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workshop is inspired by existing work on the study of software design
patterns and a vision of applying them to cybersecurity. There is
widespread research in design patterns as representations of solutions
to recurring design problems, including a growing body of knowledge of
security patterns in designing and implementing robust defensive
controls. Patterns also help us analyse security incidents, with
possible adversarial behaviour modelled by attack patterns. There is
significant interest on classifying incidents with attack patterns, as
with the substantial catalogue in the CAPEC taxonomy. The emergence of
patterns in modelling organisations and digital forensics could also be
significant. Patterns are also important in pattern-matching algorithms
widely used for detecting and responding to malicious activities.
aim of the workshop is to explore commonalities and differences between
the notions and uses of patterns in these various fields and to
conceptualise them in a unified framework, in order to help put
cybersecurity on a firmer theoretical foundation and provide aid in
engineering secure systems. It will bring together interested parties
from academia, industry and government to discuss issues of common
interest to help bridge the gap between theory and practice.
The details and
proceedings for the 1st Cyberpatterns workshop can be found at http://tech.brookes.ac.uk/CyberPatterns2012.
- 3 April 2013: Submission website
is now open.
- 16 May, 2013: Amnon Eden
(Essex) has agreed to give a keynote
talk called 'Security Pattern Assurance through Round-trip
Engineering'. He is an inventor of Codecharts that are used to create visual
representations of software systems that can be formally verified. He
also co-wrote the Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy entry on ‘The
philosophy of computer science’.
- 16 May, 2013: Adam Beautement (UCL) has agreed to give an invited
talk on ‘Utilising Human Factors in the Science of Security'. UCL lead and
coordinate the Science of Cyber Security Research Institute that has
acquired £3.8 million of government funding.
- 16 May, 2013: The proceedings
from the first workshop are planned to be published by Springer
in their SpringerBriefs in Computer Science series.
- 23 May, 2013: We have
announced a two page Call
with deadline 16 June, 2013. We anticipate that the abstracts can be
extended into full papers after the workshop for inclusion in the
proceedings by a respected publisher
- 24 June 2013: We have selected papers for presentation at the workshop and notified the authors of our decision
- 25 June 2013: We have published the provisional timetable
- 6 July 2013: We have published the draft proceedings
- 20 July 2013: We have published the keynote slides on the program page
- 20 July 2013: We have published the final proceedings
- 1 November 2013:The 3rd Cyberpatterns Workshop site is now open
- 14 November 2013:The proceedings of the 1st Cyberpatterns workshop are due for publication by Springer in early 2014