DeepSec 2013 – Secrets, Failures & Visions – Call for Papers
We are preparing the call for papers for DeepSec 2013, and we are trying to shift your mindset. We could easily come up with a list of trending technologies, gadgets and behaviours that will have an impact on information security. Instead we are looking for presentations and workshops dealing with secrets, failures and visions. This gives us another perspective and hopefully more to think about.
Every person, every group, every enterprise and every government has them. Secrets are the very reason why information security uses encryption, access control, even doors and locks (physical and otherwise). You wouldn’t need all of this if it weren’t for safeguarding the secrets.
Sometimes things go wrong. Often not only by malicious action, but also by bad design things breaks. Human error contributes as well to major and minor catastrophes. All it takes is a missed state (or states or bugs or anything) during quality assurance or changes to an already “perfectly” configured system to start the chain reaction. Failures are always an option. So how do you deal with failures? How do you detect them? Do you dare to talk about them? And what do you (not) learn from them?
In an ideal world nothing stays bad forever. While sometimes it can get worse, there are lots of ideas for improvement. That’s what upgrades and changes in behaviour are for (learning helps, too). If you have ideas how to improve the current state of affairs, then visions are for you. We want to hear them.
You can put all hot topics of IT security into either one of these categories. Really good lessons touch all three.
We ask you to send us your submissions for talks and trainings and we’re looking forward to it!
Keep secrets, failures and visions in mind!