Cyber Security 2018

June 11-12, 2018, Scotland, UK


Theme: Security, Safety and Survivability in an era of constant, contemporary and complex Physical and Cyber Attacks.


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Call for Papers

IEEE is the Technical Co-Sponsor (TCS) of the International Conference on Cyber Security and Protection of Digital Services (Cyber Security 2018), an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of Cyber Security, information security, network security, application security and business transformation of digital services, and the protection of public digital services, especially high value bearing online services.

The aim of the Cyber Security 2018 is to encourage participation and promotion of collaborative scientific, industrial and academic inter-workings among individual researchers, practitioners, members of existing associations, academia, standardisation bodies, and including government departments and agencies. The purpose is to build bridges between academia and industry, and to encourage interplay of different culture.

Cyber Security 2018 invites researchers and industry practitioners to submit papers that encompass principles, analysis, design, methods and applications. All submitted papers are independently peer-reviewed.

The conference proceedings will be submittedfor consideration for publishing and listing on the following bibliographic indexes: IEEE Computer Society Digital Library, IEEE Xplore Digital Library, DBLP Computer Science, Scopus, CiteSeerX, Computer Science Index, EI Compendex, Academic Search Complete, CiteULike, Google Scholar & Microsoft Academic Search.

The organisers will accept registration of up to 5 IEEE UK&I Student and YP Members at 75% discounted rate, and will offer up to 20% registration discounts for all IEEE, BCS, IET & IISP members.


Cyber Security 2018 is co-located with other conferences as part of Cyber Science 2018.

  • Posters will be presented during the conference.
  • Industry track is available for discussing and publishing pilot and proof of concepts.
  • Work in Progress track is available for preliminary work.
  • Research Ideas track is available for ideas in early stages assessment.
  • PhD Seminar track is available for discussing and publishing early PhD thesis research.

Paper Submission

The deadline for all paper submissions, that is, both full papers and extended abstracts for Poster, WIP, PoC, Research Idea and PhD Seminar presentations is 26th January 2018.

All Industry track, Work in Progress track, Research Ideas track and PhD Seminar track will be published in the conference proceedings. Interested participants, please submit your proposal using the online submission system hosted by Easychair Conference Portal.

Full paper submission should be via Easychair Conference Portal.


Online Submission

The online submission process is now open!

Please prepare your paper according to the formatting guidelines (Word document/PDF template/LaTeX). Please also find here the copyright-form, which must be completed for all accepted papers.

Authors must use the online submission systems hosted by EasyChair Conference System to submit their papers. If you don’t have an EasyChair account you will need to create one and then login in order to submit your papers. Please read the Submission Instructions before submitting your work in the system.

Submission Instructions

Both long (8 pages max., roughly 8,000 words) and short (4 pages max., roughly 4,000 words) paper submissions should be written in English and be submitted electronically via the EasyChair conference portal. Submission file formats are PDF and Microsoft Word using the IEEE templates that can be found at the corresponding C-MRiC website. Authors wishing to present a Poster, Industry Proof of Concept (PoC), Work in Progress (WIP), Research Ideas, or PhD Seminar may submit a 2page extended abstract using the online submission systems hosted by EasyChair Conference System, which, if accepted, will appear in the conference proceedings.


