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SECURE 2012 – Call for Speakers

Secure 2011Although Anonymous attacks on the Polish government (and others as well) have been the dominating topic of IT security news in Poland for quite some time, hacktivism is not likely to be the only highlight of this year’s SECURE Conference. While security researchers, CERTs and law enforcement are becoming increasingly more efficient in taking down botnets and mitigating financial frauds, miscreants are not idling. They continue to develop and improve their techniques as proved by peer-to-peer mechanisms used in new variants of Zeus. Mobile devices are also becoming a more frequent target than before. The goal of the SECURE Conference is, as always, to gather reliable information about everything that is actually current and meaningful in IT security. We always value input of experts and practicioners with first-hand experience. If you are one of them, this invitation is for you. Conference website:

This year SECURE will continue as an international conference, with a high professional level and current topics ensured by CERT Polska – the incident response team within Research and Academic Network NASK in Poland. SECURE is dedicated entirely to IT security and addressed to the administrators, security team members and practitioners in this field. Particular emphasis is on practical solutions, latest trends in countering threats as well as important legal issues. Participants have an opportunity to gain the latest knowledge, improve their qualifications and exchange experience with experts.

SECURE 2012 will be held on October 23-24 at Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw, Poland, focused around four main tracks:

  • technical – practical aspects of implementation and integration of security solutions
  • organisational – new trends in attacks, threats and their mitigation
  • legal
  • Security 101 – a chance to gain or fill gaps in IT security basics


We are looking for speakers willing to deliver a talk covering one or more of the following subjects:

  • malware analysis, including viruses, worms and botnets
  • monitoring of network threats
  • intrusion detection
  • innovatory honeypot and sandbox applications
  • security of smartphones and other mobile systems
  • security events visualisation
  • Advanced Persistent Threat attacks
  • cloud security
  • security of IPv6
  • VoIP security
  • security of SCADA systems and control networks
  • early warning systems
  • incident handling
  • standards for security incident data exchange
  • DDoS attacks and their mitigaion
  • evaluation of efficiency of known tools in new attack scenarios
  • open source security tools
  • protection of online identity
  • threats from user-generated content
  • steganography in telecommunication networks
  • human factor in computer and network security
  • Polish and European law in regards to computer and information security
  • law enforcement tasks in regards to computer and information security
  • research projects in the area of computer and information security
  • international cooperation in the area of computer and information security
  • public-private partnership in the area of computer and information security

Important facts

  • proposals for presentations should be submitted via email to [email protected] and should include the title of presentation, its abstract and short bio of the author, mentioning former conference talks where applicable
  • time for presentation: 45 minutes, including q&a
  • commercial presentations will not be accepted
  • all materials should be submitted in one of the following formats: OpenOffice, Microsoft Office, PDF
  • slides of presentations will be made available to all participants in an electronic version unless strictly prohibited by the speaker
  • authors of accepted proposals will receive full conference package (workshops not inclusive), but they are responsible for their travel and accomodation
Important dates

  • Proposals submission until: June 4, 2012
  • Acceptance notice by: July 2, 2012
  • Presentation submission by: October 8, 2012


Experts and companies are welcome to send proposals of workshops for SECURE Hands-on taking place on October 22, 2012. The workshops should be planned for approximately 7 hours in hands-on formula. Proposals must be submitted no later than May 7, 2012. Specific terms will be negotiated individually with selected authors.


We encourage participants of SECURE to share their thoughts. One of the conference blocks will include lightning talks, allowing everyone to talk briefly about their projects, works, ideas or problems. Everything goes, as long as it touches IT security.

Important facts about lightning talks:

  • maximum time for a talk is 5 minutes and total time for all talks will be limited
  • application for a lightning talk can be submitted at any time after you have registered for the conference; this can be done early, by sending an email to: [email protected], or during the conference
  • the organisers reserve the right to accept or refuse any lightning talk application