Back to Basics: Fighting the Evolving Cyber Criminal

Cyber criminals are constantly evolving their approaches. They have moved from ransomware attacks to IoT botnet attacks, from bank heists to cyber espionage APT, and from malvertising attacks to deceptive social engineering attacks. AVs have responded with machine learning, eradication, disruption, orchestrated defenses, threat intelligence sharing, and criminal engagement.

We want this conference to explore how the AV industry can leverage its strengths, orchestrate its expertise, and embrace innovative approaches to continuously fight and win against evolving threats. We are calling for papers that discuss how we are (or should be) evolving our tools, techniques, and practices to win, to better safeguard PCs, mobile devices, servers, endpoints, and networks .

Topics can include:

  • How machine learning and AI enhance security
  • Automated malware analysis
  • Endpoint detection and response
  • Ransomware
  • IoT security
  • Rootkit
  • Mobile security
  • APT
  • NGAV
  • Honeypot
  • Cybercrime monetization ecosystem and black market
  • Threat intelligence sharing
  • Adaptive defense
  • Relevant case studies

We welcome and encourage wide-ranging topics, covering all domains of cyber security. Any topic relevant to “Going Back to Basics: Fighting the Evolving Cyber Criminal” will be considered. However, we are not looking for sales pitches and marketing papers, but papers that inform, engage, or inspire our industry in its fight against malware and evolving cybercrime!

Presentation time slots can be 30 or 45 minutes and each presentation is limited to a maximum of two speakers on stage.

Submission Details

Abstracts should be between 300 and 500 words in length and detailed enough to judge the content of the final presentation. Abstracts must be in English. Along with the abstract submission, please include your name, title, company/organization, contact information, and whether your presentation is 45 minutes or 30 minutes.

Submissions can be sent to

We have received more than 50 great speech proposals. We are still looking for Last-Minute Papers to reflect the latest research and findings on security events and cyber security. The deadline to submit Last-Minute Paper is November 7th, 2017.

Waived Registration Fees

For each selected presentation, the registration fee will be waived for the first listed speaker. Or each of the first listed speaker and second listed speaker will receive a 50% reduction on the registration fee.