Topics of Interest

    • Information Security
    • Computer Network Security
    • Application Security
    • Web Services Security
    • Mobile Security
    • Protective Security
    • Software Security
    • Wireless & Sensor Network Security
    • Software Coding Security
    • Barcode Scanner Security
    • Security in Middleware, Interface and Interaction
    • Security Services in Authentication, Authorisation, Accountability, Automation, Availability, Integrity and Nonrepudiation
    • Security Management
    • Security Operations
    • Digital Trust and Reputation
    • Geographical Location (IP Geolocation) and Cyber Travel
    • Geospatial Intelligence Networks (Centralised, Distributed & Hybrid)
    • Policy, Legal, Legislation & Compliance
    • Security Standardisation
    • Law, Legal and Ethics
    • Web Services
    • Internet Banking
    • E-Booking
    • Cloud Computing
    • E-Government
    • Electronic Commerce
    • Citizens Public Online Services
    • Mobile Commerce
    • E-Postal Services
    • E-Health
    • Online & Virtual Education
    • E-Learning
    • Web Chats
    • Secure Protocols, Coding and Development
    • Security Principles, Theory and Analysis
    • Security Policy, Standards and Procedures
    • Security in Business Processes
    • Security Enforcing Function (SEF) Gateways
    • Intrusion Detection Systems
    • Intrusion Prevention Systems
    • Firewalls
    • Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware Gateways
    • Data Loss Prevention
    • Encryption Services
    • Protection of Business Information Systems
    • Protection of Online Services
    • Public Online Services
    • Internet Banking
    • Security, Trust, Privacy
    • Security in Online Gaming Systems
    • Security in e-Government and Electoral Systems
    • Content Security
    • Protection of Public Online Content Distribution Systems
    • Secure practices, processes and procedures in Public Online Services
    • Cryptography  –  PKI, HSMs, Symmetric and Asymmetric Crypto, Crypto Custodian & Crypto Standards and Practices
    • Digital Forensics and Investigations
    • HoneyPots and Honey Nets
    • Critical National Infrastructures (CNIs)
    • Critical Network Systems (CNS)
    • Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC)
    • Joint Security Operations Centre (JSOC)
    • Strategic Security Operations Centre (SSOC)
    • Virtual Security Operations Centre (vSOC)
    • Cyber SOC Designs
    • SOC Design Architecture Patterns
    • Threat Intelligence
    • Fusion Centre & Cyber Centre
    • Operations Monitoring Centre
    • Security Monitoring
    • Transaction Monitoring
    • Web Fraud Detection (WFD)
    • Incident Management
    • Cyber Incident Response
    • Anomaly Detection
    • Heuristic Learning
    • Intrusion Detection
    • Computer Misuse and Abuse
    • Design Requirements
    • Principles and Operations
    • SOC Security Operating Procedures (SOC SyOPs)
    • Architectures and Design Considerations
    • Implementation of SOC Centres
    • Monitoring and Security Analysis
    • Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
    • Log Analysis & Analytics
    • IDS/IPS & Firewall Administration
    • Alerting and Event Prioritisation
    • Log Management
    • Analysis Tools and Techniques
    • Incident Triage
    • Incident Analysis, Management, Reporting and Escalation
    • Management Reports and Management Information (MI) Reports
    • Coordination and Containment
    • Collaboration and Incident Investigation
    • National CERT Liaison
    • Model of Operations
    • Intelligence Interfaces and Threat Intelligence Feeds
    • Asset Management, Prioritisation and Categorisation
    • Investigation & Forensic Readiness
    • Functions of NOCs
    • Design Principles
    • Design Architectures and Design Requirements
    • Monitoring and Analysis
    • Coordination
    • Incident Response & Handling
    • Incident Management
    • Operations Management
    • Models of Operations
    • System Interfaces and Automation
    • Asset Management
    • Data Leak Prevention (DLP)
    • Denial and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS)
    • Vulnerability Scanning, Ranking and Prioritisation
    • IT Health Checks (ITHC)
    • Vulnerability Analysis
    • Vulnerability Management
    • Asset Management & Configuration Management Database
    • Business Information Systems Management
    • Asset Classification, Categorisation & Prioritisation
    • Remedial Action Plans
    • Risk Management
    • Business Process Optimisation
    • Security Management
    • Policy and Standards Compliance
    • Vulnerability Management
    • Accreditation & Assurance
    • Security Assurance and Certification
    • Process, Procedure and Standardisation
    • Global IT Outsourcing
    • Supplier Management


Mr Matheson

Mr Matheson

MSP Cabinet Secretary for Justice
Professor Karen Renaud

Professor Karen Renaud

Professor of Cybersecurity, University of Abertay, Dundee, Scotland, UK
Professor Jens Myrup Pedersen

Professor Jens Myrup Pedersen

Aalborg University, Denmark
Professor Frank Wang

Professor Frank Wang

School of Computing, University of Kent, UK
Stu Hirst

Stu Hirst

Head Of Security Engineering - Photobox Group
DI Eamonn Keane

DI Eamonn Keane

Police Scotland’s Cyber Crime Team, Scotland, UK
Dr. Cyril Onwubiko

Dr. Cyril Onwubiko

Cyber Security Intelligence, Research Series Limited, London, UK
Professor Sadie Creese

Professor Sadie Creese

Professor of Cybersecurity, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, UK

