Many conferences out there glorify the attacker, we want a conference that glorifies us!
To mature our practice, we need to be able to share our methodologies in a systematic and consistent way.
We have many professionals in the security industry, but do not have a professional discipline. We'd like to philosophically discuss concepts in security, push them forward, and model them.
Security conferences glorify the attacker, and accept attack-oriented talks. We'd like to put defense on a pedestal and take in talks that interest us - operational talks on defense.
As a field, we need practitioners to offer implementable ideas and or reference implementations to reduce the amount of work that someone has to do to implement what they learn.
In the "Glorify the Defense" (operations) track we will have talks of interest on various investigations and case studies on the one hand, and tools and ideas used to defend our environments on the other.
The "Push the art into a science" (philosophy) track will be dedicated to working tracks, where the members introduce their own concepts, and then discuss specifics. Most importantly, finish the day with a summary that can be used to push our field into the future.
We want to get more out of ACoD:
Often, the best value we as attendees get out of a conference is personal relationships that form. We'd like to generate more of this value.
Some of us are introverts, some are shy. Regardless, it is hard to meet too many people in conferences, and see how we can help each other. We will work to address this by building more discussion into the agenda, such as networking opportunities, small working groups, and other similar ideas, into the DNA of how the conference will run.
Get to Know Our Convention!
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Art into Science Recognizes the following Code of Conduct.
Additionally, the 2019 Art into Science Draft Agenda can be found here!
Videos of our ACoD 2017, 2018 and 2019 conference presentations can be found
on our Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4EhrLEDYKuuwdTvGWVgiEQ
Our CFP is now open.
Authors, please submit your presentation on the https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/ACoD2020/ site. Please include: Authors; Talk Title; Brief Description - one or two sentences; Short Abstract - of one to two paragraphs; Suggested Track - Operations or Philosophy; and, Notes to Reviewers if needed.
Head of Program Committee
Ms. Price got her start by pioneering the first security researcher outreach program in the software industry at Microsoft in 2003. She was later a principal investigator in the Zotob criminal investigation, and analyzed APT’s at Microsoft. She then spent 4 years investigating product vulnerabilities in BlackBerry’s Security Response Team specializing in open source library vulnerabilities, followed by three years directing the efforts of crowdsourced penetration testers at Bugcrowd. In 2017 she returned to Microsoft and her passion for application security and open source security management.
Kymberlee speaks regularly on vulnerability management and product incident response best practices at conferences around the world including Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit, Black Hat, RSA, Nullcon, and Metricon. She holds dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Behavioral Psychology and Public Health Education.
We invite you to participate in Art into Science and submit a talk to one of the two conference tracks.
We’d like to put defense on a pedestal and take in talks that interest us – operational talks on defense. As a field, we need practitioners to offer implementable ideas and or reference implementations to reduce the amount of work that someone has to do to implement what they learn.
Topics of interest include:
+ Threat Intelligence
+ Attack Profiles
+ Detection Systems
+ Case Studies, Tools, and Techniques
+ Insider Threat
+ User Behavior Analytics
+ Fraud Mitigation
+ Operationalizing Security
+ Scalable Security Engineering
+ Security Response
Audience: Please think of the audience as your peers, experts in their field, who have been punching miscreants and building defense systems for at least 15 years. We are looking to see what you do, how you do it, and how others can replicate or further advance your efforts. While new material is preferred, we are very happy to see your implementation, research, investigations, and use cases, even if others have done it before, just please do not give an introductory talk.
Philosophical/Art into Science Track:
The Philosophy Track for Art Into Science is unlike most other conferences in that there is a high degree of interaction expected among speakers and attendees. In fact, one of the expected outputs are documents with authorship credit that include attendees that contributed during the conference.
To this end, the CFP for the Philosophy Track encourages submitters to consider the following to increase your chances of getting your submission accepted:
1. Build upon other talks given in previous years
2. Create space/opportunities for attendees to contribute to your topic
3. Orient towards a “Guide-on-the-Side” style talk over “Sage-on-the-Stage”
You can review some of the past talks and topics on our YouTube channel.
This track will run the full duration of the convention, from Jan. 14th to 16th. This track will dismiss at 12:00 PM the 16th.
Speakers: Speakers are strongly encouraged to stay through the week to facilitate discussions on their topic.
Audience: Please think of yourselves as contributors having something to offer but needing a venue and structure to facilitate your ability to express your thoughts and experience. The speakers aren’t the only ones with content. We are looking for your thinking on how we can build what we already know into a discipline or to learn of something new which we haven’t heard before.
Previous documents that were created by attendees include the following:
– Professionalization Framework: http://bit.ly/acod-prof
– Product Testing Framework: http://bit.ly/acod-tef
– Hazard Assessment Framework / Forecasting Framework: http://bit.ly/acod-hazard
– Near Misses: http://bit.ly/acod-near-miss
Discussion needs to be of a nature that:
But most importantly:
Here are some of the convention logistics for giving a talk:
ACoD will invite select speakers who, in our opinion, gave talks or wrote papers that defined our field, so that we can learn from their experience, as well as record them for posterity. Please submit ideas for who to invite, with contact details, if you have them, to: [email protected]
We especially encourage women and members of other diverse groups to submit a talk and attend the conference.
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Online CFP Submissions for the 2020 convention are now Open. CFP responses can be submitted online using our https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/ACoD2020/ site. Please include: Authors; Talk Title; Brief Description – one or two sentences; Abstract – of one to two paragraphs; and, Notes to reviewers if needed..
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Online CFP Submissions for the 2020 convention are now Open. Please use https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/ACoD2020/ for submissions. Please include: Authors; Talk Title; Brief Description - one or two sentences; Abstract - of one to two paragraphs; and Notes to reviewers if needed.
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