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Important dates:

April 8, 2022:
Deadline for submission of papers

May 16, 2022:
Notification of paper acceptance

May 30, 2022:
Deadline for camera-ready paper submission and author registration

Keynote Speaker

David Emm - Principal Security Researcher - Kaspersky

The gift that keeps giving:  how attackers have exploited the COVID-19 pandemic

Technology pervades nearly every aspect of our lives today - most of us routinely bank, shop and socialise online and the Internet is now the life-blood of commercial and non-commercial organisations alike.  Each new wave of technology increases the attack surface for all those seeking to exploit our use of technology for their own ends - from random, speculative attacks to highly sophisticated nation-state sponsored attacks.  Typically, attacks start by 'hacking' humans, tricking people into disclosing information that can be used to obtain access to personal and business systems.  The COVID-19 pandemic has provided fertile ground for social engineering.  This presentation will explore how attackers of all kinds have sought to exploit the pandemic.

David EmmBiography

David Emm is Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky, a provider of security and threat management solutions. David joined Kaspersky Lab in 2004. He is a member of the company's Global Research and Analysis Team [GReAT] and has worked in the anti-malware industry since 1990.

In his current role, David regularly delivers presentations on malware and other IT security threats at exhibitions and other events, highlighting what businesses and consumers can do to stay safe online. He also provides comment to broadcast and print media on the ever-changing cyber-security and threat landscape. David has a strong interest in malware, ID theft and the human aspects of security, and is a knowledgeable advisor on all aspects of online security.

David is regularly mentioned in national print press as a cyber-security expert and has a wealth of experience in being filmed for such programmes as Good Morning Britain and BBC News.