Learning from Authoritative Security Experiment Results

The 2012 LASER Workshop: Learning from Authoritative Security Experiment Results

Workshop Overview

The goal of the LASER 2012 workshop is to provide an outlet for publication of the results of all properly conducted experimental (cyber) security research. This will encourage people to share not only what works, but also what doesn't. Given the increased importance of computer security, the security community needs to quickly identify and learn from both success and failure. This is the primary goal of this workshop. The specific technical results of the experiments are of secondary importance for this workshop.

Topics include, but are not limited to

  • Unsuccessful research in experimental security
  • Methods and designs for security experiments
  • Experimental confounds, mistakes, mitigations
  • Successes and failures in reproducing the experimental techniques and/or results of earlier work

The workshop focuses on research that has a valid hypothesis and reproducible experimental methodology, but where the results were unexpected or did not validate the hypotheses, where the methodology addressed difficult and/or unexpected issues, or that identified previously unsuspected confounding issues.

2012 LASER Workshop
July 18-19, 2012


The 2012 LASER Workshop proceedings were published in the ACM Digital Library.

Further Information

If you have questions or comments about LASER, or if you would like additional information about the workshop, contact us at:info@laser-workshop.org.

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