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Software security and protection

The Second International Summer School on Information Security and Protection is the successor of ISISP 2010, hosted in Beijing last year. As in the previous edition, the main focus of the summer school is Software Security and Protection.

The growing ubiquity of software systems as a means of providing critical services make protecting software contents, data, and intellectual property an important aspect of software development and a necessity for successful industrial applications. Without strong software security and protection techniques, software-based systems at the heart of medical informatics, digital rights management, voting systems, power distribution systems, transportation systems, and financial systems, to name a few, will be vulnerable to devastating attacks.

Software Security and Protection is a discipline that lies at the crossroads of security, cryptography, networks, software engineering, computer architecture, operating systems, and compiler design. The summer school will bring together internationally-recognized experts to describe the advanced techniques that are used for protecting software from tampering, reverse engineering, and piracy. The courses will cover methods of software security and protection including code obfuscation to protect against reverse engineering, software watermarking to protect against software piracy, tamperproofing to protect against integrity-violations of software, and models of security for specifying attack strategies, metrics, and principles.

The school will help to address the very high demand in ICT professionals and researchers in the areas of software security and software intellectual property protection, with a particular attention towards the growing demand of advanced software security technologies and solutions in the European market. As such, the summer school targets junior and senior researchers from academia as well as from industry.

List of speakers

✓ Christian Collberg (University of Arizona, USA)
✓ Jack Davidson (University of Virginia, USA)
✓ Roberto Giacobazzi (Università di Verona, Italy)
✓ Yuan Xiang Gu (Irdeto, Canada)
✓ Bjorn De Sutter (Ghent University, Belgium)

Organization Board Institutions

Ghent University Computer Systems Lab

The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come. When in a state of security he does not forget the possibility of ruin. When all is orderly, he does not forget that disorder may come. Thus his person is not endangered, and his States and all their clans are preserved.

Confucius - 孔子

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