Important Dates

    • Industry (Proof of Concept / Pilot) Submission –   January 26, 2018 extended to February 26, 2018
    • Extended Abstract (Work in Progress) –  January 26, 2018 extended to February 26, 2018
    • PhD Seminar Submissions – January 26, 2018 extended to February 26, 2018
    • Research Ideas – January 26, 2018 extended to February 26, 2018
    • Poster/Demo Submissions – January 26, 2018 extended to February 26, 2018
    • Special Track Submissions – January 26, 2018 extended to February 26, 2018
    • Workshops and Tutorials Submission – January 26, 2018 extended to February 26, 2018
    • Full Paper Submissions – January 26, 2018 extended to February 26, 2018
    • Notification of Full Paper/Abstract / Special Track Acceptance/Rejection –  March 26, 2018 extended to April 3, 2018
    • Camera Ready Paper Due – April 14, 2018 extended to April 17, 2018
    • Participants Registration – March 26 – May 6, 2018
    • Conference Date –  June 11-12, 2018


The Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow

99 Gordon Street
G1 3SF

United Kingdom



Programme Committee

    • Cyril Onwubiko – Centre for Multidisciplinary Research, Innovation and Collaboration, UK
    • Frank Wang – IEEE, United Kingdom and Ireland
    • Nick Savage – University of Portsmouth, UK
    • Eckhard Pfluegel  –  Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, Kingston University, UK
    • Natalie Coull – University of Abertay, Scotland, UK
    • Andrew Lenaghan – University of Oxford CERT (OxCERT), Oxford, UK
    • Xavier Bellekens – University of Abertay, Scotland, UK
    • Lynsay Shepherd – University of Abertay, Dundee, Scotland, UK
    • Sotiris Ioannidis – the Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology (FORTH), Greece
    • Phil Legg – University of the West of England, UK
    • Kevin Curran – Faculty of Computing and Engineering, Ulster University, Northern Ireland, UK
    • Lynsay Shepherd – University of Abertay, Dundee, Scotland, UK
    • Xavier Bellekens – University of Abertay, Scotland, UK
    • Cyril Onwubiko – Centre for Multidisciplinary Research, Innovation and Collaboration, UK
    • Mischa Dohler – Department of Informatics, Centre for Telecom Research, King’s College London, UK
    • Aunshul Rege – Temple University, Pennsylvania, USA
    • Martin Gilje Jaatun – University of Stavanger, Norway
    • Andrea Cullen – Director of Cyber Security Interdisciplinary Centre, University of Bradford, UK
    • Wasim Alhamdani – College of Computer Science & Information Technology, University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia
    • David Brosset –  Naval Academy Research Institute, France
    • Paolo Falcarin  –  School of Architecture Computing and Engineering (ACE), University of East London, London, UK
    • Fatih Kurugollu – Cyber Security, University of Derby, Derby, UK
    • Marco Ivan Ramirez Sosa Moran – Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Westminster, London, UK
    • Deepthi Ratnayake – London Metropolitan University, London, UK
    • Uwe Glässer –  School of Computing Science, Simon Fraser University, Canada
    • Thomas Owens – Brunel University, London, UK
    • Jens Myrup Pedersen – University of Aalborg, Denmark
    • Marios Anagnostopoulos – University of the Aegean, Greece
    • Sotiris Ioannidis – The Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology (FORTH), Greece
    • Uri Blumenthal – MIT Lincoln Laboratory, MIT, USA
    • Ciza Thomas – College of Engineering, India
    • Stefanos Gritzalis – University of the Aegean, Greece
    • Janne Merete Hagen – Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, Norway
    • Varun Dutt – Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, India
    • Cleotilde Gonzalez – Carnegie Mellon University, USA
    • Khidir M. Ali – Jubail University College, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    • Georgios Kambourakis – University of the Aegean, Greece
    • Elisavet Konstantinou – University of the Aegean, Greece
    • Theo Dimitrakos  – Security Futures Practice, BT Research & Technology, UK
    • Pierre Parrend – ECAM Strasbourg-Europe, France
    • Deepak Subramanian – Supérieure d’Electricité | SUPELEC, France
    • Antonis Mouhtaropoulos – Department of Computer Science, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
    • Laribi Boualem – University of Djillali, Bounaama, Algeria
    • Amar K. Seeam – Middlesex University (Mauritius Branch Campus), Vacoas, Mauritius
    • Kevin Curran – Faculty of Computing and Engineering, Ulster University, Northern Ireland, UK
    • Matija Stevanovic – Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University, Denmark
    • Donna O’Shea – Nimbus Centre, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland
    • Eliana Stavrou – Computing Department, UCLan Cyprus, Larnaca, Cyprus
    • Tim D Williams – Cyber Security, London, UK
    • Amin Hosseinian-Far – Faculty of Arts, Environment & Technology, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK
    • Ngoc Tu Nguyen  – Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
    • Abdulrahman Alarifi  – Computer Research Institute, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    • Spyros Kokolakis – University of the Aegean, Greece
    • Arman Khouzani – School of Electronic Eng. & Comp. Sc. (EECS), Queen Mary University of London, London, UK
    • Ioanna Topa – University of the Aegean
    • Eva Papadogiannaki  – Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology (FORTH), Greece
    • Zisis Tsiatsikas  – University of the Aegean, Karlovassi, Greece
    • Michalis Diamantaris  – Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology (FORTH), Greece

