Internet Commerce Security Laboratory (ICSL)

Cybercrime and Trustworthy Computing Conference

Massey University, 24-25 November 2014

The Cybercrime and Trustworthy Computing Conference (CTC-2014), is a workshop designed to link industry, government and academia to help solve problems in the cybercrime space. Following on from the successful workshop in Sydney in 2013, CTC-2014 was held on 24th and 25th November 2014, and was hosted by Massey University's Auckland (Albany) Campus in New Zealand.

The schedule of events is available here.

Organising committee

Prof Paul A. Watters (Massey University), Prof Josef Pieprzyk (Queensland University of Technology) Dr Stephen McCombie (RSA), Dr Robert Layton (Federation University Australia), Mr Simon Brown (Westpac).


Cybercrime continues to be a growth industry, assisted by a combination of technical factors, such as non-secure hardware and software platforms, and psychological factors, such as user error or naivety. The objective of this workshop is to bring together two distinct groups to encourage further collaboration - those who are working on researching cybercrime activity, such as phishing and malware, and those who are working on technical countermeasures.

The scope of the workshop is very narrow, to ensure a complementary match between capability and need. Presentations and papers were either empirically or rationally based explorations of problems in cybercrime, or propose solutions and/or countermeasures to the most pressing cybercrimes.

The conference was held over two days. The first was an academic conference with peer reviewed, published proceedings and presentations. The second day is a collection of industry focused presentations focusing on real life problems and solutions to cybercrime without the requirement of publication.

Please note that the proceedings will be published after the event, allowing presenters to update their papers based on comments at the conference.