Internet Commerce Security Laboratory (ICSL)

Malware and Reverse Engineering Conference (MRE-2020)

6th and 7th July 2020

We are pleased to announce that the Malware Reverse Engineering Conference will be held on the 6th and 7th July, 2019. Following the success of the previous conferences in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 , 2020 promises to be bigger than ever.

MRE-2020 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:

  • 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
  • Incident response
  • Threat intelligence


Westpac Banking Corporation,
Level 28, Tower Two,
International Towers,
200 Barangaroo Avenue,
Barangaroo, 2000,
Sydney, Australia

2020 program and keynote speakers

Planning has commenced for the 2020 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, Keep an eye on this page as information will be added as soon as available.

Juan Caballero - IMDEA Software Institute, Spain

Juan joined the IMDEA Software Institute in Madrid, Spain after receiving his Ph.D in ECE from Carnegie Mellon University where Juan was advised by Professor Dawn Song. Juan's interest lies in Computer Security, Program Analysis, and Networking. Juan is developing program binary analysis techniques to address security issues in systems, software, and networks. Some areas of interest are Binary Analysis / Reverse Engineering, Web Security, Malware Analysis, Fingerprinting, Anomaly Detection, and Intrusion Detection.

Fernando Colon Osorio - WPI SSRL, USA

Fernando is Associate Research Professor at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), and director of the Secure Systems Research Laboratory (SSRL) Fernando's research interests are Computer Architecture - the design of High-Performance general and special-purpose processors, Security and Security Architectures, Design of Intrusion Detection and Countermeasure (IDCS) systems, Intrusion Prevention & Survivable Systems, as well as the design of Intelligent worms.His research interest includes pattern classification, neural processing, machine learning and data mining for network security.


The current list of confirmed speakers for the MRE 2020 include:

Paul Black ICSL  
Juan CaballeroIMDEA Software Institute, Spain 
Fernando Colon Osorio WPI SSRL  
Matt DunhamFireEyeIncident Response & Evidence Gathering

Organising committee

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

  • Iqbal Gondal, Chair - Director, Internet Commerce Security Laboratory, Federation University Australia
  • Lorenzo Cavallaro  - Chair in Cybersecurity, Security & Systems, King's College London
  • Paul J Watson - ASD, Defence Department
  • Paul Black - PhD candidate, 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


There are plenty of opportunities for sponsorship support and we welcome interest in sponsorship from the security industry and other partners. Please contact Professor Iqbal Gondal, Director ICSL if you are interested in discussing sponsorship opportunities.