Avast Team, Aug 6, 2020

Complementing an already impressive speaker lineup for the main conference, CyberSec&AI Connected organizers have announced the schedule and topics for the event’s workshop sessions. 

“We are really excited to have put together such a strong set of workshop presentations,” says Petr Somol, AI Research Director at Avast. “The quality of presenters — and the spectrum of institutions and organizations they represent — offer delegates a real chance to deep dive into the very latest research and thinking within AI, cybersecurity, and privacy.”

All workshop presentations will be followed by a live Q&A and in-depth discussion. 

“Modern challenges from both cybersecurity and AI require solutions from industrial and academic researchers to meet and cross-pollinate,” says Fabrizio Biondi, AI Research Manager at Avast. “We are proud of having gathered such a distinguished group of experts to foster discussion leading to real improvements for the peace of mind of users everywhere.” 

Topics from the Academia

Efficient Black-box Optimization of Adversarial EXE Windows Malware

Luca Demetrio, PhD Student, Università degli Studi di Genova

Revisiting Concept Drift Detection in Malware Classification

Feargus Pendlebury, PhD Cybersecurity Researcher, King’s College London

Towards Explainable Representations of Malware Behavior

Paul Prasse, Postdoc, Cisco & University of Potsdam 

GLYPH: Efficient ML-based Detection of Heap Spraying Attacks

Fabio Pierazzi, Assistant Professor, King’s College London

Topics from Industry

A Machine-learning Method to Explore the UEFI Landscape 

Filip Mazan, ESET 

The Current State of AI Generated Text Detection

Amanda House, McAfee 

Model Evaluation under Class Imbalance Shift 

Jan Brabec, Cisco & CTU 

Evading Machine Learning Antimalware Models: Lessons Learned 

Hyrum Anderson, Microsoft

Getting Passive Aggressive About False Positives 

Bobby Filar, Elastic 

The workshop occurs at two specific times during the day (see timetable below) and is accessible to all delegates who have registered for CyberSec&AI Connected. In addition, delegates unable to attend live will be able to watch all content post event. 

Workshop timings (8th October, 2020):

EU Workshop – CEST 12:30-16:30 / BST 11:30-15:30

US Workshop – PDT 14:00 -18:00 / EDT 17:00 – 21:00

Alongside the workshop, the main conference will include keynote speakers Roger Dingledine and Garry Kasparov who will lead the distinguished lineup of international speakers, with panel sessions, interactive Q&As, and networking opportunities for all delegates. 

Secure your place at CyberSec&AI Connected and visit our booking page now to take advantage of our Summer Rate or 3 for 2 access offer. 

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