Ninth International Crisis Management Workshop (CriM'15) and Oulu Winter School

The Ninth International Crisis Management Workshop (CriM'15) and Oulu Winter School is held at the University of Oulu (Finland) from October 12th to October 15th 2015. The theme of this years event is

Government surveillance in cyber space: risks and opportunities

In recent years, news and revelations about government surveillance programs have constantly been present in media and reminded us that our daily activities in cyber space are not as private or secure as we had expected. Governments put substantial effort to maintain a surveillance infrastructure to monitor digital activities. Laws and regulations are put in place to support those actions. The main driver for those programs are the prevention of cyber crime and cyber terrorism and to enhance the security in our daily lives. Those developments leave citizens as well as security experts wondering if this large-scale surveillance is proportional to the security threats we are facing and if the reduction of the security and privacy of uninvolved and unknowing citizens is tolerable.

During this years workshop we want to discuss the risks and opportunities of large-scale government surveillance. Topics can include, but are not limited to:

Organisation and format of the workshop

The workshop is organized as a two day lecture series on October 12th and October 13th 2015, as well as a two day workshop on 14th and October 15th 2015. Students, as well as the interested public, are invited to attend these lectures and the workshop. Please register via e-mail to ouspg-crim@ee.oulu.fi – Subject: “CriM registration”, and indicate if you plan to attend the lectures and/or the workshop.

Students can receive study credits by taking an examination after the workshop. Attendance of the workshop sessions is a requirement for the exam. Registration for the examination is required before the workshop to ouspg-crim@ee.oulu.fi – Subject: “CriM exam registration”.

Location and additional information

The workshop take place at the University of Oulu, campus Linnanmaa in lecture room TS128. Exercises for Wednesday and Thursday take place in rooms TS135 and YL124, see the program for more details.

Campus Linnanmaa map: crim15_linnanmaa_campus_map.pdf

Program

Monday, October 12th 2015:

08:30-09:00

Juha Röning - Opening session

09:00-10:45

Sokratis Katsikas - Security challenges for cyber-physical systems

10:45-11:15

Coffee break

11:15-13:00

Gerald Quirchmayr - Legislation - safeguard or driver for increasing risk?

13:00-14:00

Lunch

14:00-15:45

Juha Röning - Software security, vulnerabilities and disclosure

15:45-16:15

Coffee break

16:15-18:00

Lotfi ben Othmane - Empirical Research for Secure Software Development

Tuesday, October 13th 2015:

09:00-10:45

Steve Furnell - Controlling Privacy: User expectations versus usability

10:45-11:15

Coffee break

11:15-13:00

Moussa Ouedraogo - Building Trust and Assurance in Digital Ecosystems

13:00-14:00

Lunch

14:00-15:45

Svetla Nikova - Side-channel attack resisting hardware implementations - Threshold Implementations

15:45-16:15

Coffee break

16:15-18:00

Kaisa Nyberg -Securing Cryptography

Wednesday, October 14th 2015:

09:00-13:00

Privacy/Trust workshop (TS135)

13:00-14:00

Lunch

14:00-18:00

Risk workshop (YL124)

Thursday, October 15th 2015:

09:00-13:00

Cryptography workshop (YL124)

13:00-14:00

Lunch

14:00-18:00

Software security workshop (YL124)