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Mr. Kurt Baumgartner from Kaspersky Labs to Serve as Keynote Speaker

Mr. Kurt Baumgartner to serve as Keynote on the 10th Anniversary of the Malware Conference

The organizing committee of the Malware Conference is delighted to announce that for its 12th year of the Malware Conference, Mr. Kurt Baumgartner from Kaspersky Laboratories will serve as the Keynote speaker.

 

Malware Conference 2016 Best Paper Award

 Malware Conference 2016 Best Paper Award

Presented to

Dr. WILLIAM CASEY and Mr. AARON SHELMIRE ANOMALI

of the

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INSTITUTE, CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIVERSIOTY

Pittsburg, Pennsylvania,  USA

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Malware 2016
Best Paper Award - Research Track

Presented to

Dr. William Casey and Mr. Aaron Shelmire Anomali


Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University


In recognition to their contributions to
the Field of Information and Systems Security
and the quality and timeliness of their work
as embodied in the manuscript:


“Signature Limits: An Entire Map of Clone Features and their Discovery in Nearly Linear "

Sponsored by

Wireless Systems Security Research Laboratory

 

 

3 rd International Conference on Malicious and Unwanted Software (Malware 2016) Capture the Flag (CTF) Competition

 
Be a part of the 3rd annual offense-only CTF event!  Cash prizes of at least $2000 for the Grand Prize, $250 for 1st place, and $150 for 2nd place, will be awarded as well as a certificate.  The CTF round will take place on October 20th at El Conquistador Hotel in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.  Team registration is required to participate in the CTF.  Teams up to 5 persons will pay $100 per person to play at the hotel including breakfast, lunch, and snacks. 

The MALCON CTF is designed to reflect real life scenarios faced by security professionals when deployed in the field.  In this offense-only event, the team’s job is to penetrate several layers of a system and collect flags for points along the way.  Our CTF tech team consists of active security professionals with several years’ experience in on and off site penetration testing.  Their experience, expertise, and know how are leveraged to create a fun CTF that is technically challenging and realistic.

Quick Facts:

What: 2016 MALCON CTF

When: October 20th 2016, 8-12 white hat hacking tutotrial, 1pm-9pm CTF.

Where: El Conquistador Hotel Fajardo Puerto Rico, teams can play on site and remote.

Registration requirements:

Fee: $100 per person, includes breakfast, lunch, snacks throughout the whole event.

Email: 1 official team contact email

IP addresses: list of IP addresses teams will play from, maximum 5 addresses per team.

Register by filling out thye form below, and complete payment.



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The Grand prize is only awarded to a team after capturing all the flags.  One team can only receive one prize.  If a team receives the grand prize they will not also receive the 1st place prize.  If multiple teams capture all the flags, the grand prize will be awarded to the team that captured all the flags in the shortest amount of time.


The 3rd Annual MalCon CTF is part of the 2016 IEEE Malware Conference (www.malwareconference.or).

 

 

11th International Conference on Malicious and Unwanted Software (Malware 2016)

October 18-21, 2016
The 11th International Conference on Malicious and Unwanted Software (Malware 2016) will be held at the at Waldorf Astoria El Conquistador Resort, Fajardo, Puerto Rico, USA on October 18-21, 2016.

www.Malwareconference.org


Malware 2016 Attendee Registration Form

(If you are an author please use this form instead.)
NOTE: At least one author per paper must register by September 8th, 2016.

Please follow these steps:

  1. Required fields are highlighted by * in this form. If a field does not apply, please enter 'none' in that field.
  2. Print and mail (or fax) the submitted registration form, along with payment (by certified check only - 10 days prior to the event).
  3. Otherwise, Submit the registration form and proceed to payment.


Malware 2016 Fee Schedule

 

Technical Session registration fees include the Malware 2016 conference, all breakfasts, lunches, "Best Paper Award" Dinner Reception & Open Bar, and one copy of the proceedings in CD-ROM format, as well as book format. 

 

Author registration deadline is September 14th , 2016. Late author registration may jeopardize publication of papers in the proceedings.