    Here’s a list of CyberSA 2018 Accepted papers pending camera-ready version and conference registration:

    • Anthony Arrott, Arun Lakhotia, Ferenc Leitold and Ledoux Charles Cluster analysis for deobfuscation of malware variants during ransomware attacks
    • Patrik Lif, Teodor Sommestad and Dennis GranåsenDevelopment and evaluation of information elements for simplified cyber-incident reports
    • Christopher McDermott, Andrei Petrovski and Farzan MajdaniTowards Situational Awareness of Botnet Activity in the Internet of Things
    • Zahid Maqbool, V.S. Chandrasekhar Pammi and Varun DuttCybersecurity: Influence of patching vulnerabilities on the decision-making of hackers and analysts
    • Adam Zibak and Andrew Simpson –  Can We Evaluate the Impact of Cyber Security Information Sharing?
    • Wei Xu, Yaodong Tao and Xin GuanThe Landscape of ICS Devices on the Internet
    • Sungyoung Cho, Insung Han, Hyunsook Jeong, Jinsoo Kim, Sungmo Koo, Haengrok Oh and Moosung ParkCyber Kill Chain based Threat Taxonomy and its Application on Cyber Common Operational Picture
    • Yara Bayoumy, Per Håkon Meland and Guttorm Sindre – A Netnographic Study on the Dark Net Ecosystem for Ransomware
    • Yogachandran Rahulamathavan, Xuewen Yao, Rahulamathavan Sutharsini, Muttukrishnan Rajarajan and Kanapathippillai CumananRedesign of Gaussian Mixture Model for Efficient and Privacy-preserving Speaker Recognition
    • Shane Miller, Kevin Curran and Tom LunneyMultilayer Perceptron Neural Network for Detection of Encrypted VPN Network Traffic
    • Karen Renaud and Lynsay ShepherdHow to Make Privacy Policies both GDPR-Compliant and Usable
    • Eliana StavrouEnhancing Cyber Situational Awareness Tools: A New Perspective of Password Auditing
    • Nima Asadi, Aunshul Rege and Zoran Obradovic – Analysis of Adversarial Movement Through Characteristics of Graph Topological Ordering
    • Kay Michel and Michael King – Towards An Adaptable System-based Classification Design for Cyber Identity
    • Arun LakhotiaMalware Economics and its Implication to Anti-Malware Situational Awareness
    • Hanan Hindi, Elike Hodo, Ethan Bayne, Amar Seeam, Robert Atkinson and Xavier BellekensA Taxonomy of Malicious Traffic for Intrusion Detection Systems
    • Zachary Hills, David Arppe, Amin Ibrahim and Khalil El-KhatibCompound Password System for Mobile
    • Andrea Cullen and Lorna Armitage – A Human Vulnerability Assessment Methodology
    • Cyril Onwubiko – CoCoa: An Ontology for Cybersecurity Operations Centre Analysis Process
    Here’s a list of accepted papers for Cyber Security 2018, pending receipt of camera-ready version and conference registration:

