longer necessary to be an information technology expert to perpetrate an attack in cyberspace.


There has been increased awareness about security and privacy breaches and extensive efforts in academia and industry to address these challenges. In fact, cybersecurity and privacy have been considered for some time now as ‘hot’ topics – lots of interest, lots of investment and specialized courses and degrees. It is now understood that new solutions cannot be rolled out unless they are properly secured and they ensure users’ privacy. We also have a rich trove of algorithms, tools, and systems to fight against attackers; along with an impressive congregation of devoted and highly capable expert individuals and organizations.

What is CySeP about?

In spite all the progress made, how close are we to feeling safe in cyberspace? How well do we do in addressing real-world security and privacy (S&P) problems? Or, to put it slightly differently, how could we best address them?  Granted, there are extensive S&P research and teaching endeavors. Do we deploy our best S&P solutions in systems we roll out and rely upon? Do we have best-trained professionals? Do we reach out to non-experts to make their lives easier when it comes to adopting S&P measures? These are questions that motivate this Cybersecurity and Privacy (CySeP) Winter School. We set up a whole week of seminars, tutorials, discussions, and posters/demos sessions for that purpose.

Why attend CySeP?

We will reflect and exchange on how to best go from research and teaching to solving real-world problems. Prominent experts from academia and industry will address a set of diverse topics, present their own rich experiences and offer their wisdom. Hands-on tutorials and workshops will provide focused state-of-the-art knowledge on key S&P technologies. Poster/demo session will showcase latest achievements and proposals for addressing important S&P challenges. Discussions, also driven by panel sessions, will allow us to debate.


Each attendee will receive an attendance certificate, attesting to the fact you activately participated. Each student attendee (undergraduate or graduate) can receive 3 credits for the entire week.


In addition, two social events will take place at two of the nicest spots in town!

Who should attend CySeP?

Anyone with (i) an interest or need to learn more about solving real-world security and privacy problems and (ii) at least a basic understanding of S&P concepts and mechanisms. CySeP can be rewarding for a whole range of attendees: from those with basic knowledge to those actively working on or researching S&P.


For example, if you are: (i) a student with already some good related coursework or a MSc thesis, (ii) a PhD student with relevant interests, (iii) an engineer or practitioner that works on securing your company's information systems, (iv) an engineer that designs and develops S&P solutions, (v) a teacher of S&P courses, or (vi) a researcher concerned with S&P, then CySeP is certainly for you.

Who should present a demo and/or a poster at CySeP?

Anyone representing a project or an organization with expertise in solving real-world S&P problems, seeking to contribute ideas and showcase enticing technologies and achievements to the CySeP audience. Please see the "Call for Posters and Demos" tab for more details.



Venue Information

Social Events

List of accepted posters

Important Dates

  • CySeP dates:
    October 27 - 31, 2014

    Registration deadline:
    October 24, 2014


    Poster/demo deadline:

    October 20, 2014


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