September 24-26, 2017 At the Hyatt Regency, Cambridge, MA

IEEE Secure Development Conference



Posted on: March 3rd, 2017 by Jessica Hedges

SecDev is a venue for presenting ideas, research, and experience about how to develop secure systems.

SecDev is distinguished by its focus on how to “build security in” (and not simply to discover the absence of security). Its goal is to encourage and disseminate ideas for secure system development among both academia and industry. Developers have valuable experiences and ideas that can inform academic research, and researchers have concepts, studies, and even code and tools that could benefit developers. We anticipate that attendees from academic conferences like IEEE S&P, USENIX Security, PLDI, FSE, ISSTA, SOUPS, and many others could contribute ideas to SecDev, as could attendees of industrial conferences like AppSec, RSA, Black Hat, and Shmoocon.

We’ve selected our exciting talks. We’re now looking for posters! We’re also looking for nominations for the IEEE Awards for Innovation and Practice!

We’re seeking donors to the 2017 conference.  Last year we had terrific invited talks, presentations, and tutorials.


Papers Submissions Due: June 2, 2017
Decisions Announced: June 23, 2017
Final Versions Due: July 21, 2017
Posters Submissions Due: August 18, 2017
Decisions Announced: August 25, 2017
Lightning Talks Abstracts Due: TBA
First Notification: TBA
Tutorial Submissions Submissions Due: June 2, 2017
Student Travel Grants Applications Due: August 11, 2017
Decisions Announced: August 18, 2017
Registration Early Bird Rate Ends: August 18, 2017
Hotel Discounted Rates End: Aug 30, 2017


Building a Business Around Secure Development

In the wake of on-going cyber-attacks against users (WannaCry), companies (Dyn), and countries (Petya), secure development is becoming increasingly important. Although these attacks are all recent, members of this panel are pioneers who anticipated these attacks. In some cases they are seeking to bring new tools and technologies to defend against these attacks, and in others they have already brought some of the best available tools to market. This panel will explore the process of finding a great idea that will matter, getting some seed funding to build a product, getting help from an incubator, and bringing that product to market.

Dr. Nadia Carlsten

Reed Sturtevant

Chris Wysopal

Dr. Andreas Kuehlmann



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