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IBM R&D Labs in Israel

Haifa Security Research Seminar 2014

December 1, 2014
Organized by IBM Research – Haifa

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The last decade has brought about several major technological advances. We are experiencing growth in cloud utilization alongside an increase in the amount of sensitive data that is collected, analyzed, shared, and sold. We are moving to a software-driven and highly connected environment, in which numerous entities communicate with each other to achieve a preset goal or even refine it on-the-fly. Traditional information technology systems are already converging with operational technology systems and will soon converge with new types of embedded devices.

These advances increase the attack surface and provide new opportunities for offenders, leaving traditional cyber strategies ineffective. With cloud technology, enterprises and governmental institutions have less control over information security as compared to more traditional IT. Furthermore, the highly connected environment increases the threat of sabotage to the physical environment. New cyber strategies and tools are needed to counter the diminishing effectiveness of existing mechanisms and to offer adequate protection against the increasing risks.

IBM is sponsoring this full day seminar to facilitate interaction between researchers and create an open discussion around these issues. This seminar will provide a forum for the security communities from both academia and industry to share innovative work, exchange ideas, discuss progress, and examine challenges. The seminar scope includes, but is not limited to, the following themes:

  • Data security and privacy
  • Cloud & mobile security
  • Cyber physical security
  • Threats / Malware

The seminar will take place in the IBM Research - Haifa auditorium. Participation is free of charge but registration is required. Please register here. A detailed agenda and participation information can be found here.

The seminar will be held in English.

Important Dates

  • Poster submission: November 16, 2014
  • Poster notification: November 18, 2014
  • Seminar: December 1, 2014

Call for Posters

Authors who wish to present their work as posters are required to submit an abstract of their poster (not the poster itself). Preferably, submissions should represent early work that is not yet ready for submission to a refereed conference or journal. Authors of accepted posters are expected to prepare and present them.

Submission guidelines

Please send a one-page PDF or Word document with a title and description (abstract) of your poster (not the poster itself). Send your submission to, by November 16, 2014.

Seminar Organizers
Micha Moffie
Abigail Goldsteen
Oded Margalit
Sivan Rabinovich
David Hadas