27th USENIX Security Symposium

August 15–17, 2018
Baltimore, MD, USA
Poster proposals due Thursday, July 5, 2018

Please join us in Baltimore for the 27th USENIX Security Symposium. USENIX Security brings together researchers, practitioners, system administrators, system programmers, and others to share and explore the latest advances in the security and privacy of computer systems and networks.

Register and book your hotel room by Monday, July 23, and save!

  • View the full Symposium program, which spans three days and includes refereed paper presentations, invited talks, posters, panel discussions, and Birds-of-a-Feather sessions (BoFs).
  • The winner of the Internet Defense Prize, a partnership of Facebook and USENIX, will be announced at USENIX Security '18.
  • Co-located events will precede the Symposium on August 12–14.

Student and Diversity Grants

Apply for a Student or Diversity Grant to attend USENIX Security ’18! The deadline is Wednesday, July 11.


Early Bird Registration Deadline: Monday, July 23, 2018

See the Registration Information page for details.

Speakers and Program Committee Members

Please contact the Conference Department for registration information.


USENIX offers several discounts to help you to attend USENIX Security '18.

Co-located Events

SOUPS 2018
Fourteenth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security
August 12–14, 2018

WOOT '18
12th USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies
August 13–14, 2018

ASE '18
2018 USENIX Workshop on Advances in Security Education
August 13, 2018

CSET '18
11th USENIX Workshop on Cyber Security Experimentation and Test
August 13, 2018

FOCI '18
8th USENIX Workshop on Free and Open Communications on the Internet
August 14, 2018

HotSec '18
2018 USENIX Summit on Hot Topics in Security
August 14, 2018

Information for Authors

Paper Authors

  • If you are presenting a paper at USENIX Security '18, please see the Instructions for Participants page for important information.
  • USENIX requires a signed consent to publish form from each author. Review and e-sign the form. If you are the lead author, please be sure all of your co-authors sign a form.
  • View the Call for Papers.


Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
700 Aliceanna St
Baltimore, MD 21202
+1 410.385.3000

Hotel Reservation Deadline: Monday, July 23, 2018.

USENIX has negotiated a special room rate of $199 per night plus tax for single/double occupancy for conference attendees. To receive this special rate, book your room online or call +1 800.228.9290 and mention USENIX or Security ‘18. The group rate will be available until Monday, July 23, 2018, or until the block sells out, whichever occurs first.

See the Venue, Hotel, and Travel page for more information.


Registration: conference@usenix.org or +1 510.528.8649
Membership: office@usenix.org or +1 510.528.8649
Sponsorship: sponsorship@usenix.org or +1 510.528.8649 x17
Student Grants: students@usenix.org or +1 510.528.8649
Proceedings Papers: production@usenix.org or +1 510.528.8649

Symposium Organizers


USENIX welcomes corporate sponsorship of our events. Your sponsorship exposes your brand to highly qualified and targeted attendees, funds our grant award program, supports the USENIX open access policy, and keeps USENIX conferences affordable.

For more information, please contact the Sponsorship Department with the conference name in your subject line, or call +1 510.528.8649.