Video Presentation

Pedophile hunting and scambaiting

Tom Sorell from Warwick University Presentation from the CICC 2017-2018 Scientific Launch on the Subject of ‘Watchful Citizens:Policing from Below and Digital Vigilantism held the 2nd and 3rd November 2017 at the Université de Montreal. A comparison of vigilante activities directed at different criminal groups.  What are the differences between “pedophile hunting” and “scam baiting”? …

Science, Security, and the Elusive Goal of Security as a Scientific Pursuit

Cormac Herley presents work done with Paul van Oorshot on some historic ideas that might help us work towards a common science for information security.  This is something that we all need in order to progress the field. “Claims that uniques aspects of security exempt it from a scientific approach are unhelpful.”  There has been …

Cybersecurity Career Development Presentations

The IISP (Institute of Information Security Professionals) and our friends the Cyberacademy at Napier College, Edinburgh, Scotland recently (2017/11/23) held an event for those looking to start or continue a career in cybersecurity.   The event had a number of great presenters and fortunately for us was streamed to youtube. The full video is over 5 …

Do I know you? Evaluating Human-Human Authentication via Conversational Interfaces

Nour Dabbour from Carleton University presented a 2 minute rapid-fire of her poster at the SERENE-RISC workshop October, 2017. Rapid fire presentations are limited to 2 minutes and 1 slide. Nour was voted as the winner of the student poster presentations at this event by the SERENE-RISC membership in attendance.   Do I know you? …

Collaboration toward a knowledge engineering model for cyber risk assessment

Presented at the SERENE-RISC Workshop October 2017.  Joseph Mudge Co-operators  General Insurance Company Collaboration toward a knowledge engineering model for cyber risk assessment Collaboration among cyber risk experts is important for a robust Canadian cybersecurity posture. Although data sharing agreements are an important way that organizations can collaborate toward improving cybersecurity, there are sometimes barriers to …

Formal Approaches for Automated Security Evaluation

Presented at the SERENE-RISC Workshop October 2017 Jason Jaskolka Carleton University Many of today’s most critical systems such as those found in the transportation, financial, medical, communications, and national defense domains are becoming more complex and interconnected. Because of this, there is an increasingly critical need for ensuring the security of these systems and the …

SERENE-RISC Reports

  Presented at the SERENE-RISC Workshop, October 2017. Scientific Director Benoît Dupont reports on SERENE-RISC activities for the past 4 years of cybersecurity knowledge mobilization in Canada and provides insight on what we have planned for the future. SERENE-RISC has surpassed expectations due to the support of our network members to provide innovative resources and …

Pierre-Luc Vaudry – Feeding the Machine: Data Collection and Other Challenges of Machine Learning for Spam Detection

Presented at the SERENE-RISC Workshop, 2017 October Spam detection software can use both handcrafted rules and machine learning techniques. At ZEROSPAM we are aiming at reducing the need to create or edit rules manually to adapt to constantly evolving email-borne threats. At the same time, the performance of our machine learning tools could be improved …

Adrian Taylor – Detecting anomalies on the automotive control bus with machine learning

Presented at the SERENE-RISC Workshop, 2017 October.  Detecting anomalies on the automotive control bus with machine learning. Cars are vulnerable to hacking. While automotive cyber attacks are not yet a widespread threat, learning how to detect them will be an important part of future countermeasures. Attacks must be crafted for specific models, so attack detectors must …