NOTE: For conference papers, one author per paper must pay the full non-student registration fee (either IEEE member fee or non-IEEE member fee), in order to partially cover the publication costs of the paper. Thus, if a student is the sole attending author for a paper, he or she cannot register at the reduced student rate. If a student and a professor will both be attending, the person paying a full registration fee should submit the author's registration, and the student should submit a non-author registration with its lower student registration fee. If the sole-attending author is a lifetime IEEE member, he or she may This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. us regarding a discount.

NOTE: Authors of multiple papers with only one attendee
If several papers are going to be presented by a single attendee, and no other authors will be attending the conference, the second and subsequent papers require a publishing fee of $120 per page ($9600 for an 8-page paper), slightly lower than full registration. If the second or other papers are over the page limit, those extra pages still require the appropriate extra page charge ($120 per page over the limit). Please note with your registration which second and third etc. papers are also covered by this registration, as well as the number of pages of each paper. Please also send an E-mail to the Registration Chair and Publications Chair describing which papers are covered under the single registration.
Example: Paper X is 8 pages, paper Y is 9 pages, and only one author will be attending. The author needs to pay one full registration ($995 IEEE member, $1095 non-IEEE) for paper X, plus a publishing cost of 8 * $120 + 1* $120(one extra page) for paper Y, for a total of $2075 IEEE member, $2175 non-IEEE.Excess page chargesThe page limit varies according to the type of paper:

  • Conference papers: 8 pages (+2 extra pages at $120 USD/page)
  • Short Papers 6 pages (+1 extra pages at $ 120 USD/page)

Note that Conference papers can have at most two extra pages.  Registration Guidelines:

  • Registration is not complete until payment has been received. (A printable form will be provided after submitting this form.)
  • A receipt will not be provided until during the conference.
  • Those attending Malware 2016 are eligible for special hotel rates at the Waldorf Astoria El Conquistador Resort, Fajardo, Puerto Rico, USA. See hotel info for details. When making your reservations by phone, please use code: MAL16 or click here to make your reservation. Instructions and directions on how to get there. REMEMBER staying at the Waldorf Astoria is not only less expensive, rate includes all expenses - taxes & gratuities, but also YOU HELP SUPPORT THE CONFERENCE.
  • Payment may be made by check, money order, Visa, Mastercard, or American Express.
  • Checks should be payable to 'Malware 2016', and must be drawn on either a U.S. bank or U.S. branch of a foreign bank.
  • Each attendee must use a separate registration form.
  • If you are not a presenting author, registration may be cancelled, but no later than September 14, 2016 and may be subject to a 20% cancellation fee. Registrants who cancel beyond this date, or fail to attend, forfeit the registration fee.
  • All Fields Highlighted by * are required fields.

 If you make an error on your first submission, then please resubmit your registration and also This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. us so that we know which record in our registration database to delete.

Registration TypeTechnical Session Fee (US Dollars)
IEEE Members $1095
Non-IEEE Members $1295
Student NON-IEEE Members $715 
Student IEEE Members $615 

The 11th International Conference on Malicious and Unwanted Software (MALCON 2016) will be held at the Waldorf Astoria El Conquistador Resort, Fajardo, Puerto Rico, USA, October 18-21st, 2016 (October 20th, 2016 - optional). The Focus of the conference this year is twofold - (1) Security architectures & reformulated solutions, and (2) The demise of traditional end-point protection. The topics are described in the paragraphs below.  click here For the CFP.

Security Architectures & Reformulated Solutions

In the past, the security protection model that most organizations applied to protect their infrastructure was simply the "Everything but the Kitchen Sink" model—meaning, add devices that protect the enterprise network perimeter (Trusted Zone), add devices that protect your mobile device, add devices that protect your data base., and on, and on.... In essence, this model simply amounted to the accumulation of security devices. Given the increased number, scope, and frequency of breaches in the last few years, it is clear that this model has failed.

