The 9th International "Summer" School on Information Security and Protection will be jointly hosted by the Australian National University and the Defence Science and Technology Group. It will be held in Canberra, Australia, 9-13 July, 2018.

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 centres.

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 Programming Languages.

In particular, topics to be covered include vulnerability detection and analysis, forensics, language safety and information protection. The summer school caters towards students and professionals from academia, government, and industry. 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

    • Abhik Roychoudhury: "Symbolic Execution for Vulnerability Detection and Repair"
    • Bjorn De Sutter: "Advanced Man-at-the-end Attacks and Defenses"
    • Christian Collberg: "Introduction to Software Protection and Obfuscation"
    • Emery Berger: "Low-level Systems Security: Attacks and Defenses"
    • Jack Davidson: "VM-based Software Protection and A League of Extraordinary Machines"
    • Mathias Payer: "Type Sanitization and Object Integrity for C++"
    • Michael Hicks: "Building Security In: Programming Language-based Techniques for Ensuring Software Security"
    • Peter Goodman: "Binary Lifting with McSema"
    • Vitaly Chipounov: "Vulnerability Analysis with S2E"
    • Xiangyu Zhang: "Forensics of Cyber Attacks"
    • Yuan Xiang Gu: "The Industrial Challenges in Software Security and Protection"


    University House, Australian National University

    ISSISP 2018 will be held at University House on the grounds of the Australian National University in Canberra, the nation’s capital, It is well-served by domestic flights from the major Australian airports, and internationally from New Zealand, Singapore, and Qatar.

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