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USENIX Association

August 11, 2015 09:00 ET

The Nonprofit USENIX Association Announces Enigma: New Vendor-Neutral Security Conference Focusing on Current Computing Threats and Attacks

New San Francisco Security Conference to Premiere in January 2016

BERKELEY, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 11, 2015) - Building on 40 years of success in presenting computing conferences featuring cutting edge research, the nonprofit USENIX Association today announced Enigma -- a uniquely positioned vendor-neutral security conference. With support from founding sponsor Google, Enigma will be held January 25-27, 2016, in San Francisco featuring an impartial program presented by academic and industry experts offering immediately useful responses to security breaches.

"Enigma extends the USENIX Association's longstanding mission of providing positive conference environments where the computing community can gather to learn and exchange ideas, as well as have open access to research," said Casey Henderson, Executive Director of the USENIX Association. "As with all USENIX events, Enigma offers an unbiased forum for productive discussions that will benefit the security community."

Enigma offers a different scope and format than the more academic USENIX Security Symposium (August 12-14, 2015, in Washington, D.C.), the preeminent forum for presenting groundbreaking refereed papers now in its 24th year.

The three-day Enigma security conference will bring together researchers and practitioners from industry, academia, and government. The conference will present dynamic, content-rich 30-minute peer-reviewed talks focusing on emerging threats and novel attacks. Topics covered may include: cryptanalysis; longitudinal study of attack trends; synthesization of knowledge of specific attack or abuse landscapes, and case studies of specific attacks.

"Google is thrilled to help USENIX build a new conference focused on cutting-edge research around emerging threats," said Elie Bursztein, Spam and Abuse Research Lead, Google. "A thoughtful, diverse forum like Enigma will encourage organizations to collaborate, improving our collective fight against malicious activities."

About the USENIX Association
USENIX is the Advanced Computing Systems Association. For 40 years, it has been the leading community for engineers, system administrators, scientists, and technicians working on the cutting edge of the computing world. USENIX conferences are the essential meeting grounds for the presentation and discussion of technical advances in all aspects of computing systems. For more information about the USENIX Association, visit

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