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Cyber-attacks, i.e., the disruption of the normal functioning of computers and the loss of private information through malicious network events, are becoming widespread. Cyber-defence strategies (like deception and intrusion detection systems), game-theoretic and machine-learning tools and techniques, and an understanding of adversarial cognition are promising interventions to secure networks from cyber-attacks. However, currently little is known on how different cyber-defence strategies, game-theoretic and machine-learning tools and techniques, and understanding of adversarial decision-making process would enable a reduction in cyber-attacks. This workshop aims to involve government officials, industry practitioners, and academia in understanding adversarial cognition, cyber-defence strategies, and game-theoretic and machine-learning tools and techniques towards cybersecurity. In particular, the workshop will involve a discussion on adversarial cognition (one adversary versus several adversaries), cyber-defence strategies like the use of deception and intrusion detection systems, and game-theoretic and machine-learning tools and techniques for countering cyber-attacks.
To discuss the influence of adversarial cognition on the decision-making of adversaries as single individuals and as teams of individuals. Under this objective, the workshop will cover research that discusses adversarial mental models, the influence of recent and frequent experiences on adversarial decisions, and adversarial strategies for waging cyber-attacks.
To discuss the prevalence of several cyber-defence strategies. Under this objective, the workshop will cover research that discusses the use of honeypots (deception), intrusion detection systems, and other approaches for monitoring suspicious network-related activities. In particular, research would cover the influence of availability and accuracy of IDSs as well as the timing and amount of deception via honeypots in different sized networks.
To discuss the use of game-theoretic and machine-learning tools and techniques in cybersecurity research. Under this objective, it is proposed to discuss different cybersecurity games that allow researchers to compute optimal Nash actions and deviations from adversary actions from Nash actions. It is also proposed to study how cognitive, machine-learning, and deep-learning models can be used to model decisions of adversaries and network events.
To impart knowledge and experience-sharing about the cognitive and social aspects involved in the cyber-attacks and cyber-defence.
09:00 - 09:30 Opening address by Dr. Varun Dutt, School of Computing and Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Mandi.
09:30 - 10:00 Research talk by Dr. Vassil Vassilev, Head of the Cyber Security Research Centre, London Metropolitan University.
10:00 - 10:30 Research Talk by Prof. Karim Ouazzane, Director of Research and Enterprise and Founder of the Cyber Security Centre.
10:30 - 11:00 Research Talk by Dr. Varun Dutt, School of Computing and Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Mandi.
11:00 - 11:15 Break.
11:15 - 11:45 Research Talk by Dr. Cyril Onwubiko, Chair, Cyber Security Intelligence, Center for Multidisciplinary Research, Innovation and Collaboration (C-MRiC).
11:45 - 12:45 Student Presentations Session #1
12:45 - 13:15 Research Talk by Dr. Sushil Chandra, Scientist ‘G’ & HOD, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences, Defence R&D Organization, India.
13:15 - 14:00 Lunch break.
14:00 - 14:30 Research Talk by Dr. Shahram Salek Zamankhani, Deputy Head of Infrastructure and Training, Cyber Security Research Centre, London Metropolitan University.
14:30 - 15:00 Research Talk by Dr. Jason Nurse, Assistant Professor, University of Kent, UK
15:00 - 15:30 Research Talk by Dr. Palvi Aggarwal, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dynamic Decision-Making Laboratory, Carnegie Mellon University (Through Skype).
15:30 - 16:30 Student Presentations #2.
09:00 - 09:30 Research Talk by Dr. Dileep A.D., School of Computing and Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Mandi.
09:30 - 10:00 Research Talk by Dr. Pierangelo Rosati, Assistant Professor in Business Analytics, DCU Business School; Co-Deputy Director, The Irish Institute of Digital Business, Ireland.
10:00 - 10:30 Research Talk by Dr. Frank Wang, Professor, School of Computing, University of Kent.
10:30 - 11:00 Research Talk by Rakesh Kumar Seghal, Deputy Director, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, India.
11:00 - 11:15 Break.
11:15 - 11:45 Research Talk by Zahid Maqbool, School of Computing and Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Mandi.
11:45 - 12:15 Research Talk by Dr Ruth Ikwu, Senior Research Associate, Center for Cyber Security Excellence, Social Data Science Lab, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK.
12:15 - 12:45 Valedictory Program.
Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, Kamand, HP, India - 175075
London Metropolitan University, London, United Kingdom - N7 8DB