The Workshop on Security Frameworks
Workshop on Security Frameworks

Workshop on Security Frameworks

WSF23 - The 2023 Workshop on Security Frameworks
"Intelligence rests on Knowledge"

Under the auspices of CINI Cybersecurity National Laboratory

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19th December 2023
Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica
Università di Catania

WSF23 - The 2023 edition - 21st edition in the series!
Intelligence. Its artificial version (if that makes sense) has been pivotal to laymen’s pub chit-chatting throughout this year, leaving its own inventors bewildered. Its human, elder version ought to be best understood but, when we look at the number of wars worldwide, we may wonder if it is so common after all – no offence intended! Knowledge. This forms the foundational core of intelligence, hence may turn out to be the fundamental deficiency every time intelligence seems to falter, be it human or artificial. If you bake a cake that turns out to be rubbish, maybe the reason is not that you are not sufficiently intelligent but, rather, that you did not know a good recipe or how to follow one. Likewise, if your favourite GPT appears to make mistakes, perhaps it was not trained with the relevant information. This duality is this year’s workshop’s workbench. We must acknowledge that data tenancy is an issue even within the intelligence of the semantic web, pretty much as we need to be aware that stateful fuzzing can be made much cleverer than it has long been. Similarly, digital forensics must be scrutinized with the same care typically devoted to cryptographic protocols, in order to pinpoint security as well as privacy properties from the perspectives of both defendants and claimants. Moreover, understanding the entire kill chain is essential to attacking and defending the increasingly popular voice personal assistants, as well as sharpening the tools to predict vulnerabilities and how to exploit them in general. First comes knowledge, I must say. Intelligence follows on top, and with all that, we shall be able to work wonders!

WSF'23 poster

Talk abstracts

Workshop Programme (CET Time)

  • 15:00-15:05    G. Bella, Università di Catania, IT: Opening Remarks

  • 15:05-15:10    Domenico Cantone, DMI Informaticians' Dean, IT: Welcome

  • 15:10-15:20    G. Puccia, CEO Intrapresa S.r.l., IT: Short address

  • 15:20-15:50    D. Santamaria, Università di Catania, IT: "Securing data in the Semantic Web: the tenancy matter"

  • 15:50-16:20    G. Castiglione, Università di Catania, IT: "Leveraging Compliance Verification towards Vulnerability Prediction"

  • 16:20-16:30    Break

  • 16:30-17:00    C. Daniele, Radboud University - Nijmegen, NL: "AFL*: a simple and effective stateful fuzzer"

  • 17:00-17:30    M. Raciti, Scuola IMT Alti Studi Lucca - Università di Catania, IT: "Behind the Screens: An MSC-Model of Digital Forensics in Crime Investigation"

  • 17:30-18:00    Sergio Esposito, PhD at Royal Holloway University of London, UK: "The VOCODES Kill Chain for Voice Controllable Devices"

  • 18:00    Closing and gadgets nas.inf

Workshop Location
19th  December 2023, Aula Magna, Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, Università di Catania, ITALY.