WOOT = Usenix + Blackhat

The call for papers is now up for a new Usenix workshop, WOOT (Workshop On Offensive Technologies, but don’t think the name came before the acronym.) The workshop will be co-hosted with Usenix Security and will focus on new practical attacks.

I was recently saying that vulnerability research could use more Peer Review instead of the other kind of PR (i.e., vague news stories, user-scaring Month of X Bugs). So help the community out here by submitting quality papers, especially if you’ve never submitted one before. I think the goal of bridging the gap between slideware (e.g., Blackhat) and 15th generation theoretical overlay network designs (e.g. Usenix Security) is a great one.

Also, I’m on the program committee but don’t hold that against them.

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