There is an increasing need for Software Security and Protection due to the growing sensitivity of user data coupled with the ubiquitous nature of computing systems ranging from tiny embedded devices to powerful data centers.

The International Summer School on Information Security and Protection (ISSISP) highlights this need by bringing internationally renowned speakers from diverse fields in Computer Science such as Software Engineering, Formal Methods, Computer Architecture, Operating Systems and Compiler design into Software Security and Protection.

ISSISP is historically centered on MATE (Man-At-The-End) attack scenarios, with a strong focus on obfuscation and reverse. The 2017 edition will additionally cover control-flow hijacking issues as well as software protections against hardware attacks.

Topics to be covered range from code obfuscation, software watermarking, tamper-proofing to software protection, formal methods, malware analysis and hardware-based attacks. ISSISP's courses will include both lectures and hands-on sessions.

Important dates

    Scientific advisory board
    Christian Collberg, University of Arizona
    Jack Davidson, University of Virginia
    Bjorn De Sutter, Ghent University
    Roberto Giacobazzi, Universitá di Verona
    Yuan Xiang Gu, Irdeto
    Arun Lakhotia, University of Lousiana

    Sébastien Bardin, CEA LIST
    Richard Bonichon, CEA LIST

    National coordination
    Marie-Laure Potet, Verimag

    • Arun Lakhotia: "Malware Analysis"
    • Bjorn De Sutter: "Anti-deobfuscation Techniques & Protection Evaluation"
    • Christian Collberg: "Watermarking & Fingerprinting"
    • Damien Couroussé: "Side-channel Attacks"
    • Jack Davidson: "Advanced Software Protection"
    • Josselin Feist: "Exploitation & basic defenses"
    • Roberto Giacobazzi: "Foundations of Code Obfuscation"
    • Ronan Lashermes: "Fault Injection"
    • Sébastien Bardin: "Practical Formal Methods"
    • Yuan Xiang Gu: "The Industrial Challenges in Software and Information Protection"


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