NSS-SocialSec 2023

NSS 2023: 17th International Conference on Network and System Security
SocialSec 2023: 9th International Symposium on Security and Privacy in Social Networks and Big Data
University of Kent, Canterbury, UK
August 14-16, 2023

Online Proceedings

Online Proceedings (free access if visited from this page, even if you don't have a subscription; individual papers' links can be found in the program shown below):


Day 1: Session 1, Keynote I, Session 2, Session 3

Day 2: Session 4, Keynote II, Session 5, Session 6

Day 3: Session 7, Keynote III, Session 8, Session 9


Day 1 (Monday 14 August 2023)

09:00-09:30 Registration
09:30-10:00 Welcome Session (General Co-Chairs' Welcome Address, TPC Co-Chairs' Report)
10:00-11:30 Session 1: Malware, Attacks and Countermeasures (I) – NSS
(Session Chair: Budi Arief, University of Kent, UK)
10:00-10:25 Evaluating Rule-Based Global XAI Malware Detection Methods Slides
Rui Li and Olga Gadyatskaya
10:25-10:50 Whitelisting for Characterizing and Monitoring Process Control Communication Slides
Andreas Paul, Franka Schuster and Hartmut Koenig
10:50-11:10 Detection of Malware using Self-attention Mechanism and Strings (Short Paper) Slides
Satoki Kanno and Mamoru Mimura
11:10-11:30 Agnostic Label-Only Membership Inference Attack (Short Paper) Slides
Anna Monreale, Francesca Naretto and Simone Rizzo
11:30-11:45 Morning Break
11:45-12:45 Keynote I: The Future of Passwords Slides
Speaker: Julia Hesse, IBM Research Zurich, Switzerland
(Session Chair: Atsuko Miyaji, Osaka University and Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
12:45-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:35 Session 2: Information Abuse and Political Discourse – SocialSec
(Session Chair: Shujun Li, University of Kent, UK)
14:00-14:25 SocialSec 2023 Best Paper Award SocialSec 2023 Best Paper Award
People Still Care About Facts: Twitter Users Engage More with Factual Discourse than Misinformation Slides
Luiz Giovanini, Shlok Gilda, Mirela Silva, Fabrício Ceschin, Prakash Shrestha, Christopher Brant, Juliana Fernandes, Catia Silva, André Grégio and Daniela Oliveira
14:25-14:50 Twitter Bots Influence on the Russo-Ukrainian War During the 2022 Italian General Elections Slides
Francesco Luigi De Faveri, Luca Cosuti, Pier Paolo Tricomi and Mauro Conti
14:50-15:15 Did State-sponsored Trolls Shape the 2016 US Presidential Election Discourse? Quantifying Influence on Twitter Slides
Nikos Salamanos, Michael J. Jensen, Costas Iordanou and Michael Sirivianos
15:15-15:35 Extracting common features of fake news by Multi-Head-Attention (Short Paper) Slides
Takayuki Ishimaru and Mamoru Mimura
15:35-16:00 Afternoon Break
16:00-17:35 Session 3: Blockchain – NSS + SocialSec
(Session Chair: Yangguang Tian, University of Surrey, UK)
16:00-16:25 Resilience of Blockchain Overlay Networks Slides
Aristodemos Paphitis, Nicolas Kourtellis and Michael Sirivianos
16:25-16:50 Provably Secure Blockchain Protocols from Distributed Proof-of-Deep-Learning Slides
Xiangyu Su, Mario Larangeira and Keisuke Tanaka
16:50-17:15 Graph Analysis of Blockchain P2P Overlays and their Security Implications Slides
Aristodemos Paphitis, Nicolas Kourtellis and Michael Sirivianos
17:15-17:35 Security Model for Privacy-preserving Blockchain-based Cryptocurrency Systems (Short Paper) Slides
Mayank Raikwar, Shuang Wu and Kristian Gjøsteen
17:35-19:00 Welcome Reception

Day 2 (Tuesday 15 August 2023)

