ICCWS Future and Past

Future International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security

If you would be interested in hosting ICCWS, please read the hosting document and contact Sue Nugus, Conferences Director, for more information.

ICCWS 2024

Hosted by:
The Kerzner Building
University of Johannesburg
Auckland Park Bunting Road Campus
Bunting Road

26 - 27 March 2024


The Electronic Proceedings from ICCWS are included in your registration and are available to download for conference participants.  They are also available to purchase in 2 difference formats.

  • PDF Download - ¬£50
  • Printed Version - ¬£70 plus Postage and Packaging

Purchase Proceedings from previous ICCWS Conferences

Winners at ICCWS 2024

PhD Winners

Options for Signalling Cyber Deterrence using Cyber Capabilities
Maria Keinonen, National Defence University, Helsnki, Finland and Kimmo Halunen, University of Oulu, Finland


National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection through Cybersecurity: A National Government Perspective
Thuli Mkhwanazi and Lynn Futcher, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa

Best Posters

Voter Psychological Vulnerabilities in Information Warfare
Bonnie Rushing, US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, USA

A Multiverse Model of War’
Clara Maathuis, Open University, Heerlen, Netherlands

Conference Executives

Conference Co-Chairs:

Dr Jaco du Toit. University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Prof Brett van Niekerk.,Durban University of Technology, South Africa

Keynote Speakers:

Prof Joey Jansen van Vuuren (PhD) , Tshwane University of Technology .
The threat of ransomware attacks in Higher Education Institutions

Dr Manuel Corregedor Ahmed Bin Mohammed Military College, Doha, Qatar
A Cyber Security Tale From The Trenches


Message of Thanks

We extend our thanks to all participants at the conference, both presenters and attendees and gratefully acknowledge the support of the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, and the assistance provided by the Conference Chair and keynote speakers. The stream and mini track chairs are to be applauded for their efforts in ensuring that timekeeping requirements were respected by all participants and the chair and discussants of the PhD Colloquium are thanked for their invaluable contribution to this important part of the conference.

Finally, we value and unreservedly acknowledge the essential role performed by the executive and programme committees in respect of the double blind review process.

We trust that that overall the conference exceeded your expectations; we welcome your feedback

Previous ICCWS Conferences

ICCWS 2023

Hosted by:
Towson University Cyber Center
10 West
West Burke Avenue

09 - 10 March 2023

Winners at ICCWS 2023

PhD Winners

Offensive Cyberspace Operations for Cyber Security
Gazmend Huskaj, Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Switzerland (PhD)

Using Military Cyber Operations as a Deterrent
Maria Keinonen, Finnish Defence Forces, Helsinki, Finland (PhD)

Categorizing Cyber Activity Through an Information-Psychological and Information-Technological Perspective, Case Ukraine
Harry Kantola, Finnish National Defence University, Helsinki, FInland (PhD)

Masters Winner

DACA: Automated Attack Scenarios and Dataset Generation
Risto Vaarandi and Frank Korving, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia (Masters)

Conference Executives

Conference Co-Chairs:

Richard L. Wilson, Towson University, Baltimore, USA

Major Brendan Curran, National Security Agency’s Space Cybersecurity Fort Meade, Maryland

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. George R. Lucas, Stockdale Center at the U.S. Naval Academy.
Military Ethics & Algorithmic Warfare: from the Battlefield to the Cyber Domain

Mr. Justin Fanelli, Technical Director, Dept of Navy PEO Digital and Georgetown University
Can Zero Trust Restore Our Ailing Trust?

ICCWS 2022

Hosted by:
Harriman Campus,
ETEC Blg. 1220 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY 12227

17 - 18 March 2022

Winners at ICCWS 2022

PhD Winner

The Impact of CISO Appointment Announcements on the Market Value of Firms
Adrian Ford, Ameer Al-Nemrat, Seyed Ali Ghorashi and Julia Davidson, University of East London, UK

Poster Winner

You cannot Hide Behind Your Thoughts: EEG-based Biometric Identification
Christoph Lipps, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Kaiserslautern, Germany

Conference Executives

Conference Co-Chairs:

Dean Robert P. Griffin College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity, University at Albany

Programme Chair: 

Dr Unal Tatar and Dr Benjamin Yankson College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity, University at Albany

Keynote Speakers:

Heather Hage, Griffiss Institute (GI), USA
Runways to Rome 

Tony Sager, Senior Vice President & Chief Evangelist, Center for Internet Security  
Stranger in a Changed Land

Col. Jeffrey Erickson, the director of the Army Cyber Institute.
Developing the Critical Capabilities Needed to Respond to Cyber Attacks on Modern Cities

ICCWS 2021

Hosted by:

Tennessee Tech University Tennessee Tech University & and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Roaden University Center
1000 N Dixie Avenue
Cookeville, TN 38505

Website : https://www.tntech.edu/about

25 - 26 February 2021 - Virtual Conference

Winners at ICCWS 2021

Best PhD/ Masters Colloquium Presentation

Remote Memory Monitoring for Malware in a Talos II Architecture
Robert Willburn, Air Force Institute of Technology, USA (Masters)

Zynq System-on-Chip DMA Messaging for Processor Monitoring
Daniel Koranek, Scott Graham and Douglas Hodson, Air Force Institute of Technology, USA

Poster Winner

Christoph Lipps, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Kaiserslautern, Germany for the poster "How To Dance Your Passwords: A Gait-Based Biometric User Identification".

