Monday, October 25, 2010

What does CCD COE do?

I get this question a lot.

Well, while there are a lot of things that will not make it into limelight, our people do publish some of the work in public academic conferences and journals.

CFP: International Conference on Cyber Conflict

Finally, the CFP for our own conference is out. The International Conference on Cyber Conflict is the third conference in the series organized by CCD COE. This year, we also have IEEE as a co-sponsor. The conference will take place 07-10 June 2011 in Tallinn, Estonia.

As for the CFP [pdf]:

In 2011 the conference will focus on the combination of defensive and offensive aspects of Cyber Forces and will combine different views on cyber defense and operations in the current and envisaged threat environments. All this shall not be limited to military perspective.

Legal, strategic and technical submissions are welcome on equal grounds.

Researchers and practicians are encouraged to submit papers covering novel and scientifically significant practical works related to 2011’s topics via our web portal. Accepted papers - after passing the peer-review - will be published in the conference proceedings provided in hard cover and digitally though IEEE Xplore.

Paper submission deadline is 20 JAN 2011.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Article in FutureGov Magazine

I recently wrote an article for FutureGov Magazine about the events in Estonia in 2007. Although my intent was to tone down the hype surrounding the incident, the final "independent" editing process managed to come up with a intro paragraph about "cyber war", even though I had specifically avoided this term in the article itself. I guess that is the risk one takes with media.

The article is available in the August-September issue [large pdf!], on pages 70-72.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Hacker Halted in Miami

I have been in Miami this week, attending the Hacker Halted Conference. Among the workshops that closed the conference today was the Cyber Security Forum Initiative (CSFI) event, where I got to speak about my research (Volunteers in Cyber Conflicts) next to some other interesting characters, like Roger Kuhn and Jeff Bardin. The talk went well, which is a good thing as it is based on an early prototype of my upcoming PhD thesis.

Update: Paul de Souza's post on the CSFI workshop