In addition, the idea that cyber-attacks can be stopped at the periphery of the network has become a fool's errand. In today's circa 2020 computing environment and cyber-threat landscape, individuals as well as corporations have recognized the fact that  (i) threats are often distributed both in time and space, making detection extremely difficult, and (ii) the working assumption is not that you can prevent infections (the goal of 100% prevention is no longer practical), but rather, given that your "system" will be compromised, how quickly can you

detect the breach and how do you minimize the impact of such an event? In the future, the basis of competition for security products and services will be the  ability to provide early warnings and execute countermeasures that minimize both products vulnerability and damage from cyber-attackers. 

Security products are no longer about single or even multiple independent security devices each providing close-as-we-can-get-to-perfect standalone protection. Rather, information from all your security products and services needs to be correlated, scrutinized and transformed into 

wide-angle actionable information applicable to your specific enterprise environment.  We call this approach the “Fabric of Security” , see [Colon Osorio].This approach has led to the specification of several new (and revived) security architectures.  Some are “open” (e.g., Blue Coat Open Architecture) while others are more proprietary, such as the Security Control Framework (SCF) and SAFE architectures from Cisco

The conference organizers encourage participants to submit manuscripts evaluating alternate security architectures including analyses of their practical effectiveness when actually deployed.

The Demise of Traditional End-point Protection

The second topic that the conference will address this year,  is that of the declined importance of traditional end-point security that treat end-points as isolated and securable trusted zones. As the computer industry has evolved to a "Cloud-based Computing Model", where applications 

and data are accessible from anywhere in the world using mobile devices such as Smartphones and tablets, protecting end-point devices as well as protecting the integrity of cloud-based applications and data, and even user accounts, has become paramount. Within this context, conference organizers seek manuscripts describing and contrasting this paradigm shift; manuscripts that address security in the Cloud-based Computing Model; and manuscripts that compare and contrast the effectiveness of end-point centric protection versus cloud-based security solutions.

In addition to the above themes submissions are solicited in, but not limited to, the following areas as well:

• Combating Broad Spectrum Malware amidst changing reality of network walls and end-point trusted zones.

• Evolving nature of Cyberattacks, including advanced targeted attacks, Ransomware, crypto lockers, phishing, etc. 

• Malware and its impact in social networking and cloud computing.

• Enterprise security in the presence of BYOD devices and Smartphone malware.

• Analysis and measurements of real malware incidents, and security architectures.

• Botnet attacks, detection/tracking and defense.

• Malware economics and black market studies.

• Code reverse engineering tools and practices.

• Malware performance, analysis and capture tools

• Legal aspects of cyber security, including risk and compliance issues impacting executive decisions.

Publication

The proceedings of the conference will be published in printed and DVD form and will be included in the IEEE Xplore digital library.  In addition, the Conference’s Technical Program Committee will select one manuscript as a recipient of the “Best Paper Award”.  The Best Paper Award author, together with the authors of a few selected manuscripts from the conference, will be invited to submit an extended version to a special issue of the Journal of Computer Security.

Paper Submission Information

Papers should be submitted through EDAS system at:

https://www.edas.info

Submitted manuscripts must be 10-point font size, and should not exceed 8 single-spaced pages in length, including the abstract, figures, and references. Authors whose manuscript exceeds the 8 page limit may be allowed to include two additional pages for an extra charge. However, under no circumstances shall a submitted manuscript exceed the 10 page limit. Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. 

Additional Information

For more information on Malware 2016  or if you are interested in contributing to the organization of the conference please contact Dr. Fernando C. Colon Osorio, General Program Chair, Malware 2016 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit our web site www.malwareconference.org.  For information concerning submission of an original manuscript to the conference, please contact the Technical Program Committee Chairs (TPC), Dr. Anthony Arrott, CheckVir, USA – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and Prof. Arun Lakhotia, University of Louisiana at Lafayette - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Malware 2016 Program Committee

General Program Chair:

·   Dr. Fernando C. Colon Osorio, WSSRL and Brandeis University, USA

Technical Program Committee Co-Chairs:

·   Dr. Anthony Arrott, CheckVir, USA

·   Prof. Arun Lakhotia,  University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Technical Program Committee Members :

 

