Internet Commerce Security Laboratory (ICSL)

Malware & Reverse Engineering Conference 2023

Following the easing of pandemic restrictions we are pleased to announce that the Malware & Reverse Engineering Conference will be held in late February, 2023. We will provide high quality speakers as in previous conferences in 2013, 2014, 2015, 20162017, 2018 and 2019 .

MRE-2023 is a bridge between industry, law enforcement and academia, with a strong focus on practical results from research and development projects in malware reversing.

The conference aims to cover:

  • Threat intelligence
  • Incident response
  • Binary program analysis, and reverse engineering
  • Behavioural and attribution analysis of malware
  • Impacts into the financial sector and government agencies
  • Advanced monitoring schemes for Malware attacks

We are pleased to announce that the Malware Reverse Engineering Conference will be held in Melbourne in late February February, 2023, venue to be confirmed. Following the success of the previous conferences in 2013, 2014, 2015, 20162017, 2018 and 2019 , MRE 2023 promises to be bigger than ever.

MRE-2023 is a bridge between industry, law enforcement and academia, with a strong focus on practical results from research and development projects in malware reversing.

The conference aims to cover:

  • Threat intelligence
  • Incident response
  • Reverse engineering methods, analyses and algorithms
  • Behavioural and attribution analysis of malware
  • Impacts into the financial sector and government agencies
  • Advanced monitoring schemes for Malware attacks

2023 program and keynote speakers

Planning has commenced for the 2023 Malware Reverse Engineering Conference. If you are interested in providing a presentation or would like information to be forwarded to you as soon as available, please advise Paul Black, p.black@federation.edu.au. Keep an eye on this page as information will be added as soon as available.

Frank Schiliro - University of NSW, Canberra

Francesco (Frank) Schiliro’ is a lecturer at the University of New South Wales / ADFA. Frank holds a Master of Research in Computing from Macquarie University and is a PhD candidate examining ‘Securely Cognitive Augmentation in Policing Processes’ at Macquarie University in Australia. He is the AI-enabled Policing – Stream Leader in the Macquarie University, AI-enabled Processes Research Centre, and a Senior Certified Professional with the Australian Computer Society (MACS Snr CP IP3P).

Frank is a retired Superintendent from the Australian Federal Police (AFP). Frank initially began a career in Policing with the New South Wales Police Force in February 1988, having roughly spent 15 years, during which he pursued a role in criminal investigations and achieved his Detective designation. In 2003 he joined the Australian Federal Police where he moved up the ranks to become a Superintendent. Then retiring in February 2022, ending a 34 year career in policing.

Speakers

The current list of confirmed speakers for the MRE 2023 include:

NameOrganisationTopic
Paul BlackICSLAutomated Vulnerability Search
Tarek ChaallanSecurity Centric 
Shanna DalyCosive 
Gyle Dela CruzIAGDemystifying OSINT  for a Future SOC Analyst
Karl DentonMalware Musings 
Thomas RocciaMicrosoft 
Alex Rohl & Chris DaveyUniversity of Adelaide & University of Southern QueenslandAutomated Protocol Reverse Engineering using Deep Learning and Heuristics

Organising committee

Our organising committee is composed of security researchers and engineers from academia and industry.

  • Paul Pang, Chair - Acting Director, ICSL, Federation University Australia
  • Lorenzo Cavallaro  - Chair in Cybersecurity, Security & Systems, King's College London
  • Paul Black -  Post Doctoral Fellow - Cybersecurity, ICSL
  • Scott Brown - Principal Advisor, Threat Analysis and Hunting, Rio Tinto
  • Stephanie Williams - Principal Information Security Consultant, Westpac
  • Daniel Rodriguez - Federal Agent, Cybercrime Operations, AFP Australia

Sponsors

There are plenty of opportunities for sponsorship support and we welcome interest in sponsorship from the security industry and other partners. Please contact Dr Paul Black,, if you are interested in discussing sponsorship opportunities.

Westpac