Large-scale cyberattacks continue to plague users, companies, and even countries. The WannaCry ransomware attack encrypted users’ data and demanded ransom payments in exchange for returning access to the data. Dyn, a company that runs the Internet domain name system for many leading sites, was the victim of a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, resulting in large parts of the Internet becoming inaccessible. And, the recent Petya cybersabotage attack appears to be directed at systems in Ukraine but has spread to other countries.
Software often meets functional requirements for consumer use but fails to build in security protections, leading to compromises and far-reaching unintended consequences.
IEEE SecDev is a venue for presenting ideas, research, and experience about the development of secure systems, and the program brings together experts in the field to focus on building security in. The general chair for IEEE Sec Dev 2017 is Summer Craze Fowler, technical director at Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute CERT Division.
Please join us in Boston 24–26 September 2017 to contribute to and learn from the secure development community! For more information and to register, please visit the IEEE SecDev website at secdev.ieee.org.