Deception, Digital Forensics, and Malware Minitrack

This minitrack will bring together papers from academia and practitioners that address current directions in deception, malware, and digital forensics. Digital forensics involves the exploration and investigation of digital media with the objective of finding evidence. Malware is software intended to damage a computer, mobile device, computer system, or computer network, or to take partial control over its operation. Deception includes technologies that hide their true identity or mission. These three topics are closely related as digital forensics techniques can be used to identify deception in technologies, malware can use deception to disguise what it is doing, digital forensics techniques can be used to identify the “real story” about what has occurred or will occur, digital forensic tools can use deception to “hide” what they are really doing, and attackers can use deception to hide from digital forensics tools.

We solicit papers in the following areas:

  • Deception (phishing, honeynet technologies, etc.),
  • Malware (reverse engineering, sandboxes, obfuscation, static and dynamic analysis, behavioral signatures, etc.)
  • Digital Forensics (tools, techniques, education, research, practice, etc.).
  • Papers that are “forward thinking” and identify approaches to solving the digital forensics challenges of the future.

Minitrack Co-Chairs:

Kara Nance (Primary Contact)
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Email: klnance@alaska.edu

Matt Bishop
University of California, Davis
Email: bishop@cs.ucdavis.edu

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