LEET '12: Interview with Program Chair; CFP Extended

Engin Kirda, Program Chair for 5th USENIX Workshop on Large-Scale Exploits and Emergent Threats, provides a preview of LEET '12.

Rikki: We're extending the deadline for paper submissions for LEET'12 until Sunday, February 26. What kinds of submissions would you like to see come in?

Engin: I'd like to see more industrial position papers come in as well as regular papers that talk about emerging threats and novel research ideas.

Rikki: What can attendees expect at the 2012 LEET?

Engin: This year, we are hoping to make LEET more interactive. There will be participants from several well-known companies that will present position papers and their take on current emerging threats. The attendees can expect a fun, informative and interesting workshop.

Rikki: Who should attend and what will be their take-aways?

Engin: LEET should be interesting for both academia and industry. If you are interested in current, real-world threats and where we are headed, LEET is an excellent venue to attend.

Rikki: Do you have anything different planned for this year's event? How will it compare to the previous LEET events?

Engin: This year, we specifically invited some companies to send position papers on emerging threats such as Duqu, cyber-crime, and APTs (advanced persistent threats). Eric Chien from Symantec will be talking about some of their new findings on Duqu -- the new Stuxnet. Paul Ferguson from TrendMicro will be talking about what they are currently witnessing as "emerging threats" that pose serious potential risks to Internet users, organizations, and customers. Ting-Fang Yen from RSA Labs will be sending a position paper on Advanced Persistent Threats (i.e., targeted attacks).

The LEET '12 Call for Papers closes on Sunday, February 26, 2012.