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Call for papers FIRST Brisbane June 1999
From: Teun.Nijssen () KUB NL (teun, Tilburg University)
Date: Tue, 6 Oct 1998 10:29:13 MET


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*        FORUM OF INCIDENT RESPONSE AND SECURITY TEAMS       *
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* 11th Annual Computer Security Incident Handling Conference *
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*                Brisbane(**) , Australia                    *
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*        Sunday June 13, 1999  -  Friday June 18, 1999       *
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C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S

Submission Deadline:  November 1, 1998

"Computer Security Incident Response in the 21st century -
how will the Internet survive the growing security threat?"


The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) was formed in
November 1990 to address the problem of an ever increasing number of
computer and network security related incidents, affecting thousands of
systems around the world. The Forum is made up of government, private
and academic Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs) from
around the globe. Its primary goal is to coordinate the efforts of its
members in order to increase both their individual and collective
effectiveness.

The annual Incident Handling Conference is part of FIRST's ongoing
educational program, which is aimed at increasing the general awareness
of security issues and improving expertise when handling computer
security incidents.

Until recently the Internet was mainly a technical toy for a minority
of people in the Western countries. Security threats were awkward to
deal with, but their consequences fairly modest.

This is changing dramatically and the turn of the millennium well marks
this shift, or as some visionaries like to name it: revolution.

It is not just the technical wizards anymore. The Internet is used for
literally all sorts of communication, ranging from love letters to
transfer of medical, economical, military and political data.

It is not a toy anymore. The Internet serves a wide community of
professionals, depending on it for their work.

It is not just for a minority anymore. The Internet is starting to be
adopted by the whole of society, starting at the age of four.

It's not exclusive for the Western world anymore. The number of
countries without any Internet connection is rapidly decreasing. People
from cultures, religions, races and beliefs all over the world join the
Internet to communicate.

In the 21st century an Internet meltdown might well cause Wall Street
to crash. Internet attacks will be a critical danger to companies,
hospitals, armies and governments - (inter)national risks even.

This increase in potential damage is not equaled by an increase in
network and system security. On the contrary, due to an ever increasing
complexity of software and a burst in the number of applications and
interconnections, the state of security is worse than ever before.

Is the Computer Security Incident Response (CSIR) community reacting to
this threat and adapting to the situation - or is its existence tied to
the nineties and is it unable to adapt?

The conference does not aim at providing a fixed answer to this
question - what it sets out to achieve is to outline the way the CSIR
community is adapting itself to the 3rd millennium, in order to remain
able to help contain the security risk.


Who should attend and why?
__________________________

All those responsible for any aspect of computer security management
will benefit from attending this conference. This includes both members
and non-members of FIRST, law enforcement officials, computer security
incident response teams, as well as consultants, contractors, vendors
and individuals involved in the use, maintenance or planning of
computer systems.

The FIRST Conference is a unique opportunity for those involved in
computer security to get together and discuss all aspects of the
subject. The conference will provide the opportunity to listen to
experts in the fields of computer security incident response and
vulnerability analysis. They will share their valuable expertise by
speaking about their experience in dealing successfully with the
coordination of incidents traversing international boundaries,
highlighting particular problems where appropriate. There will also be
the opportunity to hear how other organizations have addressed some
popular problems related to building protection infrastructures such as
security policies, firewalls, net wide antivirus or intrusion detection
systems etcetera. The emphasis of the conference is on practice and
experience as opposed to experiment and prototype.

There is no other conference dedicated to these topics in the world.


CALL FOR PAPERS:
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The above is not going to happen without experts sharing their
thoughts, ideas and lessons learned.

You are therefore much encouraged to react to this call and provide the
outline of a paper or tutorial, or propose a workshop.

You don't have to be sure or even aware of all details now: in the
first stage, only an abstract is required.


Important dates:
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Abstract/proposals/biographies due:   November  1, 1998
Authors notified:                     December 15, 1998
Full materials for proceedings due:   February 15, 1999


Format of the conference:
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The first day is allocated for parallel tutorial style presentations.
The remaining four days will consist of conference paper and conference
style presentations, as well as FIRST business sessions. One evening is
allocated for participants to hold events devoted to subjects of
particular interest ("birds of a feather" sessions).

All events will be selected to further the objectives of FIRST and its
members. Contributions should follow the following guidelines:

Tutorials:      Half or full day tutorial proposals will be considered.

Papers:         Written papers may be as long as desired, but
                presentations must be limited to 30 minutes.

Workshop:       These informal sessions should either follow a more
                "hands-on" approach or provide for a high degree of
                audience participation. They should be tailored to
                address specific issues and should be from 60 to 90
                minutes in duration. Panel sessions on a particular
                topic are acceptable.


