Program Overview

WEIS 2014 will feature a program which includes invited speakers, and 20 papers which have been selected in a rigorous review process by the international program committee.

Program Details

Sunday June 22, 2014

Optional Afternoon Activity (Campus Tour)


Evening Welcome Reception at Whisker's Bar in the Nittany Lion Inn

Monday June 23, 2014: Day 1 of Academic Program

Continental Breakfast


Welcome Address


Session 1
Consumers and Cybercrime
Session Chairs: Neil Gandal and Michel van Eeten

Understanding the Influence of Cybercrime Risk on the E-Service Adoption of European Internet Users
Markus Riek (University of Münster)
Rainer Böhme (University of Münster)
Tyler Moore (Southern Methodist University)
Paper  Slides

Experimental Measurement of Attitudes Regarding Cybercrime
James Graves (Carnegie Mellon University)
Alessandro Acquisti (Carnegie Mellon University)
Ross Anderson (University of Cambridge)
Paper  Slides


Coffee Break (30 minutes)


Session 2
Incentives for Pervasive Monitoring Threats
Session Chairs: Joseph Bonneau and David Pym

Privacy versus Government Surveillance: Where Network Effects Meet Public Choice
Ross Anderson (University of Cambridge)
Paper  Slides

Government Surveillance and Incentives to Abuse Power
Paul Laskowski (UC Berkeley)
Benjamin Johnson (Carnegie Mellon University)
Thomas Maillart (UC Berkeley)
John Chuang (UC Berkeley)
Paper  Slides


Panel Discussion
Cognitive Security
Moderator: David Reitter (Penn State University)

Cleotilde Gonzalez (Carnegie Mellon University)
Christian Lebiere (Carnegie Mellon University)
Joachim Meyer (Tel-Aviv University)


Lunch and Invited Talk by Richard Sullivan (Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City)
Ensuring Payment Security in the United States
Introduction by: John Bagby (Penn State University)


Session 3
Credit and Debit Card Security
Session Chairs: Richard Sullivan and Ross Anderson

Should Payment Card Issuers Reissue Cards in Response to a Data Breach?
James Graves (Carnegie Mellon University)
Alessandro Acquisti (Carnegie Mellon University)
Nicolas Christin (Carnegie Mellon University)
Paper  Slides

Automation and Disruption in Stolen Payment Card Markets
Timothy Peacock (Shape Security)
Allan Friedman (George Washington University)
Paper  Slides

Defending Debit: A Historical Study of the Indirect Effects of the Durbin Amendment on Investment in Debit Card Security
Allison Miller (Electronic Arts)
Paper  Slides


Coffee Break (40 minutes)


Session 4
Understanding Cybercrime
Session Chairs: Tyler Moore and Martin Loeb

Empirically Characterizing Domain Abuse and the Revenue Impact of Blacklisting
Neha Chachra (UC San Diego)
Damon Mccoy (George Mason University)
Stefan Savage (UC San Diego)
Geoffrey Voelker (UC San Diego)
Paper  Slides

A Study of Whois Privacy and Proxy Service Abuse
Richard Clayton (University of Cambridge)
Tony Mansfield (National Physical Laboratory)

Why Them? Extracting Intelligence about Target Selection from Zeus Financial Malware
Samaneh Tajalizadehkhoob (Delft U of Technology)
Hadi Asghari (Delft University of Technology)
Carlos Gañán (Delft University of Technology)
Michel Van Eeten (Delft University of Technology)
Paper  Slides

Rump Session Talks and Organizational Remarks


Social Event & Conference Dinner at the Happy Valley Brewing Company (

Tuesday June 24, 2014: Day 2 of Academic Program

Continental Breakfast


Session 5
Decision-Making, Incentives and Markets
Session Chairs: Rainer Böhme and Laura Brandimarte

The Effect of Decentralized Behavioral Decision Making on System-Level Risk
Kim Kaivanto (Lancaster University)
Paper  Slides

Resilience in Information Stewardship
Christos Ioannidis (University of Bath)
David Pym (University College London)
Julian Williams (University of Durham)
Iffat Gheyas (University of Durham)
Paper  Slides

Competition in the Crypto-Currency Market
Neil Gandal (Tel Aviv University)
Hanna Halaburda (Bank of Canada)
Paper  Slides

Incentive Engineering for Outsourced Computation in the Face of Collusion
Mhr Khouzani (Royal Holloway - University of London)
Viet Pham (Royal Holloway - University of London)
Carlos Cid (Royal Holloway - University of London)
Paper  Slides


Coffee Break (30 minutes)


Panel Discussion
Genome Privacy
Moderator: Ross Anderson (University of Cambridge)

Carl Gunter (University of Illinois)
Vitaly Shmatikov (UT Austin)
Aleksandra Slavkovic (Penn State University)




Session 6
Cryptocurrencies, Virtual Currencies and Cyberinsurance
Session Chairs: Nicolas Christin and Alessandro Acquisti

Voluntary Participation in Cyber-Insurance Markets
Parinaz Naghizadeh (University of Michigan)
Mingyan Liu (University of Michigan)
Paper  Slides

On Decentralizing Prediction Markets and Order Books
Jeremy Clark (Concordia University)
Joseph Bonneau (Princeton University)
Edward Felten (Princeton University)
Joshua Kroll (Princeton University)
Andrew Miller (University of Maryland)
Arvind Narayanan (Princeton University)
Paper  Slides

Analysis of Japanese Loyalty Programs Considering Liquidity, Security Efforts, and Actual Security Levels
Bongkot Jenjarrussakul (University of Tokyo)
Kanta Matsuura (University of Tokyo)
Paper  Slides


Coffee Break (25 minutes)


Session 7
Experimental and Empirical Research on Privacy and Security
Session Chairs: Kanta Matsuura and Brent Rowe

Framing and the Malleability of Privacy Choices
Idris Adjerid (University of Notre Dame)
Alessandro Acquisti (Carnegie Mellon University)
George Loewenstein (Carnegie Mellon University)

Meaningful Healthcare Security: Does ''Meaningful-Use'' Attestation Improve Information Security Performance?
Juhee Kwon (City University of Hong Kong)
M. Eric Johnson (Vanderbilt University)

Aiming at a More Cost-Efficient Census Via Online Data Collection: Privacy Trade-Offs of Geo-Location
Laura Brandimarte (Carnegie Mellon University)
Alessandro Acquisti (Carnegie Mellon University)
Paper  Slides

Closing Remarks

Closing Reception

Ten Years of WEIS