9th Annual Cyber Security Next Generation Workshop

9th Annual Cyber Security Next Generation Workshop


The annual Cyber Security Next Generation workshop in the Netherlands (supported by ACCSS) aims to contribute to a stronger and more connected cyber security research community in the Netherlands. Seize this excellent opportunity to share ideas, experiences, and information, on the diverse topics of cyber security. Both researchers and practitioners working within the field of cyber security are cordially invited to join.

The 9th edition of this workshop will be held on the 22nd of November, 2023, at the Centrum voor Veiligheid en Digitalisering (CvD) building, Apeldoorn (Wapenrustlaan 11).

As in the previous years, the program committee is soliciting abstracts describing work on cyber security. The workshop also encourages the submission of interdisciplinary work on cybersecurity from related fields, including but not limited to all fields of criminology, law, economics, and psychology. All PhD and MSc students are encouraged to submit a one-page abstract in pdf-format, including names of the authors, affiliations and e-mail addresses. Submission is done by easychair: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=csng2023


Important Dates

- Abstract submission deadline: October 27

- Notification of acceptance: November 10

- Registration deadline: November 17

- Workshop date: November 22



Participation is free of charge however registration is required. Register here!



11:00 - 11:30 Registration
11:30 - 11:40 Welcome
11:40 - 12:30 Keynote (by Andrea Continella)

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:30 Afternoon talks
14:30 - 15:30 Coffee and Poster session
15:30 - 16:15 BCMT candidate talks and Award ceremony

16:15 - 17:00 ACCSS Talk: Dr. Zeki Erkin (vice-chair)

17:00 - 18:30 Drinks and Networking


Speaker: Andrea Continella (PhD), University of Twente

Title: "Our detector has a 99.99% accuracy!” but malware is still out there..."

Abstract: Malware is one of the oldest and still nowadays major Internet threats. Over the past 20 years, researchers and practitioners have designed and deployed increasingly sophisticated solutions to detect malicious samples, and the cybersecurity industry is now overflowing with anti-malware solutions, which score almost perfect detection rates. Nonetheless, as a matter of fact, malware still exists and infects systems on a daily basis, including critical infrastructures.

In this talk, I will take you on a journey into the depths of malware analysis and detection, highlighting the current open problems in the state-of-the-art, and pointing out directions for future research in a field too often considered "solved". Finally, I will conclude my talk with takeaways and lessons learned that apply beyond the malware scope and are actionable in several cybersecurity fields, discussing the way forward for our community.


Bio: Andrea Continella is an Associate Professor at the University of Twente, where he leads the cybersecurity team of the Semantics, Cybersecurity & Services group (SCS), and he is a member of the International Secure Systems Lab (iSecLab). Before joining the University of Twente, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Computer Science Department at UC Santa Barbara, and he obtained a Ph.D. cum laude in Computer Science and Engineering at Politecnico di Milano. His research activity focuses on several aspects of systems security, such as malware and threat analysis, mobile and IoT security, automated vulnerability discovery, and large-scale measurements of security issues. Andrea is a strong advocate for open and reproducible science, he regularly publishes at top-tier security venues, and he serves on the program committees of major systems security conferences.


Afternoon Talks

13:30 - 14:00: "Topology-Based Reconstruction Defences for Decentralised Learning" by Florine Dekker (TU Delft)
14:00 - 14:30: "Deployability, Transparency, and Room for Improvement: Reproducing BGP Hijacking Detection Technique" by Ebrima Jaw  (University of Twente)

BCMT award ceremony

15:30 - 15:35: Introduction
15:35 - 16:00: Award Candidate: Jerre Starink (University of Twente): Analysis and Automated Detection of Host-Based Code Injection Techniques in Malware
16:00 - 16:25: Award Candidate: Bjorn Ruytenberg (TU/e): When Lightning Strikes Thrice: Breaking Thunderbolt Security
16:25 - 16:30: Award ceremony


Accepted posters TBA

Organized by Fatih Turkmen (University of Groningen)

Abhishta Abhishta (University of Twente)

Zeki Erkin (Technical University of Delft)

Thursday, October 5, 2023