Join Us in Orlando!

ACSAC brings together cutting-edge researchers, with a broad cross-section of security professionals drawn from academia, industry, and government, gathered to present and discuss the latest security results and topics. With peer reviewed technical papers, invited talks, panels, national interest discussions, workshops, and professional development and training courses, ACSAC continues its core mission of investigating practical solutions for computer security technology.

This year ACSAC will be held at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista. Centrally located in the Walt Disney World Resort®, near Disney Springs, the hotel is an ideal location to both attend the conference and spend time relaxing and enjoying family activities in the warm Florida weather.

Hard Topic Theme: Big Data *for* Security

The security industry is rapidly amassing an incredible amount of information that can be mined for vulnerabilities and allow researchers to observe phenomena that can play an important role in many other aspects of security, from analytics and intelligence support, to training automated classification and reasoning techniques. However, using large datasets in security also faces many technical and scientific challenges. Therefore, we need to design new data-driven techniques and we need to rethink our existing solutions to take advantage of this vast amount of information to improve security. Many conference sessions address the hard topic theme, including one of the tutorials, a keynote talk, a National Interest Track session, two panels, and, of course, a technical paper session. I encourage everyone to attend these sessions and learn about this timely topic.

Artifact Submission

To help support the reproducibility for research results, this year ACSAC encouraged authors of accepted papers to submit software they develop and datasets they use to perform their research and make them publicly available to the entire community. We believe that this is an important initiative that can help the entire community increase its reputation, and make research in the security field proceeds faster by taking advantage of systems previously built by other researchers. We thank all the authors who participated in this new initiative!

David Balenson
ACSAC 2017 Conference Chair


Invited Speakers

Raffael Marty

Raffael Marty

VP Security Analytics, Sophos

Delivering Security Insights with Data Analytics and Visualization

Christian Collberg

Christian Collberg

Professor of Computer Science, University of Arizona

Dare to Share: Risks and Rewards of Artifact Sharing in Computer Science


Peer-Reviewed Papers:

ACSAC papers undergo a rigorous peer-review process. Here are some of the papers to be presented at ACSAC in 2017: (refresh the page to see other titles)

Supplementing Modern Software Defenses with Stack-Pointer Sanity

Supporting Transparent Snapshot for Bare-metal Malware Analysis on Mobile Devices

Nioh : Hardening The Hypervisor by Filtering Illegal I/O Requests to Virtual Devices

Spinner: Semi-Automatic Detection of Pinning without Hostname Verification (or why 10M bank users were vulnerable)


Additional ACSA Events:
NSPW – New Security Paradigms Workshop
LASER – Learning from Authoritative Security Experiment Results