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Welcome to BADGERS 2014

The 3rd International Workshop on Building Analysis Datasets and Gathering Experience Returns for Security (BADGERS 2014) will be held in Wroclaw, Poland, on September 11th, 2014. The workshop is collocated with the European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS 2014).

The BADGERS workshop is the venue for research on Big Data for security. In contrast to the systems community, security researchers have only recently started collecting and looking at Internet-scale, real-world data (e.g., the EU WOMBAT and the US PREDICT initiatives). Experimental security analysis performed on such data is often hampered by concerns such as confidentiality, privacy, and liability. However attackers have become experts in leveraging the whole Internet to achieve their goals. To understand the modus operandi and the motivations of attackers, both the access to Internet-scale, real-world data and the techniques to mine it for relevant security knowledge are necessary. Hence there is a growing need to widen the scope of data-driven security analysis.

The BADGERS workshop is positioned at the confluence of computer security and general purpose large-scale data processing and aims at bringing together people (e.g., researchers, practitioners, system administrators, security analysts) active in the emerging domain of security-related data collection and analysis for Internet-scale computer systems and networks. By giving visibility to existing solutions, the workshop promotes and encourages the better sharing of data and knowledge. The increasing availability of tools and techniques to process large-scale data (aka Big Data) will benefit computer security.

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