First AMSEC Workshop: Security in Diversity

The First AMSEC workshop featured a keynote, research talks from all the participating organisations, much discussion and a lively panel.

Date : May 15, 2019

Time : 13:00-17:00

Place : HG-08A00 (VU Campus)

The first AMSec workshop on May 15, 2019 featured presentations from the various disciplines, accessible to a wide audience, as well as a keynote by Michel van Eeten, professor of Governance of Cybersecurity at TU Delft and member of Cyber Security Council for the Netherlands.

Workshop Program

13:00-13:15 Introduction to AMSec

13:15-14:00 Keynote: Michel van Eeten

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14:15-14:35 Drink from the fire hose: how your CPU shouts out your deepest secrets
Speaker Kaveh Razavi, VUSec, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Abstract This talk will introduce the recently disclosed RIDL vulnerability in Intel processors in a manner that is understandable to everyone. RIDL allows attackers to leak sensitive data (such as files containing password information) across any security boundary.

14:35-14:55 Exploring the social dimension of cybercriminal networks.

Speaker Rutger Leukfeldt, NSCR

Abstract We analysed 40 cybercriminal networks that were involved in phishing, banking malware and hacking to see if they could be labelled loners, colleagues, peers, teams, or formal organizations. In contrast with prior research, the majority of our cases can be labelled a team or a formal organization.

14:55-15:15 Lattice-based cryptography: Standardization and security estimation

Speaker Leo Ducas, CWI

Abstract In this talk, I will present the status of the ongoing standardization process for quantum-safe cryptography, highlight some lattice base candidates, and discuss advances in their cryptanalysis.

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15:30-15:50 Law and cybersecurity

Speaker Anne de Hingh, VU-Centre for Law and Internet

Abstract Breaking security is both prohibited (e.g. hacking) and allowed (police, intelligence agencies). The law is still struggling with designing the right framework in the area of cybercrime, -security, -war. Some issues are enforcement and attribution.

15:50-16:10 SarNet: Autonomous Response Network

Speaker Ralph Koning, SNE, UvA

Abstract Self defending systems or networks can offload security teams and enable them to focus on new and pressing threats. This talk will cover such systems in the context of the SARNET (Secure Autonomous Response NETworks) project: the experimentation environment, a method for evaluating defense performance, and how we orchestrate defenses in single networks and in collaborations of multiple network domains.

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16:30-17:15 Panel

  • Jos Baeten (CWI)
  • Jaya Baloo (KPN)
  • Marc Witteman (Riscure)
  • Joshua Serrao (City of Amsterdam)

17:15-18:00 Drinks

Information about speakers and panellists

Keynote speaker

Michel van Eeten « HITBSecConf2018 – Amsterdam
Michel van Eeten is professor at Delft University of Technology. He studies the interplay between technological design and economic incentives in cybersecurity. His team analyses large-scale Internet measurement and incident data to identify how the markets for Internet services deal with security risks. He is also a member of the Cyber Security Council, an advisory body of the Dutch government.


Cyberinsecurity | NRC Live

Jaya Baloo is Chief Information Security Officer at KPN Telecom.

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor marc witteman riscure

Marc Witteman is CEO at Riscure

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor !g joshua serrao

Joshua Serrao is Innovation Officer & Smart City Liaison at Chief Technology Office, City of Amsterdam

Jos Baeten is General Director of CWI, Amsterdam

Research talks

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor kaveh razavi

Kaveh Razavi is assistant professor at VUSec (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

dr. Rutger Leukfeldt, Author at NSCR

Rutger Leukfeldt is senior researcher Cybercrime at the NSCR and lector Cybersecurity and SMEs at The Hague University of Applied Sciences.

Leo Ducas is researcher in the Crypto group at  CWI

Anne de Hingh is researcher in the Internet Law group within the faculty of Law at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor ralph koning

Ralph Koning is PhD student in the System and Network Engineering research group of the University of Amsterdam