International Workshop on Traffic Measurements for Cybersecurity (WTMC)
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Computers and open communication networks have become increasingly interwoven with our daily lives and have profoundly changed our societies. While this has signicantly increased people’s well being, our growing dependence on an increasingly pervasive, complex, and ever evolving network infrastructures also poses a wide range of cybersecurity risks with potentially large socio-economic impacts. From this perspective, network trafficc measurements and monitoring have become a crucial line of research. It enables to enhance our understanding of cybersecurity threats and use this knowledge to further develop new ways to detect and mitigate them.
Network traffic measuring and monitoring can, for example, enable the analysis of the spreading of malicious software and its capabilities or can help to understand the nature of various network threats including those that exploit users’ behavior and other user’s sensitive information. On the other hand network traffic investigation can also help to assess the effectiveness of the existing countermeasures or contribute to building new, better ones. Recently, traffic measurements have been utilized in the area of economics of cybersecurity e.g. to assess ISP “badness” or to estimate the revenue of cyber criminals.
The aim of this workshop is to bring together the research accomplishments provided by the researchers from academia and the industry. The other goal is to show the latest research results in the field of cybersecurity and understand how traffic measurements can influence it. We encourage prospective authors to submit related distinguished research papers on the subject of both: theoretical approaches and practical case reviews. This workshop presents some of the most relevant ongoing research in cybersecurity seen from the traffic measurements perspective.
The workshop will be accessible to both non-experts interested in learning about this area and experts interesting in hearing about new research and approaches.