This year, we are excited to expand the scope of the International Conference of Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime (ICDF2C), into Cyber Attacks Response and Defense (CARDS). The scope of digital forensics is expanding, and as we continuously explore mechanisms of hacking into devices to pull evidence, as well as find traces of evidence of complex hacks, it has become apparent that different cybersecurity communities have to start working together.
The 2019 conference will embody this mission, and as such, has a new major track, focused on Attacks and Defense, complementing the existing, Response-focused ICDF2C track. We are excited about this change, and we hope that this will inspire scientists and practitioners in various cybersecurity sub-disciplines to work together. We are especially interested in promoting, inspiring and embracing applied cybersecurity work, and we are aiming to position this conference as the premiere venue for applied cybersecurity and forensics.
Emerging technologies bring with them new avenues for cyber attacks, and this requires new strategies for cyber defense. Moreover, the increased complexity of communication and networking infrastructure has made the investigation of cybercrime more difficult. Clues of illegal activities are often buried in large volumes of data that needs to be sifted through in order to detect crimes and collect evidence. The field of digital forensics and cybercrime investigation has become very important for law enforcement, national security, and information assurance.
This conference brings together practitioners and researchers from diverse fields providing opportunities for engagement among attendees. The conference is not only a venue for networking, but also provides high-quality training opportunities through expert speakers and tutorials on basic and advanced forensic and high attack/defensive methods on a large scale applied on emerging on new technologies.