Conference Executives

Conference Co-Chairs:

Dr. Juan Lopez Jr. - Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, United States

Dr. Ambareen Siraj - Tennessee Technological University, Seymour, USA

Programme Chair:

Dr. Kalyan Perumalla, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, United States

Keynote Speakers:

Diane M. Janosek, National Cryptologic School, USA  
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Dr Deborah Frincke, National Security Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA  
‚ÄúWhat‚Äôs Science Got To Do With it?‚ÄĚ ¬†

ICCWS 2020

Hosted by:

Center for Cybersecurity Education and Research (CCSER), 
Old Dominion University,
Webb University Center,
1526 W 49th St,
VA 23508 USA
Tel : 757-683-5914.

12 - 13 March 2020

Winners at ICCWS 2020

Best PhD Paper
Paul Poteete, University of Pretoria, New Brighton
Sychometric Modeling of Cybersecurity Roles

Poster Winner
Christoph Lipps,
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Kaiserslautern, Germany 
"How To Dance Your Passwords: A Gait-Based Biometric User Identification".

Conference Executives

Conference Chair:
Prof. Brian K. Payne, Old Dominion University

Programme Chair:
Prof. Hongyi Wu,
Old Dominion University

Key Note Speakers:
Captain Harold Cole, Auburn University and Captain Jody Grady, Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Atlantic
"Securing vs Defending a Network"

Dr. Emily Goldman, U.S. Department of State
Strategic Cyber Competition

Rodney Petersen, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Multiple Pathways to a Career in Cybersecurity

Greg Tomchick, Proactive Services at Cyber Defense Labs
Cyber Resilience in the 2020's

ICCWS 2019

Hosted by:

Stellenbosch University and the CSIR at Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study,
South Africa

28 February-1 March 2019

Winners at ICCWS 2019

Best PhD Paper
Strategic Culture Theory as a Tool for Explaining Russian Cyber Threat Perception
Kari Martti, University of Jyv√§skyl√§, Finland

Best Poster
TimeGraphs‚ÄźTime Series‚Äźbased Anomaly Detection on Communication Graphs
Duque Anton Simon D, Daniel Fraunholz, and Hans Dieter Schotten Intelligent Networks Research Group, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Kaiserslautern, Germany

Conference Executives

Conference Chair:
No√ęlle van der Waag-Cowling, Department of Defence, South Africa

Programme Chair:
Louise Leenen, 
University of the Western Cape,  South Africa

Key Note Speakers:
Assoc. Prof. Sascha Bachmann, Bournemouth University, UK
Hybrid Conflict as 21st Century Conflict

Dr. Hurley, National Defense University (NDU), Data Analytics
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Dr. Edward L. Mienie, University of North Georgia
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Brigadier Piet Pieterse,  South African Police Service
The Evolving Demands of a Data-Driven Society: The New Cyber Challenge

ICCWS 2018

Hosted by:

The National Defense University, 
Washington DC,

Winners at ICCWS 2018

Best PhD Paper
Sharif Hassan and Ratan Guha
Honeypots and the Attackers Bias

Best Poster
Zachary Schnur and Richard Wilson
Cold War Echoes: The Russian Effort to Interfere in the 2016 Election

Conference Executives

Conference Chair: 
RADM Hamby (Retired),   Information Resources Management College (IRMC), National Defense University, USA

Programme Chair:
Dr. Jim Q. Chen  
Professor, National Defense University, USA 
Dr. John Hurley,
Professor, National Defense University, USA

ICCWS 2017

Hosted by:

Wright State University & the Center for Cyberspace Research,
Air Force Institute of Technology,
Dayton, USA.

Winners at ICCWS 2017

Best PhD Paper
Patrick Dudenhofer and Adam Bryant, Wright State University, USA
Establishing a Cognitive Understanding of Cyber Reverse Engineering Tasks

Best Masters Paper
Portante Anthony and Barry Mullins, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, USA
Analysis of Denial-of-Service Attack Vectors in Software-Defined Networks

Best Poster Robert Koch, Universität der Bundeswehr, Germany
Hunting Fake News: Automated Assessment System by Distributed News Analysis

Conference Executives

Conference Chair:  
Dr Adam R Bryant. Wright State University, Dayton, USA
Dr Robert F. Mills, Air Force Institute of Technology, USA.

Programme Chair:
Dr. Juan Lopez Jr,
Center for Cyberspace Research, Air Force Institute of Technology.USA.

Key Note Speakers:
Major General Courtney P. Carr, Adjutant General of Indiana
"Total Force Cyber: Working in an Ambiguous Environment"

Dr. Matt Bishop,Department of Computer Science, University of California at Davis
"Resilience as a Security Property"

ICCWS 2016

Hosted by:

Boston University Boston,
Massachusetts., USA

17-18 March 2016

Winers at ICCWS 2016

Best PhD Paper
Dubois Michel, ESIEA and Eric Filiol, ESIEA - Operational Cryptology and Virology Laboratory, France
3D Visualization Applied to PRBGs and Cryptography 

Best Masters Paper
Andrew and Benjamin Ramsey, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, USA
Z-Ranger: An Improved Tool Set for ZigBee Warwalking 

Best Poster
Vahid, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA.
Preventing Remote Cyber Attacks against Aircraft Avionics Systems 

Conference Executives

Conference Chair:  
Dr Tanya Zlateva, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Programme Chair: 
Dr Virginia Greiman, 
Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Key Note Speakers:
Daryl Haegley, Control Systems Cybersecurity, USA
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Neal Ziring, the Information Assurance Directorate (IAD) at NSA
"Is Security Achievable? A Practical Perspective"