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    Thursday, April 30, 2009


    By Gerald Internet Anthropologist

    WOOT '09 Call for Papers

    3rd USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies (WOOT '09)

    Submission topics include:

    • Vulnerability research (software auditing, reverse engineering)
    • Penetration testing
    • Exploit techniques and automation
    • Network-based attacks (routing, DNS, IDS/IPS/firewall evasion)
    • Reconnaissance (scanning, software, and hardware fingerprinting)
    • Malware design and implementation (rootkits, viruses, bots, worms)
    • Denial-of-service attacks
    • Web and database security
    • Weaknesses in deployed systems (VoIP, telephony, wireless, games)
    • Practical cryptanalysis (hardware, DRM, etc.)

    Program Co-Chairs
    Dan Boneh, Stanford University
    Alexander Sotirov, Independent Security Consultant

    Program Committee
    Dave Aitel, Immunity
    Pedram Amini, TippingPoint
    David Brumley, Carnegie Mellon University
    Martin Casado, Nicira
    David Dagon, Georgia Institute of Technology
    Chris Eagle, Naval Postgraduate School
    Halvar Flake, Zynamics
    Tal Garfinkel, Stanford University and VMware
    Alex Halderman, University of Michigan
    Trent Jaeger, Pennsylvania State University
    Charlie Miller, Independent Security Evaluators
    Matt Miller, Microsoft
    Tim Newsham, iSEC Partners
    Jon Oberheide, University of Michigan
    Dug Song, Zattoo
    Michal Zalewski, Google


    It would seem this Workshop would be representing 

    the State of Art in Offensive Technologies.


    I also read the New York Times article on

    "U.S. Steps Up Effort on Digital Defenses"

    Both are several years behind the curve.

    The info in both articles suggests a lack of

    comprehension of the current state of the Art

    according to our paradigm intel.

    The WOOT workshop is clearly from a defenders

    point of view, the NYT article is no where near

    state of the Art.

    There seems to be a PARADIGM lacking for 

    even discussing offensive technologies.

    The context is much more urgent than 

    either article suggests.

    But the WOOT conference is a good start.

    The Paradigm continues to builld towards a 

    big ass whoopin.

    Blind Deaf and Dumb....

    It feels like 'they' are talking about HTLM code,

    When the bad guys are on 'The Cloud'.


    Suggested Paradigms and
    Needed Cyber initiatives.
    By Gerald; Internet Anthropologist


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