    • Domhnall Carlin, Phillip O’Kane and Sakir Sezer – Dynamic Opcode Analysis of Ransomware
    • Ensar Seker and Hasan Huseyin OzbenliThe Concept of Cyber Defence Exercises: Planning, Execution, Evaluation
    • Sean Mckeown, Gordon Russell and Petra LeimichSub-file Hashing Strategies for Fast Contraband Detection
    • André Sørensen, Maxime Jerome Remy, Nicolaj Kjettrup, Rasmi Vlad Mahmoud and Jens Myrup PedersenAn Approach to Detect and Prevent Cybercrime in Large Complex Networks
    • Shuai Fu and Nizar BouguilaAn Intrusion Detection Model based on Asymmetric Gaussian mixtures with Reversible Jump MCMC
    • Andres Robles-Durazno, Naghmeh Moradpoor, James McWhinnie and Gordon RussellA supervised energy monitoring-based machine learning approach for anomaly detection in a clean water supply system
    • Mahdi Madani and Camel TanougastCombined and Robust SNOW-ZUC Algorithm Based on Chaotic System
    • Egon Kidmose, Matija Stevanovic and Jens Myrup PedersenDetection of malicious domains through lexical analysis
    • Dimitrios Kavallieros, Christina Chalanouli, Georgios Kokkinis, Anastasios Papathanasiou, Efthimios Lissaris, Georgios Leventakis, Georgios Giataganas and Georgios GermanosSearching for crime on the web: Legal and Ethical perspectives
    • Halldis Søhoel, Martin Gilje Jaatun and Colin BoydOWASP Top 10 – Do Startups Care?
    • Anastasios Balaskas and Virginia N. L. FranqueiraAnalytical Tools for Blockchain: Review, Taxonomy and Open Challenges
    • Baskoro Adi Pratomo, Pete Burnap and George TheodorakopoulosUnsupervised Approach for Detecting Low Rate Attacks on Network Traffic with Autoencoder
    • Paul Wortman, Fatemeh Tehranipoor and John ChandyAn Adversarial Risk-based Approach for Network Architecture Security Modeling and Design
    • Martin Gilje Jaatun, Marie Moe and Per Erik NordbøCyber Security Considerations for Self-healing Smart Grid Networks
    • Vladimir Eliseev and Olga EliseevaLightweight Distributed Attack Detection and Prevention for the Safe Internet of Things
    • Bob DuncanAttackers Constantly Threaten the Survival of Organisations, but there is a New Shark in the Water: Carcharodon Carcharias Moderator Europa Universalis
    • Kimberly Tam and Kevin JonesCyber-Risk Assessment for Autonomous Ships
    • Yassine Lemmou and El Mamoun SouidiInfection, Self-reproduction and Overinfection in Ransomware: The Case of TeslaCrypt
    • Mirko Bottarelli, Gregory Epiphaniou, Dhouha Kbaier Ben Ismail, Petros Karadimas and Haider Al-Khateeb Quantisation feasibility and performance of RSS-based secret key extraction in VANETs
    • Daniel Fraunholz, Daniel Krohmer, Carolina Nogueira and Hans Dieter SchottenIntroducing Falcom: A Multifunctional High-Interaction Honeypot Framework for Industrial and Embedded Applications
    • Martin Span, Logan Mailloux and Michael Grimaila A Systems Security Approach for Requirements Analysis of Complex Cyber-Physical Systems
    • Santhosh Parampottupadam and Arghir-Nicolae MoldovanCloud-based Real-time Network Intrusion Detection Using Deep Learning
    • Farhad Foroughi and Peter LukschObservation Measures To Profile User Security Behaviour
    • Obinna Omego, Eckhard Pfluegel, Martin Tunnicliffe and Charles ClarkeEnsuring Message Freshness in A Multi-Channel SMS Steganographic Banking Protocol
    • Sean Mckeown, Gordon Russell and Petra LeimichReducing the Impact of Network Bottlenecks on Remote Contraband Detection
    Here’s a list of accepted papers for Social Media 2018 pending receipt of camera-ready version and conference registration:

    • Jason Koepke and Siddarth KazaInformation flow on Twitter surrounding regional events
    Here’s list of accepted papers for Cyber Incident 2018 and 2018 Cyber Incident and Risk Controls (CIRC) Workshop pending receipt of camera-ready version and conference registration:

    • Terézia Mézešová and Hayretdin Bahsi –  Expert Knowledge Elicitation for Skill Level Categorization of Attack Paths
    • Basil AlothmanNetwork Traffic Data Preparation for Automatic Botnet Detection by Incident Response Teams
    • Ganbayar Uuganbayar, Artsiom Yautsiukhin and Fabio MartinelliCyber Insurance and Security Interdependence: Friends or Foes?
    • Per Håkon Meland and Fredrik SeehusenWhen to Treat Security Risks with Cyber Insurance
    • Daniel W. Woods and Andrew C. Simpson –  Towards Integrating Insurance Data into Information Security Investment Decision Making
    • Erin Kenneally, Lucien Randazzese and David BalensonCyber Risk Economics Capability Gaps Research Strategy

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