09:00-10:35 Session 4: Security Mechanisms, Social Structure and Community – NSS + SocialSec
(Session Chair: Hiroki Kuzuno, Kobe University, Japan)
09:00-09:25 Group Oriented Attribute-based Encryption Scheme from Lattices with the employment of Shamir's Secret Sharing scheme Slides
Maharage Perera, Toru Nakamura, Takashi Matsunaka, Hiroyuki Yokoyama and Kouichi Sakurai
09:25-09:50 Secure and Efficient Data Processing for Cloud Computing with Fine-Grained Access Control Slides
Jingjing Wang, Hao Feng, Zheng Yu, Rongtao Liao, Shi Chen and Ting Liang
09:50-10:15 Cyber Security Researchers on Online Social Networks: From the Lens of the UK's ACEs-CSR on Twitter Slides
Mohamad Imad Mahaini and Shujun Li
10:15-10:35 The Social and Technological Incentives for Cybercriminals to Engage in Ransomware Activities (Short Paper) Slides
Yichao Wang, Sophia Roscoe, Budi Arief, Lena Connolly, Hervé Borrion and Sanaa Kaddoura
10:35-11:00 Morning Break
11:00-12:00 Keynote II: Monitoring & Mitigating Online Harms: Is Redecentralisation the Answer to Partisanship, Hate Speech, Tracking etc.? Slides
Speaker: Nishanth Sastry, University of Surrey, UK
(Session Chair: Budi Arief, University of Kent, UK)
12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:45 Session 5: Security in the Wild – NSS
(Session Chair: Zhe Xia, Wuhan University of Technology, China)
13:30-13:55 On the Design of a Misinformation Widget (Ms.W) Against Cloaked Science Slides
David Arroyo, Sara Degli-Esposti, Alberto Gómez-Espés, Santiago Palmero-Muñoz and Luis Pérez-Miguel
13:55-14:20 Spying on the Spy: Security Analysis of Hidden Cameras Slides YouTube video
Samuel Herodotou and Feng Hao
14:20-14:45 NSS 2023 Best Student Paper Award NSS 2023 Best Student Paper Award
Security Analysis of Mobile Point-of-Sale Terminals Slides Slides
Mahshid Mehr Nezhad, Elliot Laidlaw and Feng Hao
14:45-15:00 Afternoon Break
15:00-16:15 Session 6: Malware, Attacks and Countermeasures (II) – SocialSec
(Session Chair: Olga Gadyatskaya, Leiden University, the Netherlands)
15:00-15:25 Data Reconstruction Attack Against Principal Component Analysis Slides
Saloni Kwatra and Vicenç Torra
15:25-15:50 SocialSec 2023 Best Student Paper Award SocialSec 2023 Best Student Paper Award
The Impact of Synthetic Data on Membership Inference Attacks Slides
Md Sakib Nizam Khan and Sonja Buchegger
15:50-16:15 Time Is On My Side: Forward-Replay Attacks to TOTP Authentication Slides
Giuseppe Bianchi and Lorenzo Valeriani
16:15-19:00 Free time or a walking tour
19:00-19:30 Pre Banquet Drink Reception
19:30-22:00 Conference Banquet + Best Paper Awards Announcement

Day 3 (Wednesday 16 August 2023)

09:00-10:30 Session 7: System and Hardware Security – NSS
(Session Chair: Atsuko Miyaji, Osaka University and Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
09:00-09:25 NSS 2023 Best Paper Award NSS 2023 Best Paper Award
Modular Polynomial Multiplication Using RSA/ECC coprocessor Slides
Aurélien Greuet, Simon Montoya and Clémence Vermeersch
09:25-09:50 T3E: A Practical Solution to Trusted Time in Secure Enclaves Slides
Gilang Mentari Hamidy, Pieter Philippaerts and Wouter Joosen
09:50-10:10 KDRM: Kernel Data Relocation Mechanism to Mitigate Privilege Escalation Attack (Short Paper) Slides
Hiroki Kuzuno and Toshihiro Yamauchi
10:10-10:30 Decentralized SGX-based Cloud Key Management (Short Paper) Slides
Yunusa Abdulsalam, Jaouhara Bouamama, Yahya Benkaouz and Mustapha Hedabou
10:30-11:00 Morning Break
11:00-12:00 Keynote III: Trustworthy AI… for Systems Security Slides
Speaker: Lorenzo Cavallaro, University College London, UK
(Session Chair: Shujun Li, University of Kent, UK)
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:45 Session 8: Privacy and Machine Learning (I) – NSS + SocialSec
(Session Chair: Hiroaki Kikuchi, Meiji University, Japan)
13:00-13:25 Detection of Privacy-harming Social Media Posts in Italian Slides
Federico Peiretti and Ruggero G. Pensa
13:25-13:45 The Effectiveness of Transformer-based Models for BEC attack Detection (Short Paper) Slides
Amirah Almutairi, Boojoong Kang and Nawfal Fadhel
13:45-14:05 SPoiL: Sybil-based Untargeted Data Poisoning Attacks in Federated Learning (Short Paper) Slides
Zhuotao Lian, Chen Zhang, Kaixi Nan and Chunhua Su
14:05-14:25 Edge local Differential Privacy for Dynamic Graphs (Short Paper) Slides
Sudipta Paul, Julián Salas and Vicenç Torra
14:25-14:45 Temporal Analysis of Privacy Enhancing Technology Traffic using Deep Learning (Short Paper) Slides
Monika Kumari, Mohona Ghosh and Niyati Baliyan
14:45-15:00 Afternoon Break
15:00-16:30 Session 9: Privacy and Machine Learning (II) – NSS
(Session Chair: Chunhua Su, University of Aizu, Japan)
15:00-15:25 Privacy-preserving Federated Learning with Hierarchical Clustering to Improve Training on Non-IID Data Slides Video recording
Songwei Luo, Shaojing Fu, Yuchuan Luo, Lin Liu, Yanxiang Deng and Shixiong Wang
15:25-15:50 RRML: Privacy Preserving Machine Learning Based on Random Response Technology Slides
Jia Wang, Shiqing He and Qiuzhen Lin
15:50-16:10 ppAURORA: Privacy Preserving Area Under Receiver Operating Characteristic and Precision-Recall Curves (Short Paper) Slides
Ali Burak Ünal, Nico Pfeifer and Mete Akgün
16:10-16:30 New LDP approach using VAE (Short Paper) Slides
Andres Hernandez-Matamoros and Hiroaki Kikuchi
16:30-17:00 Wrap Up (NSS-SocialSec 2024 Chairs' report)
Institute of Cyber Security for Society (iCSS), University of Kent
Singapore Management University
University of Insubria, Italy
Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany
Osaka University, Japan
University of Pisa (Università di Pisa), Italy
Cyprus University of Technology