Example topics:
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The Program committee is looking for papers/tutorials/workshops
describing real experiences as well as original works on topics as (in
random order; other topics may be proposed):

* security policy writing
* international legal issues
* liability issues
* competition, espionage
* risk analysis
* legal and administrative issues in incident handling
* vulnerability analysis and advisory process
* coordinating international incidents
* building perimeter defense infrastructure
* building security infrastructures against internal attacks
* Windows NT security
* incident handling in a truly global Internet society
* experiences with commercial tools such as firewalls, IDS, scanners
* how to protect an incident response team site
* experiences with secure operating systems
* interviewing/hiring incident response team staff
* experiences with virus/antivirus
* programming securely
* experience with authentication systems
* intrusion detection, response and analysis
* experience with Public Key infrastructures
* secure network administration
* Java/ActiveX security
* proactive tools
* statistics and workflowmanagement tools
* the changing nature of the "hack"
* Internet service providers and security
* vendor session
* collecting evidence
* Y2K issues
* team or service certification


Submission information:
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Submissions should include an abstract, proposed length and single page
of notes describing the content and style of the presentation. Special
audio/visual requirements (other than one microphone and one overhead
projector) should be described. Panel session proposals should include
a list of panelists who have agreed to participate, including at least
their names, e-mail addresses and affiliation. Submissions should
be sent to the contact address given at the end of this document. The
preferred submission mechanism is via electronic mail in ASCII, HTML
or PostScript formats. Submissions via Facsimile transmission or the
postal service will, however, be accepted. Submissions must be received
November 1, 1998. Submissions received after this date may
not be considered for inclusion in the program.

Please use the appended form for your submissions.

Authors will be notified around December 15, 1998 of the status of
their presentation (accepted/stand-by/rejected). The final version of
the material used for the presentation (overheads, papers, slides) must
be delivered to the organizers before February 15, 1999 for inclusion
in the proceedings.


E-mail:
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Please use the e-mail address  first-pc99 () first org  for submissions
or questions regarding this Call for Papers.


WWW:
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The Conference WWW page is accessible from the FIRST webserver:

        http://www.first.org/conference/1999/


Program Committee:
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 Wolfgang Ley                DFN-CERT
 Sandy Sparks                CIAC
 Wietse Venema
 Sharon Sandstrom            GEIS
 Jed Pickel                  CERT/CC
 Mats Skoogsberg             TELIA
 Ruben Martinez              CERT REDIRIS
 Peter Bivesand              Linkopings Universitet
 Troy Bollinger              IBM
 Fran Nielsen                NIST
 Walter Belgers              Origin
 Hironobu Suzuki
 Danny Smith                 SUN Microsystems
 Klaus-Peter Kossakowski     SECUNET
 Danilo Bruschi (vice chair) CERT-IT
 Don Stikvoort (chair)       M&I/STELVIO


(**) Planned conference location:
     ____________________________

Brisbane, Australia,

in the process of formalizing contracts.


Dates:
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All dates below A.D. 1999 :

Sunday June 13      - registration and welcome reception;
Monday June 14      - tutorials (parallel streams);
Tuesday June 15 to
Friday June 18      - conference.


Planned conference host:
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The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia,

in the process of formalizing contracts.


The conference is sponsored by  First.Org Inc.


Contact information:
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E-mail:                 first-pc99 () first org

Postal Address:         Attn: FIRST 1999 PC
                              P/a M&I/STELVIO
                              P.O. Box 1179
                              NL - 3818 NN Amersfoort
                              The Netherlands

Facsimile:              +31 334 220 341
                        subject: FIRST 1999 PC


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ABSTRACT / PROPOSAL  SUBMISSION SHEET

FIRST 1999


 Name    __________________________________________________________

 Address __________________________________________________________
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 Phone   ____________________           Fax _______________________

 E-mail  ____________________           URL _______________________

 Title of Presentation ____________________________________________

 Presentation Type ( please tick one )
        ( ) Paper               ( ) Half-day Tutorial
        ( ) Workshop            ( ) Full-day Tutorial
        ( ) Panel

 Presentation Length (in minutes, excluding breaks)  ______

 Presentation media requirements
 (other than one overhead projector and a microphone) :
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 FIRST is granted a non exclusive right to copy and redistribute
 conference material including the submissions of the author(s). This
 includes potential distribution on a conference CD and/or the FIRST
 website.

 Brief biography (50-75 words) - for each author/panelist :        (*)
 _____________________________________________________________________
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 (*) If accepted abstract and biography/biographies will be
     included in the conference proceedings.


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