Sharing the Latest Knowledge at the NDSS Symposium

To keep the Internet robust and resilient, we need more research and collaboration into the security issues facing it.

The Network and Distributed System Security (NDSS) Symposium is an annual event focused on the latest developments in network and distributed system security. An incubator of ideas, it brings together leading academics, industry researchers, and security practitioners to discuss peer-reviewed research and exchange ideas. 

Now in its twenty-ninth year, it’s grown into one of the world’s premier security conferences, attracting participants from all over the world and featuring peer-reviewed academic papers, poster sessions, multiple co-located workshops, and keynote presentations on vital and timely topics from leaders in the field.

The NDSS Symposium, which was originally the Workshop on Network and Distributed System Security, was first held on 11-12 February, 1993 in San Diego, California. It was organized as workshop of the Privacy and Security Research Group of the Internet Research Task Force and hosted by the Internet Society and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The Internet Society has proudly hosted the NDSS Symposium since.

NDSS Symposium 2023

The NDSS Symposium 2023 takes place from 27 February – 3 March 2023 in San Diego, California. Attendees include university researchers and educators, chief technology and privacy officers, security analysts, system administrators, and operations and security managers.

Strengthening the Internet 

Through the collaborative sharing of leading research on systems security, the NDSS Symposium helps the Internet community make the Internet more secure:

  • Potential new security attacks and vulnerabilities can be identified, mitigated, and shared in an open and accessible manner. 
  • New security technologies can be developed, published, and potentially standardized in an open and accessible manner
  • The next generation of Internet security researchers and practitioners can embark on their careers with a strong network of collaborators.  
  • Academic, industry, and standards communities can better understand the emerging security problems and solutions and will be better positioned to work together to solve them.

Get Involved

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Make the Most of Open Access to Research

Every research paper accepted by the NDSS Symposium is made available to everyone, everywhere, alongside slides and videos of presentations. This open access strengthens collaborative research and is one of the best features of the symposium.

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Standing the Test of Time

Each year, the Test of Time award honors NDSS papers published more than ten years ago that have made a significant impact on academia and industry. Honoring these papers highlights the important foundational research explored during the NDSS Symposium.

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Become a Sponsor

Show your organization’s support for emerging research and for the next generation of leaders in the systems security field. As a sponsor, you’ll receive visibility and recognition amongst top quality security researchers and practitioners.

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