·   Mr. Dennis, Batchelder, Microsoft Corporation, USA

·   Mr. Frédéric Besson, Inria, France 

·   Dr. Guillaume Bonfante, LORIA, France

·   Prof. Richard Brooks, Clemson University, USA

·   Dr. Andreas Clementi, AV Comparatives, Germany

·   Dr. Seyit A. Camtepe, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

·   Dr. Olivier Festor, INRIA Nancy Grand-Est, France

·   Mr. Ivan Macalintal, Microsoft, USA

·   Dr. Ferenc Leitold, Veszprog, Hungary

·   Prof. Jean-Yves Marion, École des mines de Nancy, France,  

·   Prof. Todd McDonald, University of South Alabama, USA

·   Dr. Jose Andres Morales, CERT - Carnegie Mellon University, USA

·   Dr. Jose Ortiz, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, Puerto Rico

·   Prof. Golden G Richard, University of New Orleans, USA

·   Dr. Aubrey-Derrick Schmidt, T-Systems International GmbH, Germany 

·   Dr. Axel Simon, Technical University, Munich, Germany

·   Prof. Natalia Stakhanova, University of New Brunswick, CA

·   Prf. Mark Stamp - San Jose State University, USA

·   Dr. Andrew Walenstein, Blackberry, USA

·   Mr. Jeff Williams, Dell SecureWorks, USA

·   Prof. Cliff C. Zou (Changchun Zou), University Central Florida, USA

Malware 2016 Keynote, Panels & Tutorials :

 

·   Mr. Neil Rubenking, PC Magazine

 

Local Conference Chair

 

·   Prof. Jose Ortiz, Computer Science, Universidad de Puerto Rico,  USA

 

·   Mr. Javier Abreu, PRSS Developer Services Manager at Microsoft, USA

 

Submission of papers

 

Research Track

Submissions are Now Closed

Research Track Abstract Deadline

Submissions are Now Closed

Industry Track

Submissions are Now Closed

Short Paper Track

Submissions are Now Closed

Notification of Acceptance

September 1st, 2016, 23:59:59 EST

Camera ready paper:

September 8th, 2016: 23:59:59 EST

Conference dates

October 18-21st, 2016

Click Here to Submit a Manuscript

Travel Arrangements:

 

Airlines:

 

From the East Coast of the US:

 

Boston To SJU: JetBlue has three noon-stops a day ( 6:30 AM, 10:45 AM, and 11:55 PM, with a typical fare of $ 432.00 round trip

 

NYC to SJU - JetBlue has 8 non-stop flights starting a 6:30 AM, with the last flight departing at 11:35 PM with a typical fare of $ 356.00 round trip

 

Washington, DC to SJU - One daily flight non-stop with Jet Blue  at 8 AM. Cost at about $400 round trip.

 

Philadelphia to SJU - 3 Non-Stops a day with American Airlines, Cost at around $420.00 round-trip

 

From the West Coast of the US:

 

San Francisco Area to SJU - Delta or American Airlines. Several 1-stop through NYC, Dallas or Miami. Cost around $500.00 round trip.

 

Combining Your Attendance to MALCON with Virus Bulletin, October 5-7, 2016 in Denver, Colorado.

 

1. If you attend VB only, then air fare is:

Frankfurt - Denver  3 - 8 Oct

from $1083 (1 stop - Condor thru Seattle or Icelandic thru Reykjavik)

from $1644 (non-stop - United, Lufthansa)

 

2. If you combine VB with MALCON, then,

VB + MalCon conferences with weekend in Colorado Rockies

Frankfurt - Denver  3 Oct

Denver - San Juan  10 Oct

San Juan - Frankfurt 15 Oct

from $1483 (all 1 stop or less - United/American)

 

Hotel Transportation:

 

There are two Basic ways. Namely using the hotel services at around $85.00 round trip or a private taxi - at around $100 for 3-4 passengers.

11th International Conference on Malicious and Unwanted Software (Malware 2016) 

October 18-21, 2016
The 11th International Conference on Malicious and Unwanted Software (Malware 2016) will be held at the at Waldorf Astoria El Conquistador Resort, Fajardo, Puerto Rico, USA  on October 18-21, 2016.  

www.Malwareconference.org


 Malware 2016 Author Registration Form

(If you are an Attendee please use this form instead.)

NOTE: At least one author per paper must register by September 8th, 2016
Author registration entails a professional obligation to attend and present your paper at the conference.
(Note: Decision on a selected set of manuscripts in the Research Track and Industry Track  are still pending)

 Please follow these steps:

  1. Required fields are highlighted by * in this form. If a field does not apply, please enter 'none' in that field.
  2. Print and mail (or fax) the submitted registration form, along with payment (by certified check only - 10 days prior to the event). 
  3. Otherwise, Submit the registration form and proceed to payment.


Malware 2016 Fee Schedule

Technical Session registration fees include the Malware 2016 conference, all breakfasts, lunches, "Best Paper Award" Dinner Reception & Open Bar, and one copy of the proceedings in CD-ROM format, as well as book format. In addition, full registration includes a Malware 2011 3-DVD set with all presentations recorded live in Fajardo, Puerto Rico during Malware 2011, including panel sessions and keynote speakers.

 

Author registration deadline is September 8th  , 2016. Late author registration may jeopardize publication of papers in the proceedings.

Registration TypeTechnical Session Fee (US Dollars)
IEEE Members $1095 late
Non-IEEE Members $1295 late
Student NON-IEEE Members $715 late
Student IEEE Members $615 late

NOTE: For conference papers, one author per paper must pay the full non-student registration fee (either IEEE member fee or non-IEEE member fee), in order to partially cover the publication costs of the paper. Thus, if a student is the sole attending author for a paper, he or she cannot register at the reduced student rate. If a student and a professor will both be attending, the person paying a full registration fee should submit the author's registration, and the student should submit a non-author registration with its lower student registration fee. If the sole-attending author is a lifetime IEEE member, he or she may This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. us regarding a discount.

NOTE: Authors of multiple papers with only one attendee
If several papers are going to be presented by a single attendee, and no other authors will be attending the conference, the second and subsequent papers require a publishing fee of $140 per page ($1,120 for an 8-page paper), slightly lower than full registration. If the second or other papers are over the page limit, those extra pages still require the appropriate extra page charge ($160 per page over the limit). Please note with your registration which second and third etc. papers are also covered by this registration, as well as the number of pages of each paper. Please also send an E-mail to the Registration Chair and Publications Chair describing which papers are covered under the single registration.

Example: Paper X is 8 pages, paper Y is 9 pages, and only one author will be attending. The author needs to pay one full registration ($1,095 IEEE member, $1,295 non-IEEE) for paper X, plus a publishing cost of 8 * $140 + 1* $140(one extra page) for paper Y, for a total of $2,355 IEEE member, $2,555 non-IEEE.


Excess page charges

The page limit varies according to the type of paper:

  • Conference papers: 8 pages (+2 extra pages at $140 USD/page)
  • Short Papers 6 pages (+1 extra pages at $ 140 USD/page)

Note that Conference papers can have at most two extra pages.

 


Registration Guidelines:

  • Registration is not complete until payment has been received. (A printable form will be provided after submitting this form.)
  • A receipt will not be provided until during the conference.
  • Those attending Malware 2016 are eligible for special hotel rates at the  Waldorf Astoria El Conquistador Resort, Fajardo, Puerto Rico, USA. See hotel info for details. When making your reservations by phone, please use code: MAL16 or click here to make your reservation. Instructions and directions on how to get there. REMEMBER staying at the Waldorf Astoria is not only less expensive, rate includes all expenses - taxes & gratuities, but also YOU HELP SUPPORT THE CONFERENCE.
  • Payment may be made by check, money order, Visa, Mastercard, or American Express.
  • Checks should be payable to 'Malware 2016', and must be drawn on either a U.S. bank or U.S. branch of a foreign bank.
  • Each attendee must use a separate registration form.
  • If you are not a presenting author, registration may be cancelled, but no later than September 14, 2016 and may be subject to a 20% cancellation fee. Registrants who cancel beyond this date, or fail to attend, forfeit the registration fee.
  • All Fields Highlighted by * are required fields.

 

If you make an error on your first submission, then please resubmit your registration and also This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. us so that we know which record in our registration database to delete.