2024 IEEE CSR Workshop on Cyber Resilience and Economics (CRE)

September 2-4 – Hilton London Tower Bridge (Hybrid Event)

The IEEE CSR CRE workshop explores the foundational and applied advances in cyber resiliency strategies, policies, and technologies to shift the balance in favor of the defender, ensure critical processes continue to operate in face of a successful cyber-attack, and identify and quantify the effect economic realities have on the decision processes. At the top level, national and organizational strategies and policies are needed to understand what is to be achieved and the resources to be made available to protect critical resources and infrastructures. Strategies and policies must be supported by security and resiliency technologies. As a result, in addition to exploring various strategies, the workshop will seek to understand the capabilities, strengths/weaknesses, and benefits of various technologies whether existing or in research. This includes the incorporation of new technologies that are not resilience-focused but still have significant impact on a system’s ability to continue to operate in face of attack. Such examples include artificial intelligence and machine learning that can be used by defenders and attackers to impact the asymmetric balance.

The workshop focuses on the parameters needed to accurately quantify asymmetric imbalance from the offensive and defensive perspective; examine technical and non-technical approaches to shifting that balance, including the full range of costs/benefits of each approach; explore and evaluate a range of options for defining and achieving optimality. It will bring together a diverse group of experts from multiple fields to advance the above concepts

Topics of Interest

Prospective authors are encouraged to submit previously unpublished contributions from a broad range of topics, which include but are not limited to the following:

› National and organizational cyber resiliency strategies and policies related to the development, deployment and use of cyber resiliency technologies.
› Existing IT/OT (and their interfaces) to achieve cyber resilience of CPS environments.
› Research activities in cyber resilience focused on IT and OT solutions, alignment of technical and mission resiliency, and preemptive resilience.
› Benefits and weaknesses of cyber resiliency technologies in CPS environments.
› Metrics, measurements, and economics of cyber resiliency & asymmetry.

› Technical and Economic barriers to the implementation of cyber resiliency technologies.
› Defining practical cyber resiliency and potential use cases and case studies.
› Relationship between resiliency and security in protecting CPS environments.
› Adversary and defender economics: assessing the impact of defender capabilities and actions to the attacker and vice versa.
› Frameworks for ROI analysis (cost, risk, benefit) to guide technology investment (research, development, and utilization).

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: June 3, 2024 AoE
Authors’ notification: July 3,  2024 AoE
Camera-ready submission: July 14, 2024 AoE
Early registration deadline: July 20, 2024 AoE
Workshop date: September 2-4, 2024

Submission Guidelines

The workshop’s proceedings will be published by IEEE and will be included in IEEE Xplore. The guidelines for authors, manuscript preparation guidelines, and policies of the IEEE CSR conference are applicable to CRE 2024 workshop. Please visit the authors’ instructions page for more details. When submitting your manuscript via the conference management system, please make sure that the workshop’s track 2T3 CRE is selected in the Topic Areas drop down list.

Workshop Committees

Workshop chairs

Nicholas J. Multari, Pacific Northwest National Lab (US)
Rosalie McQuaid, MITRE Corporation (US)

Organizing committee

George Sharkov, European Software Inst CEE; Cybersecurity Lab (BG)
Volkmar Lotz, SAP Labs (FR)
Elena Peterson, Pacific Northwest National Lab (US)
Jeffrey Picciotto, MITRE Corporation (US)

Publicity chairs

Elena Peterson, Pacific Northwest National Lab (US)
Kelly McSweeney, (US) – MITRE Corporation

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Program committee

Michael Atighetchi, Raytheon (US)
Michael Bailey (US): Georgia Tech University
Thomas Carroll, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (US)
Yung Ryn Choe, Sandia National Laboratory (US)
Fabio De Gaspari, Sapienza University of Rome (IT)
Herve Debar, Telecom SudParis (FR)
Erich Devendorf, Air Force Research Labs (US)
Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati, Universita degli Studi di Milano (IT)
Kevin Driscoll, NASA (US)
Ilir Gashi, City University of London (UK)
Doug Jacobson, Iowa State University (US)
Dong Seong Kim, University of Queensland (AU)
Nuno Neves, University of Lisboa (PT)
Karthik Pattabriraman, University of British Columbia (CA)
Craig Rieger, Idaho National Laboratory (US)
Luigi Romano, University of Naples (IT)
Meghan Sahakian, Sandia National Laboratory (US)
Reginald Sawilla, Government of Canada (CA)
O Sami Saydjari, Cyber Defense Agency (US)
Neeraj Suri, Univeristy of Lancaster (UK)
Marco Vieira, University of Coimbra (PT)
Chris Walter, WW Technology Group (US)