2014 Maryland Cybersecurity Center Symposium

Third Annual Maryland Cybersecurity Center Symposium

June 10, 2014
Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center
University of Maryland, College Park

Registration is now open at:  https://www.regonline.com/MC2Symposium2014

MC2’s third Annual Cybersecurity Symposium will showcase the latest research, trends, and topics in cybersecurity. It will also provide an opportunity to connect with colleagues across academia, industry, and the state and federal government.

The schedule includes:

  • 8:15 – Breakfast and Registration
  • 8:50 - Welcome: Jonathan Katz, Director, MC2
  • 9:00-10:00 - Keynote speaker: Vern Paxson, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department, University of California, Berkeley. - Slides (pdf)

    Combating Internet Attacks By Infiltrating Cybercrime
      Far and away the most energetic driver of modern Internet attacks is the ability of attackers to financially profit from their assaults.  Many of these undertakings however require attackers to operate at a scale that necessitates interacting with unknown parties - rendering their activities vulnerable to *infiltration* by defenders.  This talk will sketch research that has leveraged such infiltration to striking effect.
    Bio:  Vern Paxson holds joint appointments at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the International Computer Science Institute. Prof. Paxson’s research focuses on network-based attacks and defenses. He cofounded and served on the steering committees of the ACM Internet Measurement Conference, the ACM Workshop in Rapid Malcode, and the USENIX Workshop on Large-Scale Exploits and Emergent Threats. He has served as program chair or co-chair of ACM SIGCOMM, USENIX Security, IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, and ACM HotNets, and as an Area Director of the Internet Engineering Task Force. He has received the 2008 ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award for his work on Internet measurement, the IEEE Communications Society William R. Bennett Prize Paper award, and the USENIX Lifetime Achievement award. He is an ACM Fellow.
  • 10-10:20 - Break
  • 10:20-12:00 -Research talks by MC2 Faculty Members – Main Orem Room
  • 10:20 - 10:40    Dave Levin - “Tune-in to Tune-out: Using FM Radio to Revoke Certificates"
  • 10:40 - 11:00    David Maimon – “Cyber Criminology?:  On the Relevance of Criminological Theories and Research Methods in the Exploration of Computer Focused Crimes”
  • 11:00 - 11:20    Elaine Shi - "Practical Oblivious Computation"
  • 11:20 - 11:40    Martin Loeb - "Economic Aspects of Cybersecurity" - Slides (ppt)
    11:40 - 12:00    David Van Horn - "Analysis for Trustworthy Software" - Slides (pdf)
  • 12:00 - 1:00     Lunch + Student Poster Session
  • 1:00 – 1:50       Panel on Cybersecurity Education

    Michel Cukier, Associate Director for Education, Maryland Cybersecurity Center

    Jonathan Katz, Director, Maryland Cybersecurity Center
    Gary McGraw, Chief Technology Officer, Cigital
    Casey W. O’Brien, Director and Principal Investigator, National CyberWatch Center
    Chris Valentino, Director, Contract Research and Development, Northrop Grumman Information Systems Cyber Solutions Division
  • 1:50 – 2:00      Brief Break
  • 2:00 - 3:30      Tutorials by MC2 Faculty Members (parallel tracks)
    Tudor Dumitras - "Security Data Science"  -  Orem Room A
    Jen Golbeck - "Usable Security and Privacy"  -  Orem Room B
  • 3:30 - 4:00 - Break
  • 4:00 - 5:30      Tutorials by MC2 Faculty Members (parallel tracks)
    Babis Papamanthou - "Integrity and Availability for Cloud-Based Storage"  -  Orem Room A
    Rance Cleaveland  - "Model Checking for Security"  -  Orem Room B - Slides (pptx)
  • 5:30 - 6:30     Networking Social in the Maryland Club

Registration Information

Registration information is available here.


  • Industry/Government/Faculty  =  $50
  • Full-Time Student  =  No Charge  (Including Undergraduates, Graduates and Post-Doctoral Students).
    - Must register at  https://www.regonline.com/MC2Symposium2014 and show student ID at check in on June 10.  
    - E-mail cflowers@umiacs.umd.edu for student discount code.
  • Press (if covering event)
    Please make arrangements in advance with Tom Ventsias (tventsia@umd.edu), UMIACS Communications Director.

Vendor Showcase Table

If you would like to reserve a showcase table to display information/products about your company, the cost will be $250.  Please contact Carolyn Flowers for more information (cflowers@umiacs.umd.edu or call 301-405-0